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AAP says Centre may convert Delhi to a Union Territory

delhi Updated: Nov 02, 2014 00:08 IST
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia has expressed the fear that the Centre might change laws, abolish the Delhi assembly and make the Capital a Union Territory to be run by the Union home ministry and the L-G.

Sisodia aired his doubts in an internal address to party volunteers, hours after party chief Arvind Kejriwal had expressed the same apprehension on the microblogging site Twitter.

Sisodia said the party would announce the names of candidates for the November 25 bypolls in three assembly seats in ‘two-three days’.

“No matter who the candidates are, we have to snatch these three seats from the BJP. We have to thwart their designs,” Sisodia said and urged volunteers to make AAP the single-largest party by winning these three seats.

“Everybody has to work hard. Our win will change Delhi’s politics. Even I have been given an area to work in the bypolls,” the Patparganj MLA said. Without naming any party, Sisodia referred to the recent Trilokpuri riots and said efforts were being made to fan communal tension in other parts of the city as well.

“We can’t let them disturb peace for political gains.”

On Friday, AAP intensified its preparations for the bypoll with Kejriwal and other AAP leaders meeting MLAs and volunteers of various wings. “All 27 MLAs, senior leaders and volunteers would work for our victory,” said party leader Ashutosh.

“MLAs will play a significant role in our campaigning. People recognise them now. They have the experience of elections. They all will go to the areas of their respective Assembly constituencies for campaigning,” Sisodia said.

AAP’s social media team was handed a task. “We will highlight AAP’s performance in the 49 days it was in power and expose the BJP’s indirect and failed rule in Delhi in the last 5-6 months. We will expose BJP’s seven-year misrule in municipal corporations,” said Ankit Lal, who looks after AAP’s social media campaigns.