New Delhi, Jan 4 IBNS | 2 years ago

After its spectacular debut in the Delhi Assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday announced that the party will contest the Lok Sabha polls for maximum seats in the national level.

"After forming the Delhi government, the people have become hopeful that there can be an alternative politics in the country," Bhushan said following AAP's National Executive meeting here.

He said the AAP has decided that the party will contest the Lok Sabha elections from the "maximum number of states."

Bhushan said the party will contest from all states wherever good candidates will be available.

"Candidates will be verified in the states and district level," the AAP leader said.

The AAP National Executive on Saturday met here and discussed the party's strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The party said it will announce its first list of candidates within two weeks.

"We will announce our first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections within two weeks," AAP leader Sanjay Singh told reporters after the meeting.

"According to sources, along with Delhi, AAP is looking at the states of Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat to build a strong support system for the national elections, due by May," reported NDTV.

"The party plans to field senior leaders Mayank Gandhi from Maharashtra and Sanjay Singh from Uttar Pradesh, the sources added," said the news channel.

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas will reportedly contest the Lok Sabha elections against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

(Posted on 04-01-2014)