The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is targeting the upcoming panchayat elections now, which is starting on September 24. The party aims to strengthen its power in Bihar and reinforce its prospects for the next assembly elections.
Addressing the media, a senior functionary of the party in Bihar cited that the frequent visits of the party in-charge of Bihar, Sanjiv Jha, and his attempts to meet the panchayat-level activists have pointed that AAP will strive to give a viable alternative to the people during the next assembly elections. Jha is from the Madhubani district in Bihar and is an MLA of the Borari area of Delhi.
Talking to the media, Jha mentioned that after the crucial Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, AAP will increase its drive-in Bihar to raise a network of committed workers. He last visited Bihar on Wednesday. He informed that AAP has focussed its attention towards Bihar, particularly due to the growing rift in the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the likelihood of a mid-term poll.
Meanwhile, an official from the party stated that the exercise to reconstitute the state unit would begin once Jha completed his interactions with party workers at the district levels. Another leader said that the party was also looking to induct disgruntled leaders of mass support from all parties, who can fit into AAP’s ideology of serving society.
Till now, Jha has managed to visit 23 districts. He is scheduled to visit another nine districts on September 27-28.