CM Kejriwal asks Cong & JJP to tie up with AAP in Haryana
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the Congress and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) to join hands with the AAP in Haryana to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections in the state. In a tweet in Hindi on Wednesday, Kejriwal said: "Desh ke log Amit Shah aur Modi ji ki jodi ko harana chahatey hain. Agar Haryana mein JJP, AAP aur Congress saath ladtey hain toh Haryana ki dasson seaton par BJP haregi. Rahul Gandhi is par vichar karein." (People want to defeat Amit Shah and Modi. If the Congress, JJP and AAP contest in Haryana jointly, the BJP will lose on all 10 seats in Haryana. Rahul Gandhi should think about it).
The AAP, which does not have a strong base in Haryana, is trying to make inroads in the state. The JJP, which was formed in December after a split in the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), performed well in the Jind assembly seat by-election last month. The AAP had supported the JJP candidate then.
After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted about coming to power in Haryana by defeating the BJP, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday replied to him, saying "Dil behlane ke liye, Ghalib, yeh khayal acha hai". "Kejriwal is free to think whatever he wants but the ground reality is different from his imagination.
Our countrymen knew the ground reality and they will vote for the BJP again," he told the media here.
Kejriwal had tweeted that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress, and the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) should have come together to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana. Khattar had come to Rohtak to meet with party workers and prepare for the upcoming general elections.
The BJP won seven Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 parliamentary elections. The INLD won two seats and the Congress bagged on seat. Haryana has a BJP government since October 2014 led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Haryana will go to polls in the sixth phase on May 12. We have two months time for preparation before the polls. We expect an impressive show in Haryana and better our position from last time, Khattar said.