The Aam Aadmi Party has finalised the leaders who would head the states where assembly polls are scheduled in 2017. The AAP supremo would take himself the reins of the party in Punjab and the party’s top leaders would manage the activities of other states.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendra Jain would manage the party affairs in Goa. Ashutosh, the journalist turned politician and water minister Kapil Mishra would head the party in Gujrat.
The decision was taken by AAP national convenor for sending the Delhi AAP leaders to different states hinting that the party’s main handicap is a lack of strong and local leaders outside Delhi.
When the former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu submitted his resignation from Rajya Sabha, the AAP Punjab unit was full of enthusiasm and even the AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal appreciated the move of Sidhu.
The main reason of AAP’s happiness after the Sidhu’s resignation was the speculation that the former cricketer turned politician would join AAP along with his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu who is the incumbent legislator of BJP in Punjab assembly.
It was evident that the AAP party was eagerly waiting for the Sidhu’s official announcement of joining AAP. However, Sidhu did not give any clue of leaving BJP but he officially announced his resignation from Rajya Sabha seat.
Besides, Arvind Kejriwal has been trying to woo the wife of another cricketer turned politician, Kirti Azad. The incumbent Lok Sabha MP, Azad had kicked up a row by lambasting the finance minister for the irregularities in the Delhi District Cricket Association.
It is learnt that the AAP national head has sent indirect messages to the incumbent BJP MP Shatrughan Singh who is being sidelined in the party. There are signs that the AAP party has been looking for the prominent and crowd puller faces outside Delhi as the party has been desperately eying on the assembly polls in Punjab, Goa and Gujrat.
The three states would be headed by the national leadership of AAP and it is clearly hinting that the party has no other option left except assigning the task to the national leadership to woo the voters of the mentioned three states.