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AAP warms up to LS polls, constitutes two-member panel

December 27, 2013 01:28 IST

To strengthen the party before the Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Admi Party on Thursday appointed a two-member sub-committee to look into its polls preparations and finalise strategy.

"A sub-committee under the party's Political Affairs Committee has been formed to look into AAP's prospects in the Lok Sabha elections.

"Senior PAC member Sanjay Singh and AAP's National General Secretary Pankaj Gupta have been appointed to formalise strategy, decide procedure and selection of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls," AAP senior leader Yogendra Yadav told reporters on Thursday.

Even as the AAP is yet to decide on several aspects, the party has expedited the process and taken few decisions. For the past many days partymen are roaming in nooks and corners of the country and taking feedback from the people and analysing the position of the party, added Yadav.

Sanjay Singh said,"In the coming days members of the Central committee will go to different states and party committees and district units in various states to analyse the party position."

Inviting applications from candidates interested in contesting Lok Sabha polls, Singh said a form, similar to that issued during Delhi Lok Sabha polls, has been put in public domain.

"Any person who wants to become an AAP candidate will have to fill the form and give all details about himself. Lok Sabha candidates will have to procure signature of 100  people from each legislative assemblies under one Lok Sabha. They will have to provide the number of those people for verification purpose," Singh added.

On the question of applicants forging signature to get party's ticket, Singh said many candidatures were rejected during Delhi assembly election due to this reason only.

"The forms are in English in Hindi. In some time forms can be filled online also. Presently they are available at our offices and the website. Forms can be sent through  post or sent to our e-mail id," said Pankaj Gupta.

About speculation that Vindo Kumar Binny, MLA from Laxmi Nagar constituency, may contest Lok Sabha polls, Yadav said Binny is a senior AAP member and the party will  take a final decision in this regard. 

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