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AAP campaign focus: Statehood for Delhi

Party holds protest outside BJP headquarters
Twenty mini prachar raths in each constituency will tour localities screening chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's speeches on LED screens.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 10.03.19, 11:17 AM

The ruling AAP in Delhi launched its campaign for Lok Sabha polls on Sunday with full statehood as its central theme.

It held a protest near the BJP headquarters here over the issue on Sunday.

The Lok Sabha election will decide the fate of the country and also of Delhi, which was badly hurt during the 'dictatorship' of the BJP-led dispensation at the Centre, said AAP convener Gopal Rai.

AAP will hold a similar protest outside the Congress headquarters on Akbar Road on Monday.

Rai said the people of Delhi were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Lok Sabha election dates, and added it will give them relief from the 'autocracy' of the Modi government and its policies.

'Full statehood is the only way to end the autocracy of the Centre. It is central theme of AAP's mega election campaign because we feel it is the only way to speed up development work in Delhi,' he said at a press conference.

The party has designed a three-tier campaign in the first phase of which 1,000 teams will go door to door, covering seven Lok Sabha constituencies divided into 560 zones, and distribute the Delhi chief minister's letter to people on full statehood.

Besides, 20 mini prachar raths in each constituency will tour localities screening chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's speeches on LED screens, playing the party's election song written and sung by North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey.

In the second phase, all AAP legislators will hold extensive campaigning in their constituencies. They will together hold around 1,500 street meetings. Apart from this, the party is also preparing extensive campaigning through rallies by Kejriwal.

In the third phase of campaigning, AAP will field 'star campaigners' in rallies and street meetings, Rai said.

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