AAP will foray into Rajasthan with a massive membership drive.
New Delhi: AAP is set to launch a massive membership drive on Friday as part of preparations for assembly elections in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, which are likely to be held later this year.
The membership drive will be launched by AAP National General Secretary (Organization) Sandeep Pathak in Jaipur.
AAP’s election in-charge for Rajasthan Vinay Mishra will also be present.
“Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national general secretary Sandeep Pathak and Rajasthan election in-charge Vinay Mishra will launch a massive membership drive in Rajasthan on January 27,” a senior AAP leader told PTI. told.
The AAP leader said that the membership drive will be launched at Bayani Group of Colleges in Jaipur.
“All the leaders and workers of AAP’s Rajasthan unit will be present on this occasion,” the leader added.
The move comes within a month of AAP’s election strategist Pathak, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, holding an important meeting with leaders and volunteers of the party’s Rajasthan unit in the national capital. During the meeting, he asked them to pull up their socks to make the party’s foray into the Congress-ruled state a success.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party set its sights on Rajasthan soon after coming to power in Punjab, crushing the ruling Congress in last March’s assembly elections.
The party, which failed to open its account in its maiden victory in Rajasthan in the 2018 assembly elections, has decided to field candidates on all 200 seats this time.
AAP contested 142 assembly seats in the 2018 Rajasthan elections but failed to win even one.
Buoyed by its electoral success in Punjab, Goa and Gujarat assembly elections last year, which paved the way for it to attain national party status, AAP is hoping to gain some strength in Rajasthan this time around.
While the Kejriwal-led party registered a landslide victory in the Punjab elections, it managed to break the BJP’s Gujarat stronghold, winning five seats and a 13 percent vote share in the two-phase assembly elections in December. What did
Earlier last year, it won two seats in the Goa assembly elections.