CHANDIGARH: The AAP’s Haryana unit on Tuesday decided against contesting the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, scheduled for October. And it was the AAP state executive, which met at Karnal under Yogendra Yadav’s leadership, that took the all-important decision.
According to a resolution passed by the state executive, “The party after the Delhi Assembly poll results had decided to contest all the 10 Lok Sabha and 90 Assembly seats in Haryana.
“But after the Lok Sabha election results the executive committee, election committee and the Lok Sabha candidates had decided to contest all the 90 seats. This was submitted to the national executive committee on June 6.” “The national executive had called for a report after receiving the feedback from the volunteers. The state executive held a meeting with volunteers from 18 districts in the state and 95 per cent of them were of the view that elections should be fought and some of the meetings were attended by the central observers,” it said. AAP chief spokesman Rajeev Godara said,” A resolution was passed at the meeting, in which it was felt that it will not be practical to fight the upcoming state Assembly polls in the absence of full approval of the party’s national leadership and in particular taking Kejriwal’s views into consideration.
The resolution pointed out that Kejriwal had on two-three occasions made it known that the party should not contest the Haryana Assembly polls and instead focus on the Delhi Assembly polls.” “The state executive resolution mentioned with a heavy heart it had decided that without the approval of the party’s national leadership fighting the polls would be meaningless,” Godara added.