AAP Will Challenge CM Jairam Thakur In His Home Turf: Satyendar Jain

| Updated: 01 April, 2022 5:16 pm IST

DHARAMSHALA: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) is going to hold a rally in the home district of Chief Minister Jairam Thakur to throw an open challenge to its political opponents, said Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain who is AAP’s in charge of the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.

In an exclusive interview with The New Indian here on Thursday, Jain said the AAP, which recently stormed to power in neighbouring Punjab, will give priority in ticket distribution to non-political persons who are working to bring any change in society.

On being asked if Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal-led party was working out caste equations in the state which has seen chief ministers mostly from the Rajput community, the AAP leader said his party focus on issues related to common man like health and education.

“Working on caste combinations is traditional politics. Let old players do it. AAP will work for uplifting the standards of education & health” he said.

He further said, “There are only two castes for us – Rich and Poor.”

Reacting to the rumours that BJP insiders are assisting the AAP in organising rally in Chief Minister Jairam Thakur’s home district, the Delhi Health Minister said that people within both the ruling BJP and the Congress, who are frustrated with the working of these parties, were helping the AAP.

He also said that a number of leaders and workers of different parties have joined the AAP. “More will join in coming days,” he said.

AAP’s show of strength is scheduled for April 6 in Mandi.

Many senior leaders held a close-door meeting with Jain late on Thursday night and discussed their joining. “Many of them said that they would not join the party at Mandi rally but they are interested to hold separate rallies in their respective constituencies” said a source.

To counter AAP’s show of strength, BJP is planning to mobilise workers in every constituency on April 6.

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