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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday appointed senior party leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh as the election in-charge for the forthcoming Delhi assembly polls. The party also appointed national secretary Pankaj Gupta as the campaign director for the elections.

The decision was taken at the party’s political affairs committee (PAC) meeting chaired by AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. The term of the assembly ends in February 2020, but AAP expects that the election dates will be announced along with those for the Jharkhand assembly polls. The term of the Jharkhand assembly ends in December.

“Best wishes Sanjay Singh and Pankaj Gupta. Five years of AAP government has proved to be a revolution. It has given hope that, yes, it’s possible," Kejriwal said on Twitter. So far, elections have been held on issues such as caste and religion, but this election will be held on the work done by the party, he said.

“The decisions are a part of the AAP’s election strategy, in anticipation of the party’s preparations for the forthcoming assembly polls, since the party is of the view that there is a likelihood of dates for Delhi elections being announced along with Jharkhand soon. The AAP will contest the Delhi assembly polls on the basis of the historic performance of its elected government, which has changed the face of the national capital and has ensured all-round development," the party said.

The AAP came to power in 2015 after winning a brute majority in the assembly and is banking on the work done by the government in the past five years, especially in the areas of education, health, electricity, and water.

In this election, the AAP is facing stiff competition from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the AAP failed to win even one seat in Delhi and came third in five of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies.

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