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AAP ropes in Prashant Kishor’s I-PAC for Delhi Assembly election

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.  

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Sources say party functionaries have been in touch with the group since 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced here on Saturday that the party had brought Prashant Kishor’s Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) on board for the upcoming Delhi Assembly election.

According to party insiders, senior AAP functionaries had been in touch with the Janata Dal (United) politician’s political advocacy group “on and off” after the Punjab elections in 2017.

At least three meetings between Mr. Kishor and Mr. Kejriwal, sources claimed, occurred over two years since the AAP’s defeat in the Punjab Assembly elections; two of these, according to the sources, were between August and early December this year.

“Happy to share that @indianpac is coming on-board with us. Welcome aboard!” Mr. Kejriwal tweeted.

In response, I-PAC said “After Punjab results, we acknowledged you as the toughest opponent that we have ever faced. Happy to join forces now with @ArvindKejriwal and @AamAadmiParty.”

The sources said Mr. Kejriwal had decided to bring I-PAC on board earlier this week and planned to announce the development over the weekend.

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