Guwahati: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday announced on its official Twitter account that its Haryana branch has been disbanded with immediate effect.
“The entire organisation structure of @AAPHaryana stands dissolved with immediate effect. We will announce the new office bearers soon,” read the post on the AAP’s official Twitter handle.
The decision suggests that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party in the state, which will hold elections next year, would undergo a significant organisational shake-up.
Following the AAP’s resounding victory in the neighbouring province of Punjab last year, a rush of opposition political figures joined the party.
The AAP’s victory in Punjab was considered as its first significant step toward entering other states, particularly Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
AAP convenor Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann headlined rallies and roadshows as part of the massive campaigning that took place in Gujarat prior to the Assembly elections last year. The party could only gain 5 Assembly seats in the western state, despite a vigorous campaign, which did not result in votes.
Former Congressman for Haryana Ashok Tanwar joined the AAP in the nation’s capital in April of last year, in Kejriwal’s presence.
Former Haryana Congress leader Nirmal Singh and his daughter Chitra joined the AAP as well, following in his footsteps.
When welcoming the father-daughter team to the AAP, Kejriwal had stated that all members of the Nirmal Singh-led Haryana Democratic Front were also welcome.
Eventually, the AAP and the Haryana Democratic Party merged. The Delhi Chief Minister went to Haryana in May of last year and spoke at a rally in Kurukshetra.