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Now, mission Haryana for AAP

Hoping the similar support in Haryana as in Delhi, the AAP has started its preparations for the state assembly polls. Senior party leader Yogendra Yadav, who is conducting scores of public meetings across the state, has claimed to have huge support. He twitted ‘Addressed 23 public meetings ( 6 big ones) in Mewat, Haryana on Monday. Great response. Something in the air. Am I getting carried away?’

The party too stands by its leader, who might be the face of the party in state. The AAP claimed that they have made around 1 lakh members till 4 January, while till the end of 2013 there were only 20,000 members of the party in Haryana.

AAP ( Haryana) convener Ashawant Gupta told Millennium Post that in the month of May last year there were only 12,000 registered members, but after the historic victory in Delhi, the figure increased to seven times touching the 88,000 mark.’

With the slogan like Dilli to hamari hai, ab Haryana ki baari hai (Delhi has been won, it’s now time to win Haryana), the party is aiming to shake up the political scene in Haryana too.

‘We are planning to organise more public meeting in Karnal, Panipat, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Hisar districts in the next 10 days, Gupta affirmed.

AAP is eyeing Haryana for two reasons. Firstly, Haryana shares borders with the national Capital and its spectacular performance in Delhi is likely to give it some footing there as well. AAP has a support base in Haryana and many volunteers in the run up to the Delhi polls came from Haryana. Secondly, Kejriwal has family links with Haryana’s Bhiwani district where his relatives are settled.

‘AAP will fight for additional quota for lower castes’

New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav has said that the party has ‘more clarity’ now specially on issues relating to caste and reservation. ‘The party will fight for additional quota for the lower castes, women and the economically backward,’ Yadav said. The AAP was heavily criticised for being silent on issues relating to caste and reservation and focussing more on populism. Saying that the AAP is in favour of a quota for the SC/STs and OBCs, Yadav said that the party will work more for these issues.
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