AAP eyes footprint in Northeast

first_imgTasting little success in expanding its footprint at the national level, the AamAadmi Party has set its sights on the Northeast where Assembly polls are due in four States this year. The AAP will contest on all the seats in Nagaland, Meghalaya and on a few seats in Tripura, its leader Habung Payeng, looking after the north-eastern affairs, said. Later this year, it also plans to contest polls in Mizoram.The move comes following the party’s attempts to make it big at the national level by contesting polls in Punjab and Goa. It had also contested on 29 seats in Gujarat. However, except Punjab, where the party won 20 seats, it has not been able to make inroads in other States. This year, the party also intends to contest polls in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a rally in Maharashtra on Friday, signalling that his party could also contest the State Assembly polls, scheduled to be held in October next year.Asked about the agenda the party plans to contest on, Mr. Payeng said, “It is being finalised by the State units. We have decided to contest on all seats inNagaland and Meghalaya and on a few seats in Tripura.”last_img

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