Model-turned-activist Gulkirat Kaur Panag, 35, has centered her campaign on local issues. Based in Mumbai after marriage, Gul has a team of volunteers from Aam Aadmi Party by her side. The includes an NRI, a doctor and even businessmen.
THINK TANK :
Gul’s father Lt-Gen (retd) HS Panag (66) and Dr Munish Raizada (45) are the key members. Panag, who retired from the army in 2008, joined the AAP in February, to advise it on strategic affairs. Raizada is a doctor from Chicago and started participating in party affairs from June 2013. The next day’s programmes, meetings are fleshed out here.
MANAGING FUNDS :
Tejinder Bedi (40) Shree Krishan (37) and Roopinder Dhaliwal (45) handle the funds. Bedi, a businessman, joined the party in July. Krishan, an Australia return, allocates funds for campaigning. Roopinder Dhaliwal, a masters in microbiology, joined a year ago and is its central observer for Haryana.
LEGAL MATTERS :
Hitesh Kaplish, 38, who is also the state executive member of Chandigarh unit of the party, takes care of the legal formalities and heads the cell. An advocate, Kaplish frames complaints etc and joined the party in December, 2013.
MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA :
Gurjasjit Singh, 40 (left), and Naresh Garg, 38 (right), manage the cell and coordinate with the media. They also have a tie-up with public relation agencies. They are also responsible for managing the social media and the Facebook page of Panag with her active on this front on Twitter. When it comes to their respective professions, Gurjasjit is a merchant navy officer, while Garg is a businessman.
BOOTH MANAGEMENT CELL :
Inderjeet Ahluwalia (56) and Malwinder Singh (40) chalk out a plan to manage the booths. Ahluwalia, a realtor and Malwinder, a businessman, are responsible for managing the manpower for 519 booths and 79 polling stations and also rope in volunteers.
VOLUNTEER CELL :
The party considers this to be the most crucial of its wings. Dr Mahesh Hukmani, 45, an eye surgeon, and Vijay Pal, 63, former Chandigarh DSP is managing the cell. Both mobilise volunteers and give them tasks. Hukmani sends messages, emails and co-ordinates across teams.