Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann To Launch AAP’s Haryana Poll Campaign, Participate In ‘Tiranga Yatra’

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann will take part in a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Haryana’s Jind district today, as part of the party’s campaigning for the assembly elections slated for next year. AAP’s Haryana unit chief Sushil Kumar Gupta, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, said people of the state have been looking for a “badlav” (change), which will come through the yatra.

Taking a dig at the BJP government in the state, Gupta, addressing a press conference, along with senior AAP leaders from the state including Ashok Tanwar, Anurag Dhanda and Chitra Sarwara, alleged that corruption has flourished in the state under the current government. It is not a “gathbandhan” but a “thug bandhan”, he alleged.

Corruption prevailed in various spheres during the rule of the previous Congress regime too and it flourished more under the present BJP-led government, he said. …We learnt from that mistake,” he said, referring to the tie-up that lasted only for a short period.

Speaking on the ‘Tiranga Yatra’, Gupta said it will be kicked off from Jind, which is considered as the nerve centre of Haryana’s politics, and said that many leaders began their political career from Jind and rose to top positions but neglected the area.

“When we come to power in Haryana, we will undertake development in the entire state,” Gupta said.

On the contentious Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue between Haryana and Punjab, the AAP leader said the water distribution is the job of the central government.

The Rajya Sabha MP further said that the Supreme Court earlier this year had told the Centre that being the main arbiter in water dispute between two states, it is required to play a more “pro-active role instead of being a mute spectator”.