Aam Aadmi Party holds first meet in Mainpuri

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today held its first meeting in Mainpuri, the Lok Sabha constituency of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The first decision to be taken at the meeting was to divide all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh into 17 blocks.

"Each block constitutes four to six districts. A total of 38 persons who were selected today will be assigned responsibilities in the blocks on Thursday," said Illyas Azmi, member of the National Political Affairs Committee of AAP. "Additionally, central the body of AAP will send a person from other states for management of each block."

The 38 persons will spend a few days in each district within their blocks and interact with people. They will then form district executive committees through elections. "Although our constitution states that each district body will have 25 members, we will be appointing only a maximum of 10-12 persons in the district executive committees. The vacant positions will be filled later when people start joining," Azmi said.

The immediate issues for the party in the state are violence and declaration of State Advised Price (SAP) for sugar cane, said Sanjay Singh, member of the national executive, who is also coordinating the process in the state.

"Since the SP assumed power, UP has slowly turned into crime pradesh. It has witnessed 14 instances of violence in which 32 persons have been killed and more than 350 persons have been injured," he said.

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