New Delhi, Apr 14 :  Swaraj Abhiyan today stopped short of announcing the launch of a political party, with its leader Yogendra Yadav saying that it would hold internal polls at district level to form a national committee which would take a decision in this regard. The Abhiyan, which was formed by former AAP leaders a year back this day, will hold internal elections on the lines of US primaries, starting from the district level to appoint a national-level committee in the next 2-3 months which will take a final call on forming a political party, Yadav said. “We are not an NGO, but a movement for establishment of alternative politics. We have set a yardstick for ourselves and this requires setting up of units at the district level in at least one-third of six states spanning 100 districts. Also Read: Jat stir: Yogendra Yadav to tour Haryana to appeal for peaceAlso Read - We Will Ask People To Vote Against BJP: Farmer Union Plans To Send Teams To Poll-bound West Bengal, Kerala

“In the next 2-3 months, the district units will appoint members for state units, which will appoint a national committee. The national committee will take a decision on forming a political party,” Yadav said at the inauguration of the outfit’s Delhi unit. Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, one of the founders of the outfit, was not present. “We are providing people a platform to elect their own candidate. Swaraj Abhiyan will only facilitate the process, scan candidates for corruption and criminal charges and this will be done by an election committee,” Yadav said. Also Read - Farmers Will Serve Food and Water To People Stuck On Roads During Chakka Jam Agitation, Says Rakesh Tikait

When asked whether the Abhiyan would be contesting Punjab polls next year, Yadav said the national committee will take a call on this after internal polls. The Abhiyan had backed Bhai Baldeep Singh as an Independent candidate for Khadoor Sahib bypolls, but he was disqualified during the screening process on technical grounds. Yadav, however, said that the outfit will be backing an Independent candidate for the MCD polls. Bypolls in 13 MCD wards are slated to be held next month. Also Read - Massive Police Deployment At Ghazipur Border As Farmers Refuse To Vacate Protest Site | Roundup