Tag: AAP Australia

AAP Australia supports party’s stand on Majithia issue


BY SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 19 March: AAP Australia has supported party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to tender an apology to former Punjab Minister in the Akali-BJP government Bikram Singh Majithia alleged to be responsible for Punjab’s drug menace.

In a statement signed by office bearers Rakesh Prajapati, Amarjit Singh Brar and Alamjit Singh Boparai and emailed to South Asia Times (SAT) the AAP Australia unit has said, “On behalf of AAP AUSTRALIA we acknowledge and support the party’s decision to tender apology by the party chief Mr Arvind Kejriwalji. We understand that the party’s core committee has done enough brainstorming and made such decision so that our leadership could concentrate on the doing the prime job they have been elected for, that is to serve the people. In the last 3 years of governance, unlike any other political parties, our leadership has proved that their intention is to deliver on their promises.”

“We request all our honest volunteers and the Punjab AAP unit to stand strong in these tough times, as they have always done in the past. The decisions made by the leadership are always in the best interest of the party leading to the bigger goal of delivering clean governance for the much deserving people of our country, the statement said.

Aam Aadmi Party Overseas buzz in Social Media

Dr. Kumar Viswas

Dr. Kumar Vishwas, Convener, AAP Overseas has announced the formal structure of the Overseas team of the Aam Aadmi Party to connect Indians abroad to this political revolution in June and an integral part of it was the social media team. AAP Overseas has been able to connect thousands of Indians settled abroad with the fight against corruption in India started by the Aam Aadmi Party.

And his trust in this team was affirmed when within 20 days of the announcement, AAP Overseas created a huge buzz on social media with its anti-drug campaign worldwide called #KickNasha

What crowned this initial achievement was the ‘#TalktoAK’ Campaign which not only trended top in India but was 4th worldwide in twitter trends.

Following with highly successful campaigns like #AKinGujrat etc. AAP Overseas social media team is the trendsetter now on twitter and other SM platforms.

AAP Overseas is not only spreading the work done by the AAP in India but is also responsible for making viral the activities of its different chapters in different countries all over the world. With worldwide trends like #AAPUK4Punjab #AAPCanadaYouth etc. it is the frontrunner in Global trends leaving Social media teams of other political parties far behind trying to achieve even one tenth of the success of AAP Overseas.

This team really showed her mettle with back to back campaigns against the highly criticized demonetisation scheme of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s. The way they brought out the loopholes of the scheme right in its initial stages made their trends worldwide drawing media attention to what was intrinsically wrong with this drastic step.

And now it’s crowning glory is the Chalo Punjab and Calling Campaign, where Indians settled abroad, are being motivated to return to India and Campaign to save Punjab or to call and motivate the voters for AAP if they cannot be physically present in Punjab.

According to Shail Gautam (@IacShail), Social Media Head, AAP Overseas, “The strength of our team is the hundreds of volunteers who are passionate about bringing a change in the political system of their motherland even though they may be hundreds of miles away from it. They selflessly spend their time and money for this political revolution and their idealism and enthusiasm overwhelmingly surpasses the paid machinery of our rivals. We owe our success to these dedicated faceless volunteers all around the world and their zeal to see a better India.”

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No AAP alliance with any party in state elections: Alka Lamba

AL Photo: SAT

By our community reporter

Melbourne, 22 February: The Indian community in Australia can be a bridge to cement relations between the two countries, says Alka Lamba AAP member in the Delhi Assembly.

Alka who is visiting different cities here as a guest of the Australian Government, was addressing a large number of AAP members and supporters at a function at the Heritage Receptions, Epping.

The firebrand AAP lawmaker from Chandni Chowk and former President of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) detailed the development and other work being done by the Delhi AAP Government. She explained the main emphasis has been fighting corruption, boosting education and health facilities in India’s capital.

“Corruption in India is the major stumbling block against development. Indians came to Australia with their roots intact in India. India without corruption would have been like Australia,” she said.

Alka, criticized the ruling BJP for the current issue in JNU and spoiling the atmosphere in universities for its zeal to safforanise education institutions.

On a question by SAT, Alka Lamba ruled out any AAP alliance with other parties in coming state elections and said the party will fight the battle of the ballot independently.

A lively Q-A session was the highlight of the evening, which covered Indian politics, Punjab elections, Delhi experience, JNU crisis and social welfare steps in Delhi.

The AAP leader will also visit Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

(A detailed report of Alka Lamba’s Australia visit will be published in the March 2016 issue of SAT.)

- SAT News Service.