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  Metros   Delhi  24 Jul 2018  AAP analysing seats to contest in 2019,says Manish Sisodia

AAP analysing seats to contest in 2019,says Manish Sisodia

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Published : Jul 24, 2018, 2:10 am IST
Updated : Jul 24, 2018, 2:10 am IST

Our bandwidth is very limited. Established leadership is also helping us grow in those areas,” Mr Sisodia said.

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Gearing up for Lok Sabha polls due next year, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi is in the process of finalising the seats it plans to contest in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Goa.

Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the party was analysing every Lok Sabha seat in these states to finalise ones the party intends to contest in the 2019 polls.

 

“The team is working on analysing each and every seat. We are focusing on Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Goa, and maybe a few more seats around Delhi. We will be focusing on certain pockets in these states where the party enjoys people’s support,” Mr Sisodia, who is in Goa to participate in a lecture series, said on Monday.

The deputy chief minister of Delhi also said that meetings were being held to decide whether AAP should contest the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa.

“The situation in Goa is not stable right now. We don’t know when Goa is going to have its next Assembly election. It would be premature to say anything right now,” Mr Sisodia said.

 

He said that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were an “experiment” for the party with workers wanting to contest just to establish themselves as leaders.

“It was a successful experiment. We did not expect everyone to win. But most established themselves as leaders in their own areas,” he claimed.

Calling the party a “small” one with a “limited bandwidth,” Mr Sisodia said AAP was contesting in different states depending on its leadership and strength of volunteers.

“We are a very small party and have hopes from all across the country. We have people who look up to us. Our bandwidth is very limited. Established leadership is also helping us grow in those areas,” Mr Sisodia said.

 

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