AAP launches 'Nanoo Janasaamaanya' campaign

AAP launches 'Nanoo Janasaamaanya' campaign

The State unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has launched a membership drive and also started the process of nominations of candidates for the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the State.

Addressing a press conference in Bangalore on Saturday, AAP National Executive member Prithvi Reddy said the State unit of the party has taken up “Nanoo Janasaamaanya” (Main Bhee Aam Aadmi) campaign in Karnataka as part of the party’s national membership drive.The State unit of AAP has nearly one lakh members and functioning units in all districts, he said. Those interested can give a missed call to 07798220033 to enrol as AAP members. 

Those without a mobile phone too can become members by providing their voter identity card that will be captured by the party volunteers on the membership form, Reddy said. The membership drive will be on till January 26.

Nomination process

The party on Saturday also launched the candidate nomination process for the Lok Sabha polls. Reddy said after receipt of the nominations there will be primary scrutiny and all the applicant names will be uploaded on the website for comments/feedback.  

A State Screening Committee will verify the veracity of the information provided by the prospective candidates. Then, a consultation process by the local district teams would be taken up. 

The State screening committee will shortlist names of three candidates per parliamentary constituency. These names shall be sent for the final selection by Political Affairs Committee, Reddy explained. The nomination process will be on till January 31. Each candidate will have to secure 100 signatures from voters of their constituency to vouch for his or her character and conduct.

Reddy expressed confidence that the party would win a good number of seats in the Lok Sabha polls as people were looking for a political alternative. He added that the party is likely to contest in ten to twelve seats in the State.

He said AAP has started the process of recruiting booth level volunteers to carry out door-to-door campaigns. Booth level volunteers can register with AAP’s respective district contacts at www.aapkarnataka.org or by sending an email to aapkaragent@gmail.com.

The State unit also constituted a  Political Strategic Committee, comprising eminent personalities including Founder and Chairman of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement R Balasubramaniam, former IAS officer T R Raghunandan, Educationist Wooday P Krishna, Raghavendra Kushtagi of Jana Sangrama Parishat, among others to advise the party on strategies.

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