AAP eyes urban areas
AAP eyes urban areas, Aam Aadmi Party, Private employees, Aarvind Kejriwal. The party will kick off its poll campaign on March 25. It is drawing strategies for canvassing. Committees have been constituted, which will embark on mass door-to-door campaign.
• Will contest from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag, Guntur and Tirupati
• To announce Seemandhra candidates in Guntur on March 24, Telangana list in Hyderabad on March 25
Hyderabad: Inspired by its success in Delhi, the State Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leaving no stone unturned to build its presence in the City. It is counting on sympathisers and is building foundation around them. AAP leaders are screening the candidates for each constituency and drawing strategies for canvassing.
“We have already prepared a list of probable candidates. An independent screening committee is currently scrutinising them. The final list will be announced by the national secretary Pankaj Gupta. He will interact with all candidates before taking the call. The Seemandhra list will be announced by him in Guntur on March 24 and that of Telangana here on March 25,” said Ramana, AAP spokesperson.
The party is looking to field candidates, who are clean, honest, an aam aadmi with a penchant for service. “We will not contest all the 294 constituencies. Our thrust is on urban areas. We will contest in 25 per cent of seats,” adds Ramana.
Meanwhile, registration of AAP members is actively on. Leaders are keen to strengthen their hold in urban areas, which has high percentage of sympathisers. The cadre is organising meets in colleges to attract students to the party ideology and is going active on social media, which is their forte.
The party will kick off its poll campaign on March 25. It is drawing strategies for canvassing. Committees have been constituted, which will embark on mass door-to-door campaign. “We have strong sympathisers in urban areas, particularly youth and private employees. The plan is to build a strong foundation with the sympathizers and try to convert them as our voters. Apart from door-to-door campaigns, we will hold public opinion meetings. We are realistic in our approach,” says Ramana.
When asked about the apparent regional divide and squabbles in the party, the spokesperson said they were minor disagreements and teething problems. The party manifesto was awaiting feedback from local bodies. Education, health and agriculture are its thrust areas.