Naidu, Mamata likely to campaign for AAP in Delhi: Sources
NEW DELHI: In the final phase of AAP is likely to bring TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and also Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. "We are planning a big rally and road show with Banerjee and Naidu in Delhi. AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal will lead the rally," said a senior leader. The leader added that in the final stage of the election the party will plan many big rallies throughout Delhi.
Last month, in a show of opposition unity, Naidu addressed a massive rally with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Banerjee at Vishakhapatnam. The sources said Naidu and Banerjee might campaign for the AAP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital on May 12. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.
"The Chief Minister has raised the matter inside the party and also asked the senior leaders to decide about the possible timing and date of the rally. The party will decide on the matter after discussing with all the like-minded parties," said a leader.
AAP has already clarified that the party will be part of an alliance. led by leaders such as Mamata Banerjee, the chief of the Trinamool Congress; N. Chandrababu Naidu, president of the Telugu Desam Party; Farooq Abdullah, chairman of the National Conference; and M.K. Stalin, president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam decided to join hands against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in spite of their disagreements.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is among 20 star campaigners who would be canvassing for the Aam Aadmi Party in Haryana. Other AAP leaders who will campaign in the state include Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Punjab state head Bhagwant Mann, senior party leaders Gopal Rai and Sushil Gupta.
The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded candidates from Ambala, Karnal and Faridabad in Haryana. Haryana state party in-charge Naveen Jaihind would contest from Faridabad. Krishna Kumar Agarwal, an advocate, from Karnal while Prithviraj, a former IPS officer and ex-DGP of Haryana from Ambala.