Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while addressing a public meeting in Haryana’s Chanaut Village on Tuesday.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, who was speaking after conducting a tour of schools in the area, said that Khattar will have to meet the people on the ground and not take aerial tours.
“ML Khattar sahab should know that aerial surveys will not work; he has to land on the ground and go among the people,” Kejriwal said.
Praising Delhi’s improved education system, the AAP chief said, “Today the whole world is talking about Delhi’s education system. People are sending their children to government schools instead of private schools.”
Kejriwal claimed that Khattar hasn’t toured as many schools in four years in Haryana that he has done in six days.
“I say this with conviction. I challenge that ML Khattar has not visited in four years the number of schools we have visited in the last 6 days.
At the event, Kejriwal threw a challenge at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.
“I challenge Khattar to pick any five schools and hospitals in Delhi. I will pick five schools and hospitals in Haryana. We will give the media a tour and then everything will be clear – what you have done in four years and what we have done in Delhi,” the AAP convenor said.
The Delhi CM is visiting Haryana with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha and assembly polls in the state, which the AAP will contest. This was his ninth visit to the state in the past three months.
Chanaut village is located in Hansi assembly constituency, where the people are reportedly facing problems related to electricity and water.
Though AAP has no base in Haryana, the party’s reach and popularity is reportedly on the rise.