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10:48 pm - Saturday August 23, 2014

AAP gears up for LS polls; national membership drive from Jan 10

Arvind_KejriwalAgencies, New Delhi
Encouraged by its spectacular performance in the Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Admi Party(AAP) today  decided to contest all seven Lok Sabha seats from Delhi, and all  Parliamentary and Assembly seats in Haryana. The party will launch a national membership drive from January 10 to 26.  During the drive, called ‘Main Bhi Aam Aadmi (I am also a common man), the party will do away the requirement of Rs 10 as  enrolment fee.

After the party’s two-day national executive meet here today, its senior leader Yogendra Yadav told reporters that his party planned to field its candidates in atleast 250 to 300 constituencies in 15 to 20 states.

He, however, said the final picture would emerge only by the end of next month.

Mr Yadav said the party would hold its membership drive from  January 10-26. Party leader Gopal Rai will head the membership  drive.  A three-member national campaign coordination committee will be set up to draw the party manifesto and look after fund-raising and other matters relating to election campaign, he said.

He said the first list of candidates would be released between January 15-20, while the AAP manifesto for the general elections was expected in March.   The party will contest the Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal but he himself will not be contesting and would concentrate on campaigning for the party.

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