Chandigarh, Jul 31 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will soon release the first list of its 23 candidates for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls after getting a nod from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Political Affairs Committee (PAC), the party said today. AAP volunteers have recommended nearly 500 names of the probables for the 23 assembly seats. (ALSO READ: Police questions AAP MLA Sharad Chauhad in connection with woman suicide case)
The party’s screening committee of Punjab has short listed nearly 130 names, on an average five to seven from each constituency, and forwarded it to the PAC, the party said in a statement. The screening committee included AAP’s national spokesperson Sanjay Singh, Faridkot MP Sadhu Singh, Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur and national organisation building secretary Durgesh Pathak. AAP, which won four Lok Sabha seats from Punjab while contesting its maiden general elections in 2014, is eying to wrest power from the SAD-BJP alliance in 2017 assembly polls.