Bengaluru: The fledgling Aam Aadmi Party in Karnataka is aiming big in the upcoming state assembly election as it has decided to field candidates in all 224 constituencies with anti-corruption agenda as its main plank, a party leader said.
The AAP is already in the stage of finalising more than half of the candidates and intends to release its first list by the first week of January 2023, barely four months before the election.
Thereafter, the subsequent list of candidates will be announced. "We have decided to contest in all the 224 constituencies. We have started our campaign in 170 constituencies of the state through Gram Sampark Abhiyan (village approach drive) and we are in the process of appointing people at the booth level in these 170 constituencies," party spokesperson and Karnataka AAP convener Prithvi Reddy said.
According to him, there are 58,000-odd booths in the state and the party is "aggressively" appointing at least 10 workers in each booth. "We are strengthening our party by working at the booth level. That's how we can fight against money and muscle power," Reddy explained.
These booth level workers have been assigned the task of raising issues concerning people in their area, Reddy said adding that the response AAP is getting is tremendous because people are already fed up with the rampant corruption in the state.
The AAP leader said all the three main political parties in the state have failed to check corruption and meet people's expectation.