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Aam Aadmi Party to contest most Lok Sabha seats, list by Feb 15

By Sushmita Dutta | Last Updated: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 20:29

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday announced that the party will contest most Lok Sabha seats in 2014 and a final list of candidates would be released by February 15.

Addressing a press conference, Bhushan said, “Aam Aadmi Party will fight coming Lok Sabha elections in as many states as possible.”

Bhushan said once all nomination forms were received from the constituencies, they would be scrutinised by the party`s parliamentary committee, and the best candidate would be fielded.

"By Feb 15, the final list of AAP candidates contesting the general elections will be released," he said.

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The announcement was made after the AAP`s 23-member National Executive meet concluded for today. The meeting was organised at the Constitution Club where a detailed discussion was held on AAP`s strategies for the Lok Sabha elections.

After a spectacular show in the national capital the newly formed AAP seems to be all set for contesting polls at the national level.

AAP had earlier announced that it will contest all seats from Gujarat, and is also eyeing Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka to gather support before the Assembly polls due in May. 
Bhushan today also said that, “AAP will field candidates wherever we have a reasonable (party) structure and we get good candidates."

Meanwhile, another AAP leader, Sanjay Singh, added that the decision to enter the Lok Sabha battle had nothing to do with other political parties.

"We have made it clear that we have no alliance with the Congress in Delhi. We are not fighting elections to harm or benefit anyone," he said, adding it made no difference whether the AAP decision harmed or benefited BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi or Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Earlier in the day, AAP`s senior member Yogendra Yadav said that the country should have more alternatives, adding that he thinks Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is capable enough to be the next Prime Minister of India.

Specially after the assembly poll results in Delhi, AAP has seen a considerable increase in its membership.

With the Congress` support during the trust vote AAP passed its first litmus test in the Delhi Assembly.

First Published: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 17:37
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