The Aaam Aadmi Party on Thursday declared its second list comprising seven candidates for the upcoming Goa polls in 2017.
A marathon meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), the party’s top decision-making body, met with key representatives from Goa and Punjab units on Wednesday to finalise the second and third lists, respectively.
Explaining how the party finalises candidates, a PAC member, who did not want to be named, said, “A meeting of active volunteers is called in each constituency to propose 20 names, from which five are shortlisted. The campaign committees propose these names at PAC meetings.”
The Aam Aadmi Party had on September 13 announced the first list of four candidates for the Goa Assembly elections. The names included AAP’s state convener Walmiki Naik who will contest from the Panaji constituency, which was earlier held by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Punjab has 117 Assembly seats, and Goa has 40. The new party is expected to give a tough fight to the ruling NDA and opposition Congress in both states in the polls scheduled next year.