Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) party leader Manish Sisodia on Monday said that AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal is likely to contest in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
The AAP also invited applications and suggestions from the public on the candidates that the party should contest in the 70 Assembly seats.
Sisodia, on Monday, said that while anybody desirous of contesting can apply to contest on an AAP ticket, the party will hold a public referendum regarding the “criminal background” of the person.
“We feel that political corruption starts as political parties sell tickets, hence many tainted people and criminals charged with crimes like murder and kidnapping manage to get tickets. AAP workers will go to various gullies in Delhi in auto rickshaws and take people’s opinion on AAP party candidates,” he said. Even if the candidate does not have a case against him, but people say that he is a thug and has been involved in criminal acts, the AAP will not give him a ticket, Sisodia added.
Each AAP candidate will have to take an oath and sign a form stating that, if elected, he would continue to live like a common man and not accept government facilities like bungalow, read beacon vehicle and security personnel, he said.