AAP raises bar for LS ticket aspirants
The Aam Aadmi Party has raised the bar for aspiring Lok Sabha candidates. Where it had asked every aspirant to collect 100 signatures of supporters for the assembly elections, now it wants them to get the same number of endorsements from each assembly segment of a Lok Sabha seat. This means, if a constituency has five assembly seats, candidates willing to contest the elections have to get signatures from at least 500 supporters to validate their candidature. Interestingly, each Lok Sabha constituency in Delhi has 10 assembly seats. Hence, candidates must have a backing of at least 1,000 voters.
AAP’s success an accident: Pawar
Mumbai: Saying that Aam Admi Party’s success could be a fluke, Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday advised his party workers not to get demoralised. ‘In Assam, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta fought elections for the first time and became chief minister at a very young age. After that I have not heard about him in the last 25 years. Such ‘Aap-ghats’ (accident, in Marathi) do happen in politics. So don’t lose heart,’ Pawar said.