AAP to contest panchayat polls this year in UP
Buoyed by its decisive victory in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to turn its focus on Uttar Pradesh as it outlined its plans on Sunday to recruit 25-lakh members in the politically-crucial State and contest the panchayat polls later this year.
AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh said party workers would visit 1.07-lakh villages in the state during the next three months, and gather public opinion and information on issues that affect people.
“The entire feedback will be submitted to Kejriwal after three months,” Singh told reporters.
The Rajya Sabha member said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party planned to make 25-lakh members in the state and, within a month, 5,000 posters of the party would be put up in every assembly constituency.
The membership drive will be held from Monday till March 22 in over 12,000 wards in various cities across the state. “AAP will contest the panchayat elections (likely in October-November) in UP,” he announced.