Weeks after its victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) started groundwork in Mumbai Sunday by organising its first set of rallies to mobilise public support. Last week, the party started accepting applications from citizens for candidature to the Lok Sabha elections in May.
Preeti Sharma-Menon, spokesperson for AAP’s Maharashtra unit, said the party was keen on fielding candidates from all six MP constituencies in Mumbai and two of four constituencies in Thane.
On Sunday, four rallies were organised across the city. A rally and a corner sabha were organized by 200 AAP volunteers from Deonar to Chembur. Local hawkers and retailers associations joined the rally impromptu, Sharma-Menon claimed.
In Ghatkopar, autorickshaw drivers’ unions said they would work towards the party’s publicity by putting up the AAP’s symbol and branding on their autorickshaw. “Around 40 autorickshaws drove from Ghatkopar to the AAP head-office in Chakala as a symbolic gesture,” Sharma-Menon said.