Business Standard

AAP to announce Gujarat candidates by Feb first week

To field candidates in all 26 Lok Sabha constituencies in state

Related News

Even as BJP and Congress are yet to finalise their candidates for the upcoming general election, the Party (AAP) might kick off the battle on chief minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's home turf. The party, which stormed to power in Delhi last month, on Friday said that it would announce the names of its candidate from Gujarat in first week of February.

Speaking at a press conference here, Sukhdev Patel, Gujarat convenor for said, "We have begun inviting applications from interested individuals who wish to offer their candidature for the Lok Sabha elections from Aam Aadmi Party.

The applications will be received till January 26, following which a three member committee comprising Yogendra Yadav, Sanjay Singh and Pankaj Gupta would assess the candidatures till January 31. In the first week of February, the final names from Gujarat will be announced by our Delhi office."

When asked about how many constituencies in Gujarat is AAP looking at for fielding its candidates for the upcoming general elections, Patel said the party will be contesting from all 26 constituencies in the state.

In a bid to boost the in the state, the party has not only waived off the Rs 10 fee on the membership form but also launched a mobile number 07798220033 wherein individuals can send a text message with their names, PIN code and name of their legislative assembly constituency.

"They can also give a missed call on this number and we will call back and get these details from them," Patel added.

For assessment of the membership drive as well as applications for election candidature, Singh is also expected to visit Gujarat on January 17 and 18, said Patel. "The candidates will have to match our 5 'C' criteria, i.e. no corruption, no communalism, no casteism, no criminality and good character," he added.

As a result of its membership drive, the party has already received applications of over 125,000, of which 60 per cent are from urban areas.

Meanwhile, refuting the state government's claim on improvement in primary education in Gujarat, Patel said, "In 1999-2000, the state education department had released figures of total number of students in primary education at 8.133 million.

However, in 2010-11, the state government released a print advertisement stating that the total number of students in primary education has grown to 6 million. “This shows that in last 10 years, number of students in primary education in Gujarat has actually come down," he added.

Read more on:   
|
|
|
|
|

Read More

50k join AAP on 1st day of membership drive

Membership drive 'Mai Bhi Aam Aadmi' will take place through Jan 10-26 all across country

Columnists Rss icon

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng: American-made financial repression
Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

The dollar's global dominance is contributing to financial repression

Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain: Down the drain again
Sreenivasan Jain

India's proposed toilet revolution is all set to repeat mistakes of the past

Editorial Comment Rss icon

Running out of airwaves

Spectrum crisis needs government attention

India's secondary sex

Poor gender equality militates against economic growth

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
My 1st tweet in Bhojpuri, so now I can Walk English,Talk Hindi,Tweet Bhojpuri !
@milinddeora
Sharing some of Big Sur's magnificent diversity http://t.co/y5ty9R1r5g
@digvijaya_28
मुंशी प्रेमचंद ने पंच परमेश्वर में कहा है- "उत्तरदायित्व का ज्ञान हमारे संकुचित विचारों का पथ प्रदर्शक होता है।"क्या अरुण इससे ज्ञान लेंगे ?
@thekiranbedi
Well said by @arunjaitley "@EconomicTimes I-T dept should not lose sight of domestic black money: Jaitley ET http://t.co/jiNAXLG1bu
@ajaymaken
See Our Statements on CAG Remarks by FM "Congress Slams Jaitley for Remarks on CAG" http://t.co/k9DgcpyYYI via @readability
@MPNaveenJindal
Interesting! People of India Photographed Over 150 Years. http://t.co/ZkSwO1Qz9w
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
@spideyneel If u would learn2read u would have better knowledge of my opinions. Please educate yourself on my published views b4 criticising
@Swamy39
@mailingprabu : Has Paneer letter to PM failed?
@narendramodi
Who wont get inspired when @SrBachchan himself wields the broom &joins Swachh Bharat Mission! Very significant effort http://t.co/U7c3ky5D36
@abdullah_omar
@IndiaToday @DailyO_ @BJPJammuKashmir so much easier to fight an election when the "experts" have already passed judgement, no pressure :-)
@varungandhi80
Shows that a false sense of entitlement is not merely restricted to politicians. #DIGPowerTrip #ShamelessSuperCop http://t.co/erwOpZoWiy
@ArvindKejriwal
Compensation for 1984 riots victims is a good step. But it is important they get justice. AAP govt announced SIT. Govt shud notify it now.
@PMOIndia
PM has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in Sri Lanka. PM wishes the injured a speedy recovery.
@rajeev_mp
Police stations shd hve child crime cells & #POCSOAct shd include penal consequences fr police intimidating complainants! #BigBengaluruFight
@quizderek
RT @NigelBritto: Short (3 minute) photo-documentary on Robert Wadlow (1918-1940), tallest man on earth. He was 8'11" ft or 2.72m tall. http…
@
Austerity drive, spending cuts risk fickle growth, says Nomura http://t.co/JvOB5dD5Mf
@SushmaSwaraj
With Mr. Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena Foreign Minister of Mexico https://t.co/Z252p0xUzu
@arunjaitley
World War I centenary-Indian soldiers of World War I remembered. The release of digital war diary adds to the glory of Indian defence force.
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
On this pious occasion of Chhath Puja I extend my warm greetings to all. May the Sun God bless us in all walks of life.
@nitin_gadkari
With @Dev_Fadnavis at my Delhi residence http://t.co/0Kv4eyvzCn
@DVSBJP
I will be flagging off "Run for unity"program tomorrow at 8-30 am from kanteerava stadium Bangalore . pl come n make it success
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
At the Northeast Convention - 2014 organized by BJP Karnataka in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Bengaluru today... http://t.co/PGg1GFiYr6
@smritiirani
RT @narendramodi: 'Why Clean India' picture. http://t.co/r4PtsxqbZC
@drharshvardhan
Had very good meetings in Barcelona University for organ donation yesterday.Looking forward to meeting in Madrid with HM Spain AnaMato today
@Gen_VKSingh
छठ पूजा के शुभ अवसर पर आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ!! http://t.co/PyJ0DVcLQa
@Rao_InderjitS
Felicitated the medal winners at Asian Para Games held in Incheon, South Korea in October 2014. http://t.co/da72EmOiu0
@nsitharaman
A bright & sunny day in London. People out on streets as if during week-ends.
@RSSorg
Swargiya T.V.Deshmukh is an Ideal Swyamsevak - Bhayyaji Joshi http://t.co/oWgQ68DLp4

Back to Top