AAP holds national executive meet to discuss strategies and expansion plans

AAP today held its first national executive meeting following its landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls in which party leaders discussed its future course of action and expansion plans.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015, 05:12 AM IST

New Delhi: After the runaway victory in Delhi Assembly polls, Aam Aadmi Party held its first national executive meeting wherein the party leaders discussed its future course of action and expansion plans.

Due to a busy schedule, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not attend the meeting as informed by sources.

AAP leaders from various states and state conveners attended this meeting which started around 11 AM and ended late night.The main issue of discussion was whether the party should contest polls in other states too.

It has been in-principle decided that the party would not contest elections in any other state as of now and will focus on party building as revealed by the sources.

However, there was an opinion within the party whether to contest in Bihar, which will go to polls later this year, but a decision on this would be taken in the National Council meeting next month.

While Arvind Kejriwal had said after taking charge in Delhi that the party would only focus on the national capital for the next five years, senior party leader Yogendra Yadav, in his interactions with the media, has said that AAP plans to focus on four to five other states too.

Another section within AAP is of the opinion that the party should focus on Punjab, a state which has four AAP MPs and a "strong anti-incumbency" factor against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP combine.  

(With Agency inputs)