About six to seven thousand people have been joining AAP everyday in the membership drives across Uttarakhand, claim AAP State executive members Bhargava Chandola and Puja Bahukhandi

The Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) will contest all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, announced the party’s State executive members Bhargava Chandola and Puja Bahukhandi at a press conference here on Friday. They said the AAP hopes to get a good response from an electorate that has been ‘’suffering under the misrule of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party’’ since the State was formed.

‘’The people are at their wits end wondering why the Uttarakhand of their dreams could not be made over the past 13 years. The condition of the villages had worsened and many people were thinking that they were better off when part of Uttar Pradesh and want a change for the better’, Mr. Chandola said.

About six to seven thousand people have been joining AAP everyday in the membership drives across the State and this number would increase in the coming days, said Ms Bahukhandi.

AAP will hold district level conferences at Srinagar (Pauri district) on January 5, Rudraprayag on January 6 and Karnaprayag (Chamoli district) on January 7.

The party sought donations in the form of office equipment, chairs, tables, sound systems, vehicles and small cash donations and space for setting up offices in Dehra Dun and all district and block headquarters.

The party sought the views and suggestions of people for the development of their areas and gave out the vision statement developed by its workers in Almora last month.

The vision statement includes the urgent need to check massive migration from the hills to the plains, or other States, in search of livelihoods, due to chronic unemployment near home. The statement also includes suggestions to develop each village into a model village with health, education, roads, power, drinking water and all other basic necessities required by the common man.