AAP to fight polls in Telangana and Seemandhra


kejriwal-and-APHyderabad: The Aam Aadmi Party is getting ready to spruce up its party setup in the divided Andhra Pradesh.

The first step in the process is said to be dissolving of the all existing committees, in order to form two new state committees for Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh.

AAP’s central leadership seems to have taken this step to neutralize the unending rift between activists of Aam Aadmi Party in the state.

Party sources have said that an official announcement is likely to be made soon. It will be followed by a meeting of “volunteers” to be held at Guntur and Hyderabad on March 24 and 25 respectively.

This makes contesting of elections in both the states under the leadership of two separate committees possible.  The meeting in Hyderabad will be held at Classic Garden at Balamrai. District campaigning committees will also  be formed on that occasion.

Two months ago, AAP’s  central leadership had thought of dissolving  its Telangana and Andhra zonal committees  in order to curb levels of disagreement in the party. And in their place, one election campaign committee was formed.

As the demand for two state committees gained strength after bifurcation of the state,  the decision to form two separate units came along.

Now, the priority will be drafting of the election manifestos and the list of candidates for Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

“Manifestos are being drafted for both the states. Suggestions will be taken during our volunteer meeting in the presence of national Political Affairs Committee (PAC) members,” R Venkat Reddy, convener, Telangana Co-ordination Committee was quoted as saying, by a news daily published from Hyderabad.

The state committee of AP may function possibly from Vijayawada. AAP might contest around 100 Assembly and ten Lok Sabha seats from the state.

The first list of Lok Sabha candidates for five seats has been sent. PAC  will select the candidates. With regard to Assembly seats, interviews of candidates are being held so that the PAC will make the selection.