AAP to contest Lok Sabha polls: Report
After making a spectacular debut in the Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party, or AAP, is preparing to take its biggest political test – contest in the Lok Sabha elections due next year.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After making a spectacular debut in the Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party, or AAP, is preparing to take its biggest political test – contest in the Lok Sabha elections due next year.
AAP leaders brainstormed yesterday and decided to participate in the 2014 polls¬¬.
As per a report in a leading English daily, the AAP is expected to field a substantial number of candidates in the General Elections; however, the new party will not contest 543 seats.
The party has already set the ball rolling by nominating senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Sanjay Singh to a panel that would draw the roadmap for contesting the national elections.
While taking the all-crucial decision yesterday, the party had to weigh on its mind one crucial factor – will it have the necessary resources to fight a re-poll in Delhi if the situation arises, after it decides to contest LS polls.
What motivated the party to go for the kill was the dominant view among its members that the party was riding on a popular wave of change and should not lose the momentum by deciding not to fight in General Elections.
Since AAP is just a 14-month-old party, it has its task cut out – build up the organisation in order to be ready for the Lok Sabha elections.