At a time when ruling Congress and opposition BJP is struggling with announcing candidates for the Chhattisgarh state election, the other party trying to built itself up is AAP, which announced first list of ten candidates.
On expected lines, Komal Hupendi, the AAP state chief, has yet again been fielded from Bhanupratappur. He had landed a third position when he last time contested from this seat.
The party, with governments in Delhi and Punjab, has also announced its candidates for Narayanpur and Dantewada but for Patthalgaon, Rajim, Akaltara, Bhatgaon, Kunkuri and Korba. AAP is mostly seen as an urban party and is contesting in most states where BJP is in direct contest with Congress.
Many political analysts believe that AAP is trying to replace Congress slowly and steadily. But for now AAP is part of the grand opposition alliance with Congress against BJP for the parliamentary election.