Outlining its national ambitions, AAP today announced it will contest "maximum" number of seats in most states in upcoming Lok Sabha polls and the first list of its candidates will be out in the next 10-15 days.
However, amidst talk that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is its Prime Ministerial nominee, the party made it clear that the decision on it willbe taken after the results, senior leader Prashant Bhushan told reporters in between a two-day meeting of the National Executive of the party here.
Kejriwal and all the top leaders attended the meeting that will conclude tomorrow.
"AAP will contest Lok Sabha Elections in most states and in the maximum number of seats. We will try to declare the list of maximum candidates by mid-February or latest by the end of next month," he said.
Asked whether Kejriwal will be declared the PM candidate, he said this issue was not to be decided today.
"Arvind Kejriwal is the supreme leader of the party but we have not decided on the name of our Prime Ministerial candidate. It does not hold importance to us who will be our PM candidate," said Bhushan.
Another leader Sanjay Singh said "the first list of AAP candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be out in 10 to 15 days. The process which was followed during Delhi polls for selection of candidates will be followed in Lok Sabha also." He said the party will contest elections from states where it has a reasonable structure and where it will find honest candidates.
"During the next one month, the party will hold meetings in every state to finalise the name of Lok Sabha candidates. Candidates facing criminal and corruption charges and questions on their moral character will not be given tickets," Singh added.