With its resounding victory in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday took the first step towards its nationwide expansion and appointed new office-bearers for nine states, including assembly elections due this year and in 2023. The party will “soon” announce the names of its office bearers for other states “in the coming days”, it said in a statement, while releasing the names of the new office bearers appointed for the nine states.
“The AAP has relied on its experienced leaders to run its campaign and expand the party’s base in the states it currently intends to target. Several senior leaders with proven track records have been put in charge of the elections,” the statement said. has been appointed as
According to the list released by the party, Sandeep Pathak, who filed his nomination in the Punjab Legislative Assembly complex earlier in the day for the Rajya Sabha elections on March 31, has been appointed in-charge of political affairs of AAP in Gujarat, which will go to polls on this day. The year.
He has also been appointed co-incharge of the party’s political affairs in Punjab.
Pathak, a faculty member of IIT-Delhi, is fondly called ‘Chanakya’ of AAP.
Party sources said he has been working for the party “behind the scenes” for many years and has built up an “entire organization cadre” in Punjab.
“He was the man behind conducting accurate and scientific surveys in the state, selection of candidates and devising the entire strategy for AAP’s resounding victory in Punjab,” he said.
He said that since Pathak played a key role in AAP’s victory in Punjab, the party is counting on him for the success of the party in the upcoming assembly elections in BJP-ruled Gujarat.
AAP has retained its Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh as in-charge of the party’s political affairs in Punjab.
Pathak will replace AAP MLA from Delhi Raghav Chadha, who till now served as the co-incharge of the party’s political affairs in Punjab and filed his nomination to the Rajya Sabha from the state earlier in the day.
In Gujarat, he will replace Gulab Singh, AAP’s MLA from Delhi. Singh, who was in charge of the party’s political affairs in Gujarat, will now serve as election in-charge in the state.
AAP, which has kept its equal focus on the upcoming assembly elections in BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh this year, has appointed its political affairs committee and national executive member Durgesh Pathak as in-charge of the party’s political affairs in the hill state, where elections are also held. There are. later this year.
Senior AAP leader and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been appointed as the party’s election in-charge for the state.
The party will contest all 68 seats in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, Jain announced recently.
With an eye on the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections in 2023, AAP has appointed its MLA from Burari in Delhi, Sanjeev Jha, in charge of the party’s political affairs in the tribal-dominated state.
Senior AAP leader and Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will serve as the party’s election in-charge in Chhattisgarh, which is currently ruled by the Congress.
AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP for Haryana Sushil Gupta has been appointed in-charge of the party’s political affairs in the state.
Party’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj has been made the party’s election in-charge for Haryana.
AAP’s Dwarka MLA Vinay Mishra, son of Congress leader and former MP Mahabal Mishra, has been made in-charge of the party in Rajasthan, where elections are due next year.
AAP has appointed its leader A Raja in charge of the party’s political affairs in Kerala and its Malviya Nagar MLA from Delhi, Somath Bharti, as election in-charge in the southern state.
According to the list of new office bearers released by the party, senior AAP leader and one of the party’s founders Rajesh Sharma will continue to serve as the party’s in-charge of political affairs in Assam.
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