Lok Sabha polls: AAP names 15 star campaigners for Delhi
NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has come up with 15 names to be the party's star campaigners in Delhi, senior party leader Gopal Rai said. Rai said these names would be submitted to the Election Commission for approval on Wednesday and they would come up with more names in the coming weeks. "A total of 40 campaigners will be campaigning for the party in Delhi," he said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and senior party leaders Satyendra Jain, Sanjay Singh and he are among those chosen by the party, Rai said.
The other names on the list include party members Bhagwant Mann, Sushil Gupta, ND Gupta, Imran Hussain, Kailash Gahlot, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Rajendra Pal Gautam, Rakhi Birla, Jarnail Singh and Shahnaz Hindustani, he said. The election to the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national Capital will be held on May 12.
Meanwhile, AAP Delhi convenor Gopal Rai on Wednesday asked DPCC President Shiela Dikshit whether the people of Delhi should believe her latest statement on her earlier statement of November 21, 2013, when she had stated that due to Delhi not being a full state there has been a problem of coordination between different agencies and such problems would have been resolved had Delhi been a full state. "Dikshit has also stated that full statehood will no longer be a part of her party's manifesto, she should explain what was the compulsion of her party in having promised full statehood for Delhi on 30th January 2015," he said.
Rai also said that she should tell the people of Delhi whether the 2015 manifesto was a lie or what are her latest compulsions in going back from what her party had been promising to the people of Delhi for decades? "It is shocking that somebody who has been a Chief Minister of Delhi on Wednseady said that statehood for Delhi cannot be an issue for Lok Sabha elections. If one were to believe what Mrs Dikshit is saying today then on what basis she had got a resolution passed from the Assembly and sent it to the then central government for getting this demand fulfilled ?," the AAP leader said.