After being in news for his range of apologies in Defamation cases, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal formally announced that his party would fight the 2019 assembly elections in Haryana.
Kejriwal added that AAP was ready to work for a Delhi-like miracle in Haryana. Making noise for his official political entry to Haryana in a well-attended rally in Hisar on Sunday, the Delhi CM said he wants a “new Haryana” in which old parties and leaders have no place. “Kasam apni janmabhumi ki, Haryana mein agli sarkar AAP ki banegi aur jo kaam koi bhi party nahin kar payee, vo Kejriwal karega Haryana mein (I am taking a pledge at my birthplace that the AAP would form next government in Haryana and Kejriwal would do what other parties have failed to deliver in their regimes),” the Delhi chief minister Kejriwal said in his 30-minute address. The Delhi CM offered to give an alternative to the people of Haryana who have given enough chances to other political parties in the last 50-odd years.
Demonstrating his achievements in the national capital to improve conditions of government schools and state-run hospitals, Kejriwal said he has thought of the same revolution in Haryana. Throwing an emotional card about his roots in Hisar, Kejriwal remembered names of the school and college where he had studied and the institution where his father used to work during their stay in Hisar. The Delhi chief minister also accused the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government of troubling social fabric of Haryana by generating caste-based divisions and blamed the former Congress governments for corruption.
Kejriwal, in his aggressive “Haryana Bachao Rally”, said that he is hopeful his party would even break Delhi’s record by winning the highest number of assembly seats in Haryana in 2019 assembly polls.