Party building organisational structure in the city and suburbs, claims 40,000 people have signed up as members

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the latest political party on the block, is planning a separate manifesto for each of the city’s Assembly constituencies to address specific problems being faced by the residents.

“The aim is to set up committees, increase membership and focus on problems being faced in each constituency,” said G. Shravan Yadav, AAP coordination member for Secunderabad Cantonment.

The party’s State coordination committee member C. Vinod Kumar claimed more than 40,000 people in the city had signed up for the primary membership of the party and more are enrolling each day. Three coordinators were appointed for each of the city’s 24 Assembly constituencies and a coordination committee with 10 members will be set up in each of the constituencies soon.

Committees have already been set up in Serilingampally and Secunderabad Cantonment constituencies and rest would follow soon, Mr. Kumar said. AAP has also launched a membership drive along with a campaign to encourage voters to exercise their rights.

“Most voters stay away from elections, and this is one of the biggest reasons for the election of corrupt politicians,” said AAP Telangana Zonal Committee member M. P. Thomas. Radical changes can be brought out even if voters choose to exercise the ‘Not of The Above’ (NOTA) option, he said.

The membership enrolment drive is going ahead with full steam in areas like Secunderabad, Charminar, L.B. Nagar, Sanathnagar, Ghoshamahal, Nampally and Maheshwaram. Other areas would also be covered as the coordinating committees are set up in those areas, Mr. Thomas said.

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