AAP candidates truly ‘aam aadmi’: Prithvi Reddy

The party will release its final list of candidates within this week, a party official said.

Bangalore | Published:March 12, 2014 5:20 am
The AAP is planning to field candidates in all 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state and has expressed intent to field persons of good standing against top leaders like Veerappa Moily and H N Ananth Kumar during the polls. The AAP is planning to field candidates in all 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state and has expressed intent to field persons of good standing against top leaders like Veerappa Moily and H N Ananth Kumar during the polls.

Former Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan, the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Bangalore Central constituency, indicated on Tuesday that he is contesting polls on the party ticket as he felt it was crucial for the country that the idea behind AAP succeeds.

“Clean governance and AAP’s stand against corruption and crony capitalism are the main reasons for me to contest the elections,” Balakrishnan said on Tuesday after he was presented before the media along with 12 other candidates, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections from next month.

“We are proud to announce the candidates. They are truly Aam Aadmi. They carry no baggage of corruption, of being communal or casteist,” national executive member Prithvi Reddy said.

The AAP is planning to field candidates in all 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state and has expressed intent to field persons of good standing against top leaders like Veerappa Moily and H N Ananth Kumar during the polls.

It has fielded former CRPF officer K Arkesh from Chikaballapur, where Moily is the MP, and child rights activist Nina Nayak in Bangalore South where Ananth Kumar is the sitting BJP MP.

The party will release its final list of candidates within this week, a party official said.
National convenor Arvind Kejriwal is set to visit Chikaballapur, Doddabalapur and Gauribidanur next week, apart from holding an extensive campaign in Bangalore and a rally at Freedom Park this week.

Kejriwal will tour constituencies represented by “corrupt politicians” extensively, AAP officials said. Other leaders like Yogendra Yadav will also be touring the state.

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    Shyamali Kumar
    Mar 14, 2014 at 6:14 am
    AAP should rather have done something to speak for themselves. They may release any list but it has nothing new to add. It is only trying to encash on other parties bad points.
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    Prathap Valiavalappil V P
    Mar 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm
    All the best to clean politicians like Nandan Nilekhani and Balakrishnan.
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    Sugandha Mishra
    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:46 am
    AAP should rather have done something to speak for themselves. They may release any list but it has nothing new to add. It is only trying to encash on other parties bad points.
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    Welingkar
    Mar 14, 2014 at 6:55 am
    Yes and do you remember the "clean" and "honest" Dr Manmohan Singh, who raised expectations when he took over the helm?These people do not have the guts required and the means to do anything meaningful. Nilekeni will do whatever 10 Janpath asks him to do and so will Balakrishnan blindly follow the party's line.The answer lies not just in fielding "clean" politicians, but also in completely overhauling the party. Most parties continue to field crooks and criminals. The AAP, is no different, it continues to shield the former Delhi Law Minister, despite the evidence against him that he has lied and tried to deflect off him.
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