Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday announced it will contest the forthcoming municipal corporation elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Addressing a press conference in the state capital, national spokesman of the party and incharge for Uttar Pradesh Sanjay Singh said the AAP was committed to weeding out graft from the civic bodies and giving people good governance.
Stating that the people had already become fed up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Yogi Adityanath, the AAP leader said civic bodies over the years had turned into centres of graft in the state.
The party had serious intent to set things right, apart from putting an end to the exploitation of “safai karmacharis”, he said.
Elections to the 16 civic bodies in the state are likely to be held later this year. The AAP, he further informed, would waive house tax if it came to power and would ensure that people got clean drinking water.
These and other issues would be part of the party’s election manifesto.