AAP's National Council to meet on 29 Dec; party likely to decide on 2019 polls, extending term for party chief Arvind Kejriwal

AAP's National Council will meet on Saturday in which it is expected to discuss preparations for next year's general elections and also the current political scenario in the country

Press Trust of India December 26, 2018 23:56:14 IST
AAP's National Council to meet on 29 Dec; party likely to decide on 2019 polls, extending term for party chief Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party's National Council will meet on Saturday in which it is expected to discuss preparations for next year's general elections and also the current political scenario in the country, party sources.

Sources also said there is a possibility that the constitution of the party could be amended to remove the cap of two terms for being an office bearer. This means AAP convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal could get unlimited terms as party chief.

AAPs National Council to meet on 29 Dec party likely to decide on 2019 polls extending term for party chief Arvind Kejriwal

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Kejriwal was elected as the national convenor of AAP for the second time in April 2016 for a period of three years.

Convening a National Council meet in April next year looks unlikely, sources said, as party workers would be busy campaigning for the polls.

According to the party constitution, "No member will hold the same post as an office bearer for more than two consecutive terms of three years each."

"There is also a possibility that the national executive could give an extension of six months to the existing office bearers and conduct internal polls after the 2019 elections," a party leader said.

Prior to the National Council meet, the National Executive is expected to meet on Friday to finalise the agenda for the meeting. Any major decision by the National Executive has to be ratified by the National Council, which comprises of the founder members of the party.

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