Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would contest the upcoming Assembly election in the state, Ruben Mascarenhas, national joint secretary of AAP, announced on Friday.
He claimed the party was entering into the electoral contest to save the “distressed” people of Maharashtra.
In a statement, the AAP said, “The Devendra Fadnavis government has been a colossal failure in Maharashtra. Once a progressive state, it is now plagued by drought, floods, farmer suicides, agrarian distress, unemployment, failing law and order and crime.”
The AAP joint secretary added that the Opposition parties in the state were in disarray.
Mr Mascarenhas said that the party’s campaign committee will have Ranga Rachure as convener, Kishore Mandhyan as co-convener and Dhananjay Shinde as secretary. Senior party leader Preeti Sharma Menon will be a member of the committee.
While agreeing that her party did not have a strong presence across the state, Ms Menon said that her party was working to finalise the seats it would contest.
“We have invited applications from probable candidates. We intend to contest more than 50 seats across the state,” she added.