Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party is preparing its army of volunteers through an almost two-month-long extensive training with the aim to find candidates for the 2017 state Assembly elections.
The party is looking for leaders from the masses through this orientation programme and introduce a new system of politics different from the prevailing system based on personalities or familial ties with some influential person or political leader. The party's think tank agrees that their CM candidate has to be a personality who can take on the Akalis and the Congress, but to contest all the 117 Assembly seats, it needs to groom workers with leadership potential. A core think tank and strategy group of the party has framed this training and assignment-based plan where the leaders' performance will decide the candidates for the 2017 elections. A key member of the team, Col LJS Gill said, “AAP does not believe in family rule and wants to introduce a new wave of politics where leaders emerge from the masses. We are in the process to build the capacity of such leaders. It would be for the party to decide who would be the candidate.”
The training programme will build resource persons and rope in faculty experts who will train the 13 zone heads, 39 sector chiefs, each will head three assemblies. The training will go down to the booth level. The party has prepared 6 handouts to be distributed to all. The handouts contain “Ten Commandments” for the volunteers and a ready reckoner on party ethics, roles and responsibilities and the code of conduct.
Important members of the think tank are, Yamini Gumar, coordinator of the organisational structure, Dhilpreet Singh, and Kapil Bhardawaj, who has helped plan strategy for the Delhi elections.