The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday announced that it will be contesting all the 119 Assembly seats in Telangana in the upcoming elections.
Speaking to reporters, AAP leader Somnath Bharti said that the people of Telangana also want services like Delhi's doorstep delivery of public services, quality education and corruption-free governance.
"On the basis of a survey conducted by AAP and as per the wishes of people of Telangana, the party has decided to contest all the 119 seats in Telangana," Bharti said.
The AAP MLA from Malviya Nagar also slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) for doing "jumla" in the name of politics.
"Just like the Modi government, TRS has not been able to fulfil even a single thing it had promised while Telangana was being formed and the people know it," Bharti said.
The Telangana Assembly was dissolved on September 6 on the recommendation of the TRS government, more than six months before the expiry of its term, to pave the way for early elections.
The Election Commission is yet to announce the poll schedule.
This comes days after the Congress party constituted nine committees besides naming two working presidents of the state unit.
A. Revanth Reddy, who had quit Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to join Congress late last year, and former Member of Parliament Ponnam Prabhakar were appointed working presidents.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi constituted a 15-member core committee which will be headed by R.C. Khuntia, a central leader in-charge of party affairs in Telangana. Other members include AICC secretaries N.S. Bose Raju, Saleem Ahmed and Srinivas Krishnan and party's Telangana unit President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Khuntia will also be chairman of 53-member coordination committee, which will have Uttam Kumar Reddy as convener.
The party's working President in Telangana, Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, will head a 17-member campaign committee.
Rahul Gandhi also constituted 41-member Pradesh Election Committee, which will be headed by Uttam Kumar Reddy. Former Deputy Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, Damodar Rajanarasimha will be the chairman of the manifesto committee. Senior leader V. Hanumantha Rao will head Strategy and Planning Committee.
The central leadership has also announced a nine-member panel for coordination with the Election Commission. It will be headed by Marri Sashidhar Reddy.