AAP mulling to contest Karnataka assembly polls

The Gujarat debacle notwithstanding, the Aam Aadmi Party is gearing up to contest assembly elections in Karnataka.

AAP's observer for Karnataka and party's political action committee member Sanjay Singh today visited Bengaluru and discussed with the state team about the possibility to contest the elections.

"Today Sanjay Singh had a discussion withthe team and saw the ground realities", AAP's state convener and central corecommittee member Prithvi Reddy told PTI here.

AAP may not have a popular face in the state but it has decided to invite all like-minded people to join the party.

"Leadership will automatically evolve. Just becauseyou don't have a face that doesn't mean you should not fight election. It is not necessary to have a face to fight an election," Reddy said.

Reddy said the AAP was open to welcome dissident Ravi Krishna Reddy, who quit the party about two years ago.

If he chooses to come back, the party would definitely consider it. It was time for good people to come together, Reddy said.

Social activist Santosh Nargund hasjoined the party and will contest against BJP heavyweight andformer chief minister Jagadish Shettar in Hubballi.

In the just concluded assembly polls in Gujarat, AAP had failed to make any impact with all the 27 candidates fielded by it losing their deposits.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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