Reshma Patel, a former member of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) who joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in November 2022, was appointed president of the party’s women’s wing on Wednesday, the same day she was acquitted by a Mehsana court in a case of unlawful assembly in 2017.
Patel was also named the party’s state spokesperson in November 2022. Along with her, 17 other party leaders and workers were named state presidents of various state wings.
Brijraj Solanki, a member of the Koli (OBC) community from Bhavnagar, was appointed state president of the youth wing. Brijraj and his father Raju Solanki, along with PAAS leader Alpesh Katheriya and Dharmik Malaviya, joined the party in October 2022. In January 2023, Raju Solanki was appointed as the party’s working president. He was also a candidate in the 2022 assembly elections from Bhavnagar West.
Jagdish Vyas was appointed the president of labour wing, Raju Karpad of agriculture wing, Shivlal Barsiya of trade, Dakshin Kumar Bajrangi of nomadic and denotified tribes, Arvind Gamit of cooperatives, Jitendra Upadhyay of education, Dr Kishor Rupareliya of doctors’ wing, Pranav Thakkar of legal wing, Darshit Korat of Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti, the youth wing of AAP, Kiran Desai of maldhari wing, Amjad Pathan of minorities, Bharat Kotila of the OBC wing, Jagdish Chavda of the Scheduled Castes wing, Dinesh Muniya of the Scheduled Tribes wing, Aarif Ansari of sports wing and Dharsin Beradiya, a stand up comic, who joined the party in August 2022, as the president of art and culture wing.