Ultra Marathon runner Sunil Sharma along with four others from Himachal Pradesh state joined the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) in Delhi on Monday. Delhi Health Minister and AAP’s election in-charge for the Himachal Pradesh Satendar Jain told, “as many as 250 youth leaders will join the AAP party in Himachal Pradesh”.
welcoming Sunil Sharma to his party fold, the senior AAP leader said he and his friends in Himachal Pradesh have joined the AAP as they were inspired by Arvind Kejriwal and impressed by the Delhi CM’s model of governance.
Sunil Sharma said that he joined the party to work for the youth and sportspersons.
“HP Chief Minister Jairam Thakur makes a policy for cricket and rafting but there is no such policy for athletes and there is no one to support us. That’s why I was compelled to join politics after leaving sports so that by joining the AAP, I could do better for other youth, ” he added.
The AAP is strengthening its base in Himachal Pradesh to contest the assembly elections due later this year.