AAP to renominate almost all 27 MLAs for fresh Delhi polls

The party also hinted that it might bring in new faces from the seats from where it had lost.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:June 21, 2014 9:25 pm
party chief Arvind Kejriwal himself has been holding public meetings across the city to re-building the organisation. (Source: PTI) party chief Arvind Kejriwal himself has been holding public meetings across the city to re-building the organisation. (Source: PTI)

After its rout in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP has decided to renominate almost all its 27 sitting legislators if Delhi goes to polls, the party said on Saturday.

“The screening process is in its final stages and we will be renominating almost all our 27 MLAs for the Delhi assembly
election,” said Delhi unit secretary and party spokesperson Dilip Pandey.

The party also hinted that it might bring in new faces from the seats from where it had lost. For instance, seats like Laxmi Nagar and Rajouri Garden, are sure to get new faces. Although it won Laxmi Nagar seat in the assembly election, it is being represented by expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny.

In case of Rajouri Garden, the party had withdrawn support to its official candidate Pritpal Singh Saluja, after it was revealed that his name had figured in an FIR.

After its defeat, the AAP has been gearing up for the Delhi assembly elections and party chief Arvind Kejriwal himself has been holding public meetings across the city to re-building the organisation, in its bid to regain hold over the national capital.

The party had made a spectacular debut in the Delhi assembly elections, winning 28 seats. It also went on to form the government which lasted for just 49 days. However, the party’s decision to contest over 400 Lok Sabha seats across the country proved to be disastrous and it drew a blank in its home turf in Delhi.

 

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    Bijay K
    Jun 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm
    This is a good attempt to rejuvenate the Party. AAP should try to eliminate the 'communication gap' created at the time of resigning Delhi govt. AAP should built it's Party organisation through out the country. AAP got mive support and entered gr root level earlier which will help AAP to offer people an alternate Party. AAP should take important decisions with discussions in appropriate forum to avoid dissidence. AAP should be cautious in making public comments (some times one pays for telling some types of truth) which may, at times, help opposition to exploit the situation to articulate misunderstandings in public.
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      Rahul
      Jun 22, 2014 at 6:26 am
      Very smart move by AK. This way he is ensuring the loyalty of all his MLAs against the poaching by BJP.
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        Rajesh
        Jun 22, 2014 at 6:01 am
        All the best. Time is to lay low for some time and work silently. It will pay you. Win or no win doent matter.
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          subhasis ghosh
          Jun 22, 2014 at 9:14 am
          The fact there is not a single comment, is itself a telling commentary on the rapid decline of AAP from the minds of the voters.
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