IIT alumnus to lead Kejriwal’s team in Lucknow

An alumnus of IIT, an employee of Nokia Siemens, a teacher, a law student and an IAS aspirant are among the 10-member Lucknow District team of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Anmol, who passed out of IIT-Roorkee in 1996, was appointed as the convener of the team on Sunday.

There are no "presidents" or "vice-presidents" in the party, to lend "a feeling of equality" among the members.

Anmol, who runs a Civil Services Coaching Centre since 2005 in Lucknow with his wife Shivani Singh, said he turned to AAP "to practice what he preached to his students". "I felt a sense of hypocrisy when I taught my students to follow a certain righteous path but did nothing about it myself."

In the coming months, he hopes "to bring together informed, aware and responsible citizens and strengthen the organisational structure of the party in Uttar Pradesh".

The others in the district team includes Vishal Vikram Singh, who works with the technical department of Nokia Siemens. He has been made the secretary. Ramesh Yadav, who is the treasurer, is a social worker who left his job to take part in the Anna Hazare's movement. Law student Rishi Raghav has been made organisation convener. IAS aspirant Tripti Singh; social workers Purushottam Shukla and Gaurav Vajpayee, Akhileshwar Sahaya, who runs a clinic in Lucknow, Hema Khatri, a teacher, and Munish Shukla are the other members of the team. The team was formed through an election held on December 28.

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