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‘AAP to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Punjab under state leadership’

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the next parliamentary elections in Punjab under the command of Punjabi leadership, said party state convener, Gurpreet Singh Waraich, while talking to media persons at Rupnagar on Tuesday.

punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2017 19:58 IST
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AAP Punjab convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich addressing a meeting of party volunteers at Rupnagar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the next parliamentary elections in Punjab under the command of Punjabi leadership, said party state convener, Gurpreet Singh Waraich ‘Ghuggi’, while talking to media persons at Rupnagar on Tuesday.

He said that though the central political affairs committee of the party would be supreme and its guidance would be taken and the party decisions would be implemented by the state leadership.

In reply to a question, Waraich said the party had started its preparations for the next parliamentary elections and process of identifying the candidates had started.

He said that party would contest the municipal corporation elections in Punjab and decision to contest elections to Panchayati Raj institutions would be taken later on.

‘EVM tampering cannot be ruled out’

Waraich said there were many reasons for the party’s defeat in the Punjab assembly elections and party was looking in to these reasons and to remove the shortcomings, adding that tampering of electronic voting machines in the elections could not be ruled out.

Earlier, AAP state convener addressed a meeting of party volunteers of Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha zone, including the winning and losing candidates of the assembly constituencies falling under the zone and sought to lift up the morale of the volunteers.

He said that party leadership had made mistake by assuring party tickets to many ticket aspirants from the constituencies in the elections, which was an affront to those who could nor get tickets and such ticket aspirants preferred to sit at home.There was need to bring such people ,who were dedicated volunteers, back in to the party mainstream.

Rupnagar member legislative assembly (MLA), Amarjit Singh Sandoa; Garhshanker MLA, Jai Singh Rori; AAP Anandpur Sahib zonal in-charge, Darshan Singh Dhaliwal; senior leader Jasbir Singh Bir were also present.