Political Affairs Committee to take final call on AAP-Cong alliance: Rai
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi unit convener Gopal Rai on Wednesday said that a decision on the alliance will be taken later on by the par ty's Political Affairs Committee (PAC). "Party has to start its election campaign for three states. Further decision on alliance will be taken by the PAC of the party," he said.
It was further informed that the party will be announcing the name of candidates for Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana by January 15 . The party has also asserted that it will be mainly contesting in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Goa, and Chandigarh. It has already announced five candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Punjab.
"At present, the party is focusing on 33 seats including seven seats of Delhi, 13 from Punjab, 10 from Haryana and one in Chandigarh," informed a party oﬃce-bearer.
For seven Lok Sabha seats of Delhi, AAP has already announced the name of conveners for five constituencies. AAP president Arvind Kejriwal will be addressing several rallies in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.
He will be addressing a rally on January 4 in Charkhi Dadri. He will also address a rally in Sangrur on January 20 and in Anandpur Sahib on January 29 along with another rally in Amritsar on February 2.
Earlier on December 29, the national council of the Aam Aadmi Party had taken unanimous decision to extend the term of all its oﬃce-bearers, including that of party chief Arvind Kejriwal, by one year.
Hinting at the possibility of the AAP becoming a part of the Grand Alliance of opposition parties in the 2019 general polls, senior party leader Gopal Rai told reporters, "Besides playing our role in the Lok Sabha election, we will cooperate with others (parties) to remove the BJP government."