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AAP would find regional faces as it expands: Gupta

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kejriwalPanaji: The Aam Admi Party (AAP), which is trying to expand outside Delhi, would try and find regional faces in every state, a senior leader said here.

“We (have) realised that Arvind Kejriwal is the face of the party… we have also realised that the party has to grow,” said AAP’s national secretary Pankaj Gupta.

“Arvind Kejriwal is a national face. We have no hesitation in saying?that… On the same note, as we are going to the other states, we are looking for new faces. We want to identify the faces which will become our regional faces,” Gupta said.

The AAP leader is in Goa to strengthen the local organisation and to gauge if the party is ready to contest the 2017 Legislative Assembly elections.

When asked if AAP had become a party which revolved around only one man, Gupta said, “We are not saying that we are not going to develop new faces. Even at national level we have multiple faces and they are doing extremely good job.

Since Arvind Kejriwal has become the Chief Minister of Delhi, he has hardly had time to be the face of the party in any way. He is completely busy with administration.”

The AAP leader also hinted that the party was going to focus on expansion in Punjab and Haryana, among other states, in the near future.


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