Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.

“Alok Agrawal has studied at IIT. He could have gone to the U.S. if he wanted to. But after completing his studies, he chose to serve the people of the State. He is AAP chief ministerial candidate in Madhya Pradesh,” said Mr. Kejriwal while addressing a rally in Indore on Sunday.

Mr. Agrawal, a former Narmada Bachao Andolan activist, joined the AAP ahead of the 2014 elections. He was fielded as AAP candidate from Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and received around 16,800 votes. The seat was, however, won by the BJP.

The AAP contested in the Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa elections, but was unable to open an account. However, the party emerged as the second strongest party in Punjab. The party won 20 Assembly seats by contesting in the 112 seats.

AAP is expected to contest all the 230 seats in M.P.

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