Aam Aadmi Party

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Aam Aadmi Party is a new political organization in India, fighting assembly elections in Delhi. Founded by Arvind Kejriwal of Ramon Magsaysay fame.

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Aam Aadmi Party

  1. 1. AAP Aam Aadmi Party a new political organization
  2. 2. Founder • Arvind Kejriwal • IIT Kharagpur graduate • ex-IRS Officer • 1 of the Key persons behind RTI • Ramon Magsaysay Award for emergent leadership • 1 of the Key persons pushing for Jan Lokpal Bill • Some inspirational lines • A true moron
  3. 3. Key team members • Manish Sisodia – Former TV journalist (zee news) • Kumar Vishwas – Professor and a hindi poet • Shazia Ilmi – Former TV journalist (star news) • Gopal Rai – Social activist • Mayank Gandhi – RTI activist • Prof. Anand Kumar – Professor • Santosh Koli – Activist, NGO • Prashant Bhushan - Advocate • lots more…
  4. 4. Core belief • Non - Corruption • Swaraj – Through Mohalla Sabhas • Clean politics – Discourage Family based politics – No criminals – Full financial transparency • Human development • Secular
  5. 5. Current status • Fighting Delhi Assembly elections • ~ 7000 volunteers • ~ 1 lakh local prabharis • ~ 29 candidates of 70 finalized as yet • ~ 8 seats more have candidates short listed • ~ 4 Cr+ collected in donations (target ~ 10 cr) • ~ 80 offices opened in different locations – single day
  6. 6. Candidate List http://delhi.aamaadmiparty.org/Delhi-Elections- 2013/CandidateList • All of them seem very honest, very sincere, grass root workers. – Many social activists – Retired armed personnel – Engineers
  7. 7. Election Manifestos • 71 manifestos for Delhi – 1 for each constituency – Accountability at a level where folks have control – Direct and continuous Public involvement • Chances of winning
  8. 8. Impact so far • Shaken up the political establishment • Has become a real option for folks in Delhi from a distant 3rd or 4th • Electricity & Water issues getting addressed. • Women security – many cases filed and resolved – Formed a ‘Mahila suraksha Dal’ to help women in city • SC passed many bills like: Criminals debarred from politics • CIC asked all political parties to come under ambit of RTI (central information commissioner)
  9. 9. Recent Endorsements • Anna Hazare • Aruna Roy, Medha Patkar & other eminent folks • Lots of people on the street • Highly unlikely – Sandeep Dikshit
  10. 10. Competition • Have not passed Jan LokPal Bill as yet • Not want political parties to come under RTI • Does not disclose the donation sources • Defending criminals in Parliament • Corruption is part of life • Family based politics • Says no control on DP, no security for women • Exploit Jawan and exploit the Kisan
  11. 11. Keep in touch • Facebook • contact@aamaadmiparty.org • aap-karnataka-volunteers@googlegroups.com • www.aamaadmiparty.org
  12. 12. Q & A

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