The Aam Aadmi Party will not focus on corruption while campaigning for Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal.

It will instead focus on development, according to a senior leaders of the party in the State.

“West Bengal is different from other States as here, very few political leaders face cases of corruption against them,” AAP leader Prem Kumar Chowdhury told The Hindu .

This becomes important in the backdrop of the fact that the fledgling party’s meteoric rise on the political horizons of the country was based on its relentless campaign against corrupt leaders and administration, which resulted in its resounding success in the Delhi Assembly elections where it went on to form the government (from which it has since resigned).

The AAP declared its candidates in the three constituencies in West Bengal — Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas district, Raiganj in Uttardinajpur district and Kolkata (South)— said Mr. Chowdhury.

From Barackpore the party is fielding social worker and former journalist Mudar Patherya, from Raiganj Pasarul Alam, a social activist will contest and from Kolkata (South) the party is fielding Mihir Biswas, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, he said.