AAP to Go it Alone in 2016 Assembly Elections, Promises Graft-free Regime

Published: 17th October 2015 04:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2015 04:07 AM   |  A+A-


PUDUCHERRY: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all the 30 constituencies in the Union Territory during the 2016 assembly elections, according to AAP Tamil Nadu State convenor Vaseegaran.

Addressing reporters here on Friday, he said Puducherry will be a gateway for the Aam Aadmi Party into the South and that his party would provide a corruption-free government that would address problems relating to basic-amenities and infrastructure.

He said that AAP will come out with separate manifestos for all the 30 constituencies mentioning their problems and how the party intends to solve them. He added that AAP is aware of corruption in  the higher education sector, especially in professional courses and that it would deal with the malaise sternly.

He also stressed that his party would concentrate on health and education.

He further said that AAP is for “Make India First”.

When asked as to how it intends to capture power, Vaseegaran said that nearly 12,000 members have enrolled in the Puducherry unit of AAP and added that and it will target youth and educated people in its door-to-door campaign.

Asked about the corruption allegations against a minister in the Delhi cabinet, he said it is difficult to scrutinise each and everyone and pointed to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal transferring the case to the CBI the moment allegations surfaced.

Vaseegaran revealed that a rally followed by a public meeting will be held on October 18.

The rally would begin from the Indira Gandhi Square and culminate at the Singaravelar Thidal where party’s national spokesperson Ashutosh, former Delhi law minister and party in-charge for South, Somnath Bharthi and other national leaders will address the gathering.

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