Can give governance tips to Khattar: Kejriwal

Sunit Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, August 9

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has stated that they could give tips on good governance to the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana without charging any fee.

“The BJP government in Haryana has spent almost four years in office, but has failed to perform on all fronts. It indicates that the state leadership either does not know how to work, or it has no intention to work,” Kejriwal said during a visit to Rohtak on Thursday.

Kejriwal asserted that they had revolutionised the health and education sectors and streamlined the provision of water and electricity in Delhi, though it did not have full statehood and the Central leadership tried to create obstacles.

“If we could still perform in Delhi, why can’t the BJP regime perform in Haryana? We will contest the coming Lok Sabha as well as Assembly elections in Haryana on the basis of the Delhi model of governance,” he stated.

On being asked about the grand alliance of the Opposition parties against the BJP government at the Centre, Kejriwal maintained that he did not believe in the politics of alliance, but in service of people.

Regarding the construction of SYL canal, he said AAP was of the view that both states should get justice and the Supreme Court could ensure this. He accused the BJP, the Congress and the INLD of playing politics over the issue.

The Delhi CM, who was accompanied by AAP Haryana president Naveen Jaihind, offered Gangajal and paid floral tributes at the state-level martyrs’ memorial here on Thursday.

He demanded that the Haryana Government should also give monetary compensation of Rs 1 crore to the families of the martyrs of the armed forces and the police.

On being asked about the chaos in the Punjab unit of the party, AAP leader said it was a matter of their family and would be sorted out.