Resignation to boost poll prospects, feels AAP
The state unit AAP sees the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal over Janlokpal bill as morale booster after terming it a moral victory for the party.india Updated: Feb 16, 2014 02:37 IST
Haryana upbeat over ‘victory’
Rohtak: The state unit AAP sees the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal over Janlokpal bill as morale booster after terming it a moral victory for the party.
DR Chaudhry, a former Delhi university professor and AAP member said: “The decision of Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation was a master stroke that served several purposes together”.
He said that it has exposed the nexus between politicians, bureaucrats and big businesses. It has been proved that Congress and BJP are two sides of same coin, who get united to save the interest of Reliance company owner Mukesh Ambani, he added.
Notably, AAP has announced to field candidates from all the ten LS seats and its senior member Yogender Yadav has applied to contest from Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat.
AAP emerges as a force in Bihar
Patna: A day after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as CM of Delhi, his party declared it was set to emerge as the ‘third force’ in Bihar.
“The resignation has confirmed our commitment to probity in public life,” said Basant Chaudhary, convenor of the AAP election campaign committee for the state.
He said AAP workers carried out ‘jhadu’ (broom) processions in Bihar on Saturday to protest the “Congress-BJP unholy alliance to defeat the Jan Lokpal bill.”
Chaudhary indicated that AAP has already enrolled about 15 lakh members in Bihar and was poised to contest all 40 seats.
AAP has shortlisted a slew of “tainted” leaders and would put up candidates against them as part of its larger focus on combating corruption.
Party to hardsell ‘sacrifice’ in UP
Lucknow: Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation may have surprised many, but it has boosted the spirit of the party in Uttar Pradesh.
AAP has decided to hard sell their leader’s ‘sacrifice’ as it gears up for contesting all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the largest populated state of the country.
The first list of AAP candidates would be announced soon, said party office bearers.
On Saturday the party began its ‘Jhadu Chalao Beimaan Bhagao’ yatra across the state. The rallies would be taken out in all 80 districts of the state for the next ten days, aggressively on weekends, ahead of polls.
Kumar Vishwas and Aseem Trivedi are likely to test waters against Rahul Gandhi (Amethi) and Sriprakash Jaiwal (Kanpur) respectively.
Rajasthan sees positive impact
Jaipur: AAP’s state unit in Rajasthan seems enthused after Kejriwal’s resignation.
Ashok Jain, state convenor of AAP, says Kejriwal’s resignation will have a positive impact. “The country saw how the Congress and BJP stalled AAP attempt to bring the Jan Lokpal bill. Both the parties are scared as it will have a direct impact on their corrupt leaders,” he said.
“Kejriwal took major decisions in 49 days. What has the BJP government in Rajasthan got to show for its 60 days?” he asked.
“We are confident that we will get a good response and our workers are even more determined to work hard,” said Jain.
AAP plans to contest all 25 Lok Sabha seats. The party recently held interviews for LS candidates and received 310 applications.
‘Favourable surge’ in Maharashtra
Mumbai: AAP functionaries in Maharashtra are hoping that Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation would help them generate more support in the state in the run-up to the elections.
“People across the state including rural Maharashtra are appreciating his (Kejriwal’s) guts to fight the system...People know that this fight is for the nation and there is a surge in our favour,” said AAP national executive committee member Mayank Gandhi. Local leaders were worried over the prospects of the party in
Maharashtra. The party has also another problem in the state — lack of a credible face as its leader here.
The party wants to contest elections from all 48 seats and has already nominated former banker Meera Sanyal opposite Milind Deora.
First Published: Feb 16, 2014 02:32 IST