The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday appointed its senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Sandeep Pathak as the National General Secretary Organisation (Rashtriya Sangathan Mahamantri) in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2024. An official statement said that Pathak will also be a Permanent Invitee to the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party.
The AAP statement read that “ Aam Aadmi Party hereby appoints Dr. Sandeep Pathak as the Rashtriya Sangathan Mahamantri (National General Secretary Organisation). He will also be a Permanent Invitee to the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party”.
Sandeep Pathak was the election in-charge of the party during the assembly elections in Punjab and Gujarat.
After he bagged five seats in Gujarat, the AAP got a status of ‘national party’. On December 8, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his 10-year-old party has become a “national party” after it got almost 13 per cent votes in Gujarat Assembly elections.
“Today, the AAP has become a national party. Results of the Gujarat elections have come and the party has become a national party, 10 years AGO aap was a small party, now it has governments in two states and has become a national party,’ Delhi CM said on December 8 after the results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections were announced.”
Pathak became AAP’s Rajya Sabha member after the party won the Punjab elections. He is assistant professor in Department of Energy Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
Kejriwal congratulated Pathak after his appointment to the key party post. He tweeted that “I congratulate Dr. Sandeep Pathak and wish him good luck for his new responsibilities. We have to build AAP Sangthan in every nook and corner of the country”.