Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was re-elected as the national convenor of the AAP at the national executive meeting of the party on Sunday, according to sources.
Pankaj Gupta was re-elected as National Secretary and ND Gupta was re-elected as National Treasurer during Aam Aadmi Party's National Executive Meeting today.
The national council of the Aam Aadmi Party had elected a new 34-member executive body, which included Kejriwal, on Saturday.
It is pertinent to note that in April 2016, Kejriwal was elected as the National Convenor of the party for the second time. In his second term as national convenor, he served for 3 years. But in view of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 and the Delhi Assembly elections in 2020, Arvind Kejriwal's tenure was extended till 2020.
In 2020, due to COVID-19, the meeting of the National Council of the Aam Aadmi Party could not be held.
In the meeting of the National Council held in January 2021, the party's constitution was amended. In this amendment, the tenure of the National Convenor was increased from 3 years to 5 years. The amendment made at that time was the compulsion to appoint the National Convenor upto two terms was abolished.
It is to be noted that the 34 members of the National Executive have the power to elect the National Convenor of the party. Aam Aadmi Party's National Council meeting was held on September 11 i.e. on the previous day, in which the National Executive consisting of 34 members approved Kejriwal's election as the party's national convenor.
This national executive re-elected Arvind Kejriwal as the National Convenor today morning. Now Arvind Kejriwal will be the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party for the next 5 years.