AAP likely to contest Gujarat polls, Kejriwal to sound bugle in July
The Aam Aadmi Party will contest the assembly elections to be held in December 2017 in the BJP-ruled state.india Updated: Jun 18, 2016 13:55 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is looking to spread its wings over Gujarat, as well-placed party sources confirmed to ANI that the party will contest the assembly elections to be held in December 2017 in the BJP-ruled state.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP national convener, will embark on a two-day visit to Gujarat on July 8 to formally launch the party’s campaign for the 182-seat assembly after paying his obeisance at the Somnath temple in Saurashtra, sources said.
Kejriwal is also slated to meet his party cadres and leaders during the visit, accompanied by AAP state convener Kanubhai Kansariya, a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat.
Meanwhile, the AAP, which has already started expanding its base in the state, appointed Delhi MLA Gulab Singh as the central in-charge of Gujarat affairs in view of the assembly polls.
First Published: Jun 18, 2016 12:12 IST