AAP targets 10 lakh members, to take on NCP in all seats in Maharashtra

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 10:17am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The AAP said it will declare its first list for Lok Sabha elections on January 20.

The announcement was made in a press conference at the Press Club on Monday by National Movement for Social Justice, an NGO. The conference was supported by a few minority organisations, including Jamaat-e-Islami.

AAP executive member Mayank Gandhi said, “Our conservative estimate is that we will fight 300-350 seats this election.”

Claiming that only the AAP can give a real fight to the BJP and (Narendra) Modi, the party said it has started working on a membership drive and asked members of all communities to support it.

AAP indicated that in Maharashtra NCP was its main opponent. “We will put up candidates wherever NCP fields its. Had Sharad Pawar stood for Lok Sabha elections, we would have put up such a candidate that he would have met the same fate as Sheila Dikshit,” said Gandhi.

To ensure they have a good run in elections, AAP said it will try to have 1 crore members enrolled nationwide drive and 10 lakh in Maharashtra.

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