Medha Patkar to contest Lok Sabha elections
Medha patkar has declared that she will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha . Her constituency has not finalized yet…
New Delhi: Social activist Medha patkar has declared that she will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha . Her constituency has not finalized yet, she is likely to contest from some parts of Maharashtra.
Since, it is not cleared that she will contest as independent or as a member of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP).
The AAP is willing to extend its full support to social activist Medha Patkar if she contests the Lok Sabha polls.
“If she (Patkar) wants to contest Lok Sabha polls, our party will extend its support to her. Now it is upto her to decide on whether she wants to contest elections”, senior party leader and Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Sanjay Singh said today.
“Even if she wants to contest as an independent, we will extend our full support to her,” Singh said.
Although the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader has extended her support to the party, she is yet to join it. She is also a part of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM)
The North-east Mumbai seat has a large and scattered chunk of slums. Patkar had also led an agitation against the state government after it started a demolition drive to clear these slums.