New Delhi : Getting ready for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today launched the second phase of its campaign with focus on one-to-one communication.
Launched by the AAP Delhi convenor Gopal Rai in North East Delhi’s Babarpur in the presence of the Lok Sabha candidate from the area, Dilip Pandey, the mega public outreach programme will see party workers going from door-to-door urging people to support the demand of full statehood for the national capital.
Gopal Rai, along with Pandey, visited a number of houses and spoke to voters about the importance of statehood for Delhi.
Leaders read out the letter written by party chief Arvind Kejriwal to the people of Delhi, in which he has listed the benefits the city will get after attaining full statehood.
Speaking to the media, Rai said that in the first phase of campaign, the party focused on public rallies and gatherings.
Gopal Rai said, “We saw a large number of people coming for the rallies. But a large portion of people were left out due to their busy working schedule. We will now approach each and every individual in the city, so as to explain them about the full statehood demand and its importance. We want to explain to them how their elected government is made to suffer by the Centre.”
“Our party workers and representatives will go to people on a mass scale. Our aim is to reach out to about 35 lakh voters in the city.”
He also said AAP’s 13,814 booth presidents will lead the campaign and over 70,000 ‘Vijay Pramukhs’ appointed by the party will also take part.
Last month, Kejriwal wrote to the people of Delhi describing the issues the city has faced in the last four years due to lack of full statehood.
“Our teams will read out the letter to the people and will also resolve their doubts related to the statehood demand,” Rai said.
AAP will launch the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha poll campaign after the candidates file the nominations for the polls in Delhi scheduled on May 12.