With mohalla sabhas, AAP leaders look to strengthen ground level base
NEW DELHI: Leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party have started conducting mohalla sabhas at different constituencies to understand the pulse of people and also to strengthen the ground level work in the constituencies.
"Leaders will meet the workers and residents at these sabhas. The idea of such sabhas was AAP's brainchild and we think it would be successful," said a party leader, who wished to remain anonymous.
Back in 2015, when AAP swept the Delhi Assembly elections by a massive margin, one of the promises in its manifesto was the creation of mohalla sabhas. Delhiites were told, and convincingly so, that going forward, citizens would be given the power to decide what they want the government to do, instead of the leadership taking unilateral decisions from their "sarkari daftars".
In the years that followed, the AAP government has gone full throttle to ensure the effectuation of mohalla sabhas.
Meanwhile, AAP leaders on Sunday inaugurated a new Aam Aadmi Party Office at Atra Complex in Sangam Vihar.
Addressing the crowd at the inauguration, leader Raghav Chadha said, "After failing to divide people on the basis of religion and caste, BJP has resorted to politics of the region by creating an atmosphere of fear and insecurity against Purvanchalis. Such dirty politics will not be tolerated."
He added that AAP, on the other hand, is changing the face of politics by focussing on schools, hospitals and development.