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AAP starts restructuring mission from Ludhiana

Anshu Seth, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, June 17, 2014
First Published: 21:07 IST(17/6/2014) | Last Updated: 21:11 IST(17/6/2014)

Initiating Mission Visthar (expansion and restructuring) of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, its leaders Manish Sisodia and Jarnail Singh on Tuesday had separate closed-door meeting here with every important member in the state.


They met district conveners, coordinators and even candidates from the last Lok Sabha elections.

All factions of the divided Ludhiana unit are called for a meeting on Wednesday. AAP district convener Harvinder Singh Phoolka, who had lost parliamentary contest for this seat, confirmed that Sisodia and Jarnail would meet the volunteers in Patiala, Sangrur and Bathinda on June 19; in Faridkot, Ferozepur and Tarn Taran on June 20; in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar on June 21; and in Hoshairpur, Anandpur Sahib and Fatehgarh Sahib on June 22.

"The meetings are a part of the restructuring and strengthening the AAP, and also meant to hear the grievances and suggestions of the volunteers," said Phoolka. The party might select a state convener as well. The opinion of the district conveners and Lok Sabha candidates would matter a lot in that. Till last month, Supreme Court lawyer Phoolka was favourite to hold this post but now Sangrur parliamentarian Bhagwant Mann is first choice.

The AAP plans to open 10 Seva Kendras in Punjab to register people's problems to be able to work on solutions.


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