Ahead of Gujarat polls, AAP dissolves its state unit

The Gujarat Aam Aadmi Party dissolved its entire organisational structure on Wednesday, June 8.

Ahead of assembly polls, Gujarat AAP dissolves its entire organisational structure
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI photo)

Ahead of Gujarat assembly elections, the Gujarat Aam Aadmi Party dissolved its entire organisational structure. The move, which comes just after Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s visit, is done to overhaul the party’s structure and make it stronger to fight against the BJP, as per officials.

Sources in the party said that party high command in Delhi was unhappy with the organisation on the ground as people were not joining the party.

The entire organisational structure, except the post of Gujarat state president, was dissolved on Wednesday, June 8, with immediate effect. A new AAP unit will be announced soon.

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AAP’s entire organisational structure, including youth wing, women's cell, SC/ST wing, media team, social media team, spokesperson, heads of all constituencies (182 constituencies), district and Taluka head, corporation and ward level head, heads and members of various committees, each and every post and heads have been dissolved with immediate effect.

Talking about the dissolution of state’s party unit, AAP state president Gopal Italia said, "We want to defeat the BJP in the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections. A very powerful and scientific strategy is made and to execute that strategy this decision is taken. I thank all the heads of different post and supporters of the party. Very soon, new structures and responsibilities will be given and strategy to defeat BJP will be executed."

Sources in the party said the AAP had hired a private and internal team from Delhi to study ground reality of the party in Gujarat. The team suggested the leaders may switch to the BJP or the Congress and there were trust issues as well. The sources added that the Gujarat unit was unable to recruit more people into the party, and even those who were working well within the party were not given proper space within the unit. Because of all the reasons, the decision to dissolve the present organisational structure was taken, sources said.