Eying victory in MCD polls, AAP to organise 1,000 ward-centric Sabhas
With the nearing of civic polls, political parties contesting MCD polls are all geared up with their strategies and has left no stone untouched to attain the administration of three municipal corporations.
In this regard, the Delhi ruling Aam Aadmi Party has chalked out more than 1000 ward-centric Sabhas by its star campaigner.
AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will begin campaigning for the elections from March 31. He is expected to address two to three dozen meetings all over the city.
"These meetings will be ward-centric on the lines of his campaign in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections," said party functionary.
"Our campaign strategy is Delhi-centric, we know that the people of Delhi want to hear about solutions for Delhi's problems from leaders. Also, MCD elections are highly localised and we will be holding ward wise meetings," Ashish Talwar, AAP's Delhi in-charge noted in a statement.
He also stated that they have started with the campaign. "AAP leaders like Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, Dilip Pandey, Rakhi Bidlan, Rajendra Gautam and others have already begun campaigning. CM Arvind Kejriwal will begin his campaign from Burari on March 31," he added.
Talwar also mentioned that in January 2015, the media went agog with stories about 300 BJP MPs and Ministers campaigning in Delhi and the result was a damp squib with newspapers publishing stories of 20 people in meetings of union ministers. "BJP is repeating the mistakes of 2015 and will be trounced as it was in the Delhi assembly elections," he said.
Also, he stated that as other parties are busy in internal squabbles over ticket distributions, AAP's candidates, volunteers and MLa are out in the ground. "Once Kejriwal enters the campaign, the AAP ground campaign will go into top gear," added Talwar.
The party has announced candidates for all the 272 seats and is conducting a door-to-door campaign. According to AAP leaders, they have deployed projectors and LEDs, mounted on cars, to amplify their reach to the electorate.
Also, Kejriwal has already issued a 20-minute-long video seeking votes from Delhiites in the upcoming MCD polls. In the video, he talks about the failures of BJP and Congress in the MCDs and compares it with "AAP's successes in Delhi".
Party leaders said, "We will update the video after some time so that it doesn't get 'repetitive'."