The Congress plans to take out a massive rally in Jangpura on Sunday, as part of its ‘Pol Khol Abhiyan’ to “expose” the Aam Aadmi Party.
Jangpura is the constituency of AAP leader and former Speaker Maninder Singh Dhir. The Congress lost Jangpura, one of its strongholds, to the AAP in the Assembly elections when Dhir defeated Tarvinder Singh Marwah by nearly 2,000 votes. “Dhir, as Speaker, proved time and again that he was not at all familiar with the ways of the Assembly. This is typical of the AAP. It doesn’t care about democratic systems. All it wants is anarchy,” a senior Congress leader said.
Over the coming days, the Congress plans to take out rallies in all seven parliamentary constituencies in the capital, targeting the AAP and the BJP. “We will take out rallies all over Delhi. But on Sunday, the focus is on Jangpura,” Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said.
Last Sunday, the Congress launched the ‘Pol Khol Abhiyan’, aimed at “exposing the lies” of the Arvind Kejriwal government.
It seems all three parties — the Congress, the BJP and the AAP — are trying to outdo each other with their very own versions of ‘Pol Khol Abhiyans’. Earlier in February, before it fell, the AAP government had announced to launch a ‘Pol Khol Abhiyan’ to expose what it alleged was a conspiracy by the BJP and the Congress to topple it. The BJP then launched its ‘Pol Khol Abhiyan’ to target the AAP, saying the party was no more than the B-team of the Congress.
For the Congress, the success of the campaign will determine its chances in the coming elections. “The AAP’s success in Delhi was a direct result of its groundwork. It went to every household and managed to connect with people’s problems. We need to do that,” a senior Congress leader said.