Kolkata: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which yesterday created history by forming government in the state of Delhi within a year of its formation has launched a massive campaign to recruit people all over eastern India.
Though the party is yet to enrol itself with the respective state election commissions, the state units of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya and Odisha are working overtime to recruit people as possible future candidates and volunteers for the party.
“The state units will fulfil the statutory requirements soon but what is the need of the hour is to ensure that every state has enough volunteers to take the movement of alternative politics forward,”said an AAP enthusiast.
“We are reaching out to people through social networks and messages and asking people to join our movement and they are bringing in 10 more people. This is how the strength has spread in Delhi, Bengal will be no different,” AAP volunteer Vikas Vyas said.
AAP volunteers though are very enthused by the response in the city and party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who was sworn in as Delhi Chief Minister, is likely to hold a rally here early next year.
The West Bengal unit, which has already organised a rally in the city, is now preparing to have its own candidates for the upcoming general elections. “Our party has already made its intentions clear that we will contest the 2014 elections. For that the processes of selection of honest candidates have to start at the earliest,” said another volunteer.
Presently though there are no firm committees in all these states, but sources indicate that AAP has created a cell to look into the affairs of the states and soon all things will be formalised once the political heat in Delhi settles.