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In Rohtak, Kejriwal says Hooda misusing land Act
Kickstarts Aam Aadmi Party’s Lok Sabha election campaign from Chief Minister’s home turf
Sunit Dhawan
Tribune News Service

Rohtak, February 23
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has exhorted the people of Haryana to vote AAP to power to ensure transparent governance free of corruption, casteism, nepotism and dynastic politics. Kejriwal, who chose his home state to launch his party’s national poll campaign, was addressing a rally in the hometown of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today. The AAP leader accused Hooda of misusing the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to cheat the unsuspecting farmers and benefit big builders, industrialists and colonisers.

He referred to the “shady” land deal between realty giant DLF and Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in this context.

He alleged Hooda was involved in many land deals and acted as an “agent of Mukesh Ambani”. Kejriwal alleged that Ambani was backing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as well as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narender Modi and was actually running the country.

Kejriwal claimed he had the Swiss bank account numbers of Mukesh and Anil Ambani. He dared Modi to bring their money back to the country.

He even announced the Swiss account numbers of the Ambanis. Striking a cord with the masses, Kejriwal termed the late Ch Devi Lal as a real farmer leader, adding that the late leader’s successors had tarnished his image.

Patriotic songs and Haryanavi ragnis were played on the occasion, giving a peculiar patriotic-cum-political fervour to the rally.

The gathering, comprising AAP members and supporters donning their trademark white caps, passed a “no-confidence” motion against the Hooda-led Congress government. A “resolution” was moved by senior party leader Yogendra Yadav and seconded by social activist-turned-politician DR Chaudhry.

Thousands of party members, supporters and sympathisers raised their hands and accepted the proposal by a voice-vote.

The rallyists cheered their leaders at short intervals and showed enthusiasm by raising slogans like “Inqalab Zindabad” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai”. “The enthusiasm exhibited by the people attending the rally made it a real success and proved that the crowds had not been managed for the event. The people supporting the AAP ideology came from the distant places on their own,” said Chaudhry.

AAP leader Yogendra Yadav announced that on being voted to power in the state, they would conduct a thorough probe into the recruitments for government jobs made during the past 20 years.

AAP leader Naveen Jaihind was declared party’s nominee from the Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency.





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