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Aam Aadmi Party ropes in 10,000 new members in Jaipur

Monday, 6 January 2014 - 2:12pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now replicating mohalla sabha model in the state capital as well. The party started the experiment in Jaipur’s Malviya Nagar.

Party leaders convened small rallies and addressed the locals in more than a dozen areas in the Assembly segment right from Apex Circle in Malviya Nagar to Satkar Shopping Centre, Sector 10, Sector 1 and other colonies near the overbridge.

The areas has several retired bureaucrats, doctors and people belonging to upper middle-class segment of society.

The mohalla sabhas, which are being called small rallies by the party, started at 10 am and continued till mid afternoon.

At places, people seemed curious to listen to what the AAP leaders had to say about major issues. However, they got nothing new to hear as mostly the oration was against corruption and the success of the party in the seat of the power New Delhi.

In several colonies, the people who had turned up in large numbers, asked the AAP leaders about ways and means to become its member and several expressed willingness to become a part of the party for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Most of the audiences belonged to upper middle-class and were professionals, including retired college teachers and school teachers.

The party is in the process to draft a plan to reach out to people in other localities of the colonies, which its leaders are now calling “other Assembly areas in Jaipur”, giving a clear indication the AAP has fully got into election mode in Jaipur.

“We enrolled many members during our rally in Malviya Nagar on Sunday. We will prepare a plan for other Assembly areas soon,” said an AAP leader.

Notably, in Jaipur alone, the party has made more than 10,000 members, who are being called “general members”.

Same old story
At places, people seemed curious to listen to the AAP leaders. But, they got nothing new to hear as mostly oration was against corruption and party’s success in Delhi. In many colonies, people who had turned up in big numbers, asked the AAP leaders about ways and means to become its member and many expressed willingness to become a part of AAP for Lok Sabha polls.


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