Kejriwal to kick off AAP’s poll campaign in 4 states next month

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will kick start the party’s campaign in Karnataka, MP, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan in March.

New Delhi | Updated: 24 February, 2023 7:48 pm IST
AAP chief Kejriwal is eyeing to open account in Karnataka, MP, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan.

With his aim of expanding the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) footprints, its convener Arvind Kejriwal is all set to tour election-bound states of Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh next month, sources said.

AAP has formed its own organisations in almost all states and now plans to contest elections with full force in these four states.

After its unseating Congress in the Punjab Assembly elections last year, AAP is confident of its governance model, which focuses on public issues, education, and healthcare. It won 92 out of 117 seats in the border state.

It has also won two seats in Goa and five seats in Gujarat, which led to its recognition as a national party earlier this year.

With its sights set on expanding across India, AAP is working tirelessly to strengthen its organisation at the grassroots level.

As per AAP’s general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Sandeep Pathak, the party’s positive politics which focuses on public issues and developing schools and hospitals has struck a chord with common people.

“Our goal is to take CM Arvind Kejriwal’s politics of honesty and truth to every home and every person across the country,” said Pathak.

Kejriwal will visit Karnataka on March 4, Chhattisgarh on March 5, Rajasthan on March 13, and Madhya Pradesh on March 14. He will address election rallies and campaign for the party, he added.

Born out of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement in 2012, AAP stunned everyone by winning 28 out of 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2013. However, it outdid itself in the 2015 elections, winning a resounding 67 out of 70 seats. The party continued its impressive performance in the 2020 assembly elections, securing 62 out of 70 seats.

The party now boasts 161 MLAs across the country, with 62 MLAs in Delhi, 92 MLAs in Punjab, 2 MLAs in Goa, and 5 MLAs in Gujarat. In addition, it has 10 Rajya Sabha members. AAP’s success story continued with the formation of its government in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), winning 134 out of 250 wards.

“AAP’s expansion is not only aimed at winning elections but also at delivering the benefits of its governance model to people across the country. With its commitment to good governance, the party hopes to transform the negative politics prevalent in the country and bring about positive change”, said a party leader.

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