AAP begins preparation for by-elections
Aam Aadmi Party on Friday kick started its preparations for the upcoming by-elections in the national capital which will be fought on three Assembly seats in November.delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2014 22:16 IST
Aam Aadmi Party on Friday kick started its preparations for the upcoming by-elections in the national capital which will be fought on three Assembly seats in November.
At an internal party meeting held at the party's office, senior leaders, including party Chief Arvind Kejriwal, held multiple meetings with different wings of AAP, including its MLAs, youth wing and social media team.
"By-elections are happening on three seats and we have started preparing for that. Party MLAs met here and there are meetings on with different volunteer groups of the party," senior party leader Manish Sisodia said.
Sisodia indicated that existing MLAs from the party would have an important role to play in the bypolls.
"MLAs would play a significant role in these elections.
People recognise them now, they have experience of fighting an election and also winning it. They all will go to the areas of their respective Assembly constituencies for campaigning," Sisodia said.
However, the names of the candidates for the by-elections have not been disclosed as yet. The last date for submitting nominations is November 5.
On the issue of the Lt Governor calling parties for a possible government formation in Delhi, Sisodia said, "Till now I haven't heard if anyone has been called by the Lt Governor with regard to government formation. But we hope that something will be done before the next hearing in the Supreme Court on November 11."
The bypolls have been necessitated after three BJP MLAs--Harsh Vardhan, Ramesh Bidhuri and Parvesh Verma--were elected to Parliament. The elections to the three seats will be held on November 25.
First Published: Oct 31, 2014 22:14 IST