AAP launch in Bangalore on July 27

Aam Admi Party (AAP) which has eyed on the Delhi Assembly polls scheduled for November, will field its candidates in all the 70 constituencies in Delhi. The party has set a strict criteria and selection process for selecting the candidates that will hold good for all the coming elections, said AAP State unit Treasurer Chandrakanth.

He was speaking at a meeting prior to the constitution of the new district-level committee at Sahodaya hall here on Sunday. Pointing at the criteria for selection of candidates, he said the candidates must have actively participated in fights for public causes and get signatures from 100 households in his/her area endorsing the candidature.

A team of experts comprising of educationists, advocates etc will study the nominations, background of the candidates after which the shortlists will be prepared. The shortlist will comprise of five candidates for each constituency. The final selection will be made by public after placing the shortlist before them, he said.

On the collection of funds for fighting the polls, Chandrakanth said AAP which has stepped into democratic way of fighting has estimated the cost for fighting Delhi election at Rs 14 crore. Karnataka stands in the second position in funds donation, after Maharashtra. The party has so far collected Rs 3.8 crore of which Rs 90 lakh has come from Karnataka.

The Delhi election campaign will be made in Karnataka under the slogan ‘Delhi AAP ka hai - Karnataka AAP ke saath.The state unit of AAP will be formally launched by AAP National Co-ordinator Arvind Kejrival at a programme in Bangalore on July 27. ’ Even if the party does not win the election, it will definitely pose a tough competition to national parties, the party leader said.

Considering the safety of women in the cities, the party has launched women’s safety groups in all wards to address the problems pertaining to women.

Addressing local issues

AAP district unit has decided to take up the issues of Netravati river diversion projects and Niddodi power plant. District Committee member Robert Rosario said that the fight against two projects is in the planning stage now and the movement will be taken up by joining hands with local organisations.

A 15 members district committee was formed on the occasion.

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