AAP to enrol 6 lakh members by the end of January in state

AAP National Executive Committee Member Anand Kumar, a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, visited AAP state officer here on Monday and held discussions with more than 100 volunteers present there. He told the party workers that the party planned to enrol one crore members across the country by January end, targeting one out of 100 citizens.

Accordingly, target for Gujarat, he said, was to enrol six lakh members during the current month.

For selection of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, he said that the candidates must have good character and public image. He further added that people having clarity and proven experience on national issues must be encouraged by party workers to come forward and contest elections under the banner of AAP and contribute their best in building truly democratic India.

In Gujarat, he said, it was unfortunate that the entire governance was concentrated in one hand, that is chief minister Narendra Modi, contrary to the principles of democracy. "AAP's policy", he said, "is to transfer the power of governance from political leaders to Aam Aadmi — to the people of this country as they are the masters and the leaders are public servants."

He said the decentralisation of power was what AAP was striving for, to establish government by the people and for the people. Alleging that caste and religion-based politics and partnership of this government with black marketeers had created havoc for the people of Gujarat, he said that that was why everyday thousands of citizens were queuing up to join AAP across the state, indicating educated youth and farmers of Gujarat were unhappy under the present government.

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