Poll campaign teams in Haryana by February 10 – AAP

By on February 2, 2014

The Aam Aadmi Party will constitute poll campaign teams in Haryana by February 10 to enable the party to contest in all the state’s constituencies in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting headed by senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav in Gurgaon on Saturday. A large number of AAP supporters and leaders had gathered for the meeting.


The election campaign teams will work on the lines of the party’s poll strategy in last year’s Delhi Assembly election. The teams will assess the ground reality and put its views before voters, convener of AAP Gurgaon unit, Ramesh Yadav, said. The party has also decided to open a state-level office in Sonepat district to monitor all parliamentary constituencies in Haryana. At present, Sonepat, a Jat dominated constituency, favours Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led party has already announced that it will contest all 10 parliamentary constituencies in Haryana, where it expects to post yet another impressive show after its debut in Delhi.

AAP defends Khaps again

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday defended the existence of khap panchayats, but said it was opposed to any judgment issued by them in violation of the law of the land.

“All castes tend to have their social organisations, which conduct internal dispute resolution. We certainly acknowledge the right of all such organisations to exist. They have a right to perform a legitimate role because we do not want every social dispute to go to the court of law,” senior party leader Yogendra Yadav said.

Yadav, who plays a major role in formulating the party’s policy on crucial issues, said khaps only posed a problem when they violated the law with their decisions.

“It is problematic when the dispute resolution is done through coercion…when the law of the land is broken, or when killings and murders are defended in the name of honour killings, etc,” he added. Slamming other parties for succumbing to khaps’ pressure, Yadav said AAP “will not fall to the feet of these organisations for the sake of votes”.

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