Mumbai, Aug 13 : In a bid to mobilise its cadre and reach out to the masses, the Aam Aadmi Party will organise a mega rally in Mumbai on August 15 as a part of its ‘Jan Samwad Abhiyan’. The rally will be led by party’s national executive members Mayank Gandhi and Subhash Ware. Terming it as an outreach programme towards voters in urban Maharashtra, Gandhi said, “Our volunteers across Maharashtra have been silently working towards building our organisation and strengthening it at the grassroots.” “Political parties have been taking the people for granted as is evident with absolutely no discussion in the monsoon session of the Legislative Assembly on the issue of rampant corruption as well as farmers’ suicides,” he said. (Read: Delhi Court rejects AAP MLA Surinder Singh’s anticipatory bail)

The party cadres have been busy preparing for the event and attempts are being made to mobilise volunteers in full strength from 15 districts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), a leader said. AAP aims to project ‘Jan Samwad Abhiyan’ as the largest “public problem solving” initiative of its kind, which Gandhi claimed has received huge and unprecedented support from the masses in Mumbai. Further claiming that Mumbaikars have begun to “seriously consider AAP as a political alternative” and a contender to deliver on its promise of good governance, he said, “Despite Mumbai’s massive budgets for BMC and other public services, Mumbaikars receive pathetic treatment from the government authorities, no matter which established party is in power.”

“There is absolutely no link in the taxes paid by the people and the quality of services delivered by the government,” he noted. Ware, who is the convener of the state party unit, said Mumbai has always provided leadership, whether it was the freedom struggle or the ‘Samyukta Maharashtra’ movement and what can be a better place than the city to unveil AAP’s future plans for the state. The rally would begin from Borivali at around noon on Saturday to reach Sion Circle at 4 PM from where volunteers will march to the historic Shivaji Park where Gandhi and Ware will address the volunteers