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Aam Aadmi Party is ready to contest Lok Sabha election in North-East
Aam Aadmi Party has decided to contest the coming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh due this year, AAP’s national executive member and in-charge of Northeastern states Habung Payeng said on Wednesday.
“We will make all efforts to put up maximum number of candidates in the parliamentary and Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh,” Payeng told a press conference.
Payeng said that apart from Arunachal Pradesh, the party has already constituted state committees in Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya. They are mulling to test the political arena in Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland.
“We will try to put up maximum candidates in the Lok Sabha election from the region,” he said.
The party has constituted a small preparatory committee in Arunachal which, though temporary in nature, will launch a membership drive soon, according to Payeng.
He emphasized on the fact that all contesting candidates will have to execute an affidavit declaring that they would not avail of any luxurious government accommodation and would not use red light in their official vehicles if they are elected.
Moreover, aspiring candidates with criminal background would not be issued party tickets.
On being asked about the strategy to contest from a Congress bastion like Arunachal Pradesh, Payeng said that they would focus on several issues including demand for a strong Lokayukta and to make the RTI Act a strong tool for a clean and transparent government.
“The voters of the state are very conscious and the AAP will be able to provide good governance as expected by the people,” he said.