Gurugram: Congress fields Ajay Yadav to take on BJP's Rao Inderjit
Gururgam: Congress has fielded its veteran leader Captain Ajay Yadav from Gurugram seat. The importance of Captain Yadav can be gauged from the fact that he has won Rewari Vidhan Sabha seat six times for the Congress. He won the Rewari seat for the first time in 1989 after which he continuously emerged successful with wins in 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2009.
In South Haryana where he was instrumental in making Congress a formidable party, he was rewarded with various cabinet posts in the state government that ranged from being the PWD minister to the post of finance minister.
Captain Yadav will be contesting for Lok Sabha seat for the first time. The Congress party first mulled of fielding him in the 2014 polls after Rao Inderjit left the party and joined Congress. Due to health reasons, Captian Yadav expressed his reluctance to fight the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
Captain Ajay Yadav is the son of Abhay Singh Yadav who was again one of the tallest Congress leaders in South Haryana. Captain Ajay Yadav served in Indian Army for seven years after he was first commissioned as an officer in 1980. He took the premature retirement in 1987 and joined the state politics. Just two years after joining the state politics, he was able to win his first assembly elections in 1989 after which his successful stint in assembly elections went on for more than 25 years.
Ever since he lost the Rewari in the 2014 Assembly elections, Captain Yadav focussed on the matters related to South Haryana and emphasised that how BJP was not able to deliver governance in the state as well as in the national level.
Captain Yadav reiterated that he will fight BJP and will highlight the failures of the government both nationally and internationally. "We had made Gurugram the Millennium city. After four and a half years, the BJP has made it the most polluted city in the world. Moreover, they want to even damage the lungs of the city by moving the Aravallis out of Punjab land and Preservation Act (PLPA)," said Captain Yadav.
"The citizens of Gurugram have seen through the false hopes that were given to them in the name of demonetisation and they will express their anger against the government on May 12," he added.