AAP eyes pan India membership drive
Despite Arvind Kejriwal’s refusal to contest in the coming Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday, the second day of its national executive meeting, made it clear it will fight the Parliamentary election under his leadership.
AAP will be launching its nationwide membership programme ‘Mein Bhi Aam Aadmi’ to recruit new members from across the country. The drive will be held from 10 to 26 January and the party will not charge the membership fee of Rs 10. AAP leader Gopal Rai will head the membership campaign.
AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said the Rs.10 fee earlier charged for primary membership had become a ‘bottleneck,’ and it was decided to ‘suspend’ the membership fee.
In addition, the party has not ruled out the possibility of Kejriwal contesting the LS polls and his candidature for the PM’s post. AAP leaders also stated that Kejriwal had ‘outstanding credentials’ to be the prime ministerial candidate. The final decision will be taken on this issue by the party only, said Yadav, who had said he wanted to see Kejriwal as the PM of the country.
‘Our priority is issues of the common man and not gain or loss for Modi or Gandhi. What they do is just the politics of vote, which we are trying to change into politics of issues’, said Sanjay Singh, senior AAP leader.