New Delhi, June 9: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is hoping to gain a foothold in neighbouring Haryana by winning the Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly polls in the state--both of which are scheduled next year.
Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday told reporters that his party will start campaigning with full force for the upcoming Haryana Assembly and parliamentary elections from October this year.
The party will fight with full force and highlight Delhi's development work model in health, education, medical, power and water sectors, Kejriwal told reporters in Gurugram, Haryana.
The CM, who hails from Haryana, said, "preparation for contesting election in Haryana is currently underway with an objective to strengthen cadres at ground level within next six to eight months."
The AAP has deployed senior leaders such as Naveen Jaihind and Gopal Rai to prepare ground for the party to reach to every household. Contesting in Haryana will be a new challenge for the AAP and if people of the state would consider us as fourth force, it will be a great achievement for the party, Kejriwal said.
He said that the three political parties -- the BJP, the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) -- have clear stand of fighting election on caste issue.
"But, we will present Delhi model of good governance in front of people of Haryana with examples of low cost electricity, educational growth in government schools and employment," Kejriwal said.
The general elections are scheduled for early next year whereas the Assembly elections in Haryana will be held in second half of the next year.
In May, the AAP contested the Karnataka Assembly polls from 28 seats. But it failed to win even a single seat. Although the party campaigned vigorously in the state, Kejriwal did not for once come and campaigned for his party's candidates before the polls in the southern state.
However, Kejriwal attended the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in May which also saw participation of leaders from various opposition parties.