Emboldened over the tremendous success in Delhi Assembly Polls, the Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal has declared its intentions of joining electoral fray in nearby Haryana. The land of Mahabharata which is now internationally known for its politics of Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram, floor crossing, defections, casteism, nepotism, corruption and of late for Robert Vadhera and reality giant DLF's controversial land deals issue raised by whistle blower Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka.
Kejriwal and Yogender Yadav belongs to Haryana and his victory has sent waves of happiness across Haryana. A large number of people from Haryana had participated in the Lokpal movement launched by Anna Hazare. This citizen journalist had also launched a signature campaign in a bid to support the demand of more powers to toothless Haryana Lokayukta that ultimately got good response.
But an important question is, whether the Aam Adami Party is in position to cut much ice in Haryana, that is divided on region and caste basis. Here Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda is Choudhary of old Rohtak comprising of Rohtak, Sonipat and Jhajjar districts known as Jatland of Haryana.
Former All India Congress Committee's General Secretary Birender Singh is hoping on Bangar area comprising of Jind and Kaithal ditrict. Rebel Congress MP Rao Inderjit Singh is confined to Ahirwal area and Kuldeep Bishnoi of Janhit Congress is confined to Hisar district.
According to political analysts, in Lok Sabha polls Kejriwal's party will not influence the outcome but if State Assembly elections are held together notwithstanding denials by Hooda, then it can win some seats in the assembly elections. Undoubtedly there is tremendous resentment among people across the state over rampant corruption, collapse of law & order situation and total demolition of constitutional bodies like Information Commission, Public Service Commission, Universities and criminalisation and politicisation of police force.
Aspirants for the post of Chief Minister from BJP, Janhit Congress and Indian National Lok Dal do have a credible face. But despite this, electoral battle will be fought among the traditional parties. Kejriwal's party should work at grassroot level first and wait for the next elections.
Presently it should focus on highlighting various land scandals in the state and the issue of police atrocities, which have reached to such an alarming stage that even the Supreme Court had to intervene in a case of kidnapping, gang rape and police torture of a teenage girl who belongs to Sudhana village in Rohtak, home district of Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda.
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