AAP goes all-out in Jammu And Kashmir, attracts new members

The Aam Aadmi Party, fresh from its success in Punjab, is now working to make inroads into Jammu and Kashmir ahead of possible elections later this year.

Only a decade-old in competitive politics, the AAP is attracting a large number of political workers and youth in Jammu region on the back of its Punjab performance.

In Udhampur, it was a huge reception for ex-MLA Balwant Singh Mankotia, who quit the J&K Panthers party, to join the AAP. Mr Singh praised the AAP’s Delhi model and promised to replicate the same in Jammu and Kashmir.

“People of J&K want Delhi model and Kejriwal model – and therefore, we see this wave for change. I was at AAP office in Delhi – someone had written a slogan – Kejriwal mera hero, because my power bill is zero,” said Balwant Singh Mankotia.