Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia addressed a meeting of party workers here on Friday.
Dwelling on the rise of the party, he said, "Earlier, there were a few people in the party, who were working at all the levels to run the affairs of the party, but now the party has become very large and we plan to expand it further. The expansion would be from bottom to the top, unlike earlier, from the top to the bottom, with a few people holding all the key positions due to the shortage of workers."
"The party is the fastest growing party in the history of India. In less than two years of the formation of the party, now we have 27 MLAs and 4 MPs," he said addressing the meeting at the Taj Palace here.
"When the party was formed, there were only a handful of the people in the party, but now we have been supported with over 1.25 crore voters and they are with us. The AAP has got its strength from various farmer, labour and other movements, including the protests by Anna Hajare at Jantar Mantar in Delhi," he said.
With eye on the next assembly elections in Punjab, he said that the party would be expanded at the booth level. Every booth will have a leader, who would be given the responsibility of the mass contact programme and roping in new volunteers. "All are welcome to the party except opportunists," Sisodia said.
He also got feedback on the functioning of its leaders by having the forms filled from party workers present and also to know the willingness of the workers to shoulder the responsibility at the booth level.
He also demanded that the Punjabis trapped in Iraq be brought back safely and said that AAP was ready to extend all kinds of support to bring them back.
The AAP leader said that the main aim of the party was to eradicate corruption and curb the drug menace in the state and expose the nexus with politicians.
Jarnail Singh, the party leader from Delhi and Faridkot MP Sadhu Singh also thanked the people for their overwhelming response during the parliamentary elections.