Delhi News: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which came into existence in the year 2012 after the Anna movement, has traveled a surprising political journey in Delhi and Punjab in the last 11 years. After winning three consecutive assembly elections in Delhi, the party managed to form its government with a thumping majority in its second attempt in Punjab. Under the leadership of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, it managed to achieve the status of a national party in the election history of less than a decade. In terms of political status, AAP is the third largest political party in the country at present after BJP and Congress. Included in the country’s six national parties.
Apart from this, in the year 2022 gujarat assembly election I also contested on 181 seats and managed to win five seats. The party has two MLAs in Goa. It is also true that in the UP, Himachal and Karnataka assembly elections, the party entered the political fray and its performance was disappointing. In Karnataka and UP, the deposits of the candidates were forfeited on all the seats. In Himachal Pradesh, 23 candidates of AAP who contested in 67 out of 68 seats got less votes than NOTA. Now the Aam Aadmi Party is preparing to contest the proposed elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and other states.
Due to the excellent political performance on its own, Aam Aadmi Party has become a relevant party in the country at present. However, in its 11-year history, the party has also lost many of its important leaders. The biggest irony of the party that came into existence from the Anna movement is that today Anna himself is angry with the functioning of Kejriwal’s party and his government. Due to the working style of Arvind Kejriwal, many important leaders including Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Professor Anand Kumar, Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Kapil Mishra, Ashish Khaitan, Ajit Jha have left the party. All these are the names who were important for the party and were among the founding members of the party. Due to the separation of these leaders, the image of the party has also been dented to a great extent.
Despite this, the discussion about the political stature and image of the party is at its peak. This discussion takes place on many levels. First of all, what is your ideology, whether the party has become a permanent image or not, whether the party will be able to continue its political performance or not, Arvind Kejriwal’s party TMC, NCP, SP, BSP, RJD, Shiv Sena, AIADMK, DMK, Will it go ahead of parties like BSP, SP, SAD or else it will be entangled in possible political storms. The biggest challenge before AAP is also that it will be able to stand in front of BJP and Congress.
Another challenge before AAP is that the names of its leaders and ministers have been included in the list of corrupt leaders. Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, two strong ministers of AAP and important allies of CM Kejriwal, are lodged in Tihar Jail. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann A few days after the formation of the government, the former health minister was shown the way out of the cabinet on charges of corruption. Serious allegations have been leveled against another minister of the Punjab government. This allegation is going to shake your very roots. This is because the emergence of AAP as a political party was against corruption. In such a situation, if the leaders of AAP continue to indulge in the same, then the performance of the party can also be detracked during the coming years. However, it is too early to say anything about the stability of the Aam Aadmi Party. Despite this, if you have succeeded in becoming a central subject in Indian politics, then it can only be taken as an achievement.
There is no alternative to AAP in Delhi.
The Aam Aadmi Party contested the elections for the first time in 2013. After contesting the Delhi Assembly elections for the first time, AAP was successful in forming a government with the Congress. However, the coalition government was able to run only for 49 days. After this, contested the Delhi Assembly elections for the second time in 2015 and Prachanda managed to form the government on her own. For the third time also in the year 2020, the Aam Aadmi Party was successful in forming its government in Delhi with a huge majority. In December 2022, AAP succeeded in evicting the BJP from the power of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Presently you have a double engine government in Delhi. However, not a single Lok Sabha MP from Delhi belongs to AAP.
Popularity continues in Punjab
karnataka assembly elections Simultaneously, the by-election was held for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat in Punjab. AAP candidate Sushil Rinku has won the election, ending the decades-old supremacy of the Congress on this seat. It is clear from this that even after the formation of its government in Punjab, AAP’s popularity is intact as before. Jalandhan Lok Sabha by-election AAP’s vote share increased from 2.5 percent in 2019 Lok Sabha elections to 34.05 percent. Sushil Rinku of AAP defeated his nearest rival Karamjit Kaur Choudhary of Congress by a margin of 58,691 votes. According to the Punjab Election Commission report, AAP got 78.6% votes in the assembly elections. The party had won 92 out of 117 seats. Got 72 seats more than the year 2017 assembly. In 2017, AAP had won only 20 seats in the assembly elections.
Security deposit of all candidates in Karnataka forfeited
The Aam Aadmi Party had fielded candidates for 209 out of the total 224 seats in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, but according to the results, the party suffered a major setback. According to the data released by the Election Commission, the Aam Aadmi Party got less votes than NOTA in the state. According to the data of the Election Commission, NOTA got 0.69 percent votes. Whereas AAP got only 0.59 percent votes. Whereas, to ensure the victory of the party candidates in Karnataka, Arvind Kejriwal made promises like Delhi model to the people there like free electricity, loan waiver, free water. Despite this, you had to face a crushing defeat. The people of Karnataka have completely rejected the Aam Aadmi Party. According to the Election Commission, AAP got less than 1 per cent votes. The party got only 2.25 lakh votes. With this, the deposits of all the candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party were forfeited.
23 got less votes than NOTA in Himachal
In the year 2022, the magic of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) could not work in Himachal Pradesh. AAP’s broom in Himachal gasped while climbing the mountain even after announcing the election rallies. AAP, which registered record victories in Delhi and Punjab, could not even open its account in Himachal. Your candidates standing on 67 out of 68 seats could not even save their deposits. The Aam Aadmi Party, which contested the assembly elections for the first time in HP, got only 1.10 per cent votes. She could not even open her account. Including constituencies like Dalhousie, Kasumpti, Chaupal, Arki, Chamba and Churah, there were 23 candidates who got less votes than NOTA. In Himachal, AAP got only 46,270 votes in all the seats.
Goa: 2 candidates succeeded in knocking in the assembly
As far as Goa is concerned, the Aam Aadmi Party got 6.8 percent votes there. There, two leaders from the party’s side managed to win the elections and enter the assembly, but this achievement of Goa is now proving to be the party’s biggest headache. During the Goa assembly elections itself, the party was accused of spending 100 crore rupees obtained from the Delhi liquor scam in Goa elections. ED or CBI have not yet been able to prove this completely in the court, but Manish Sisodia, the minister closest to CM Arvind Kejriwal, had to go to jail. Due to this incident, the image of Aam Aadmi Party has suffered a deep blow.
AAP became a national party with the success of Gujarat
The BJP’s vote share in the Gujarat elections stood at 52.5 per cent. AAP got 12.92 percent votes and the party managed to win 5 seats. The deposits of 128 candidates of AAP were forfeited. Despite this, on the strength of your performance in Gujarat, it was able to achieve the status of a national party.
108 members in UP body elections
In Uttar Pradesh, the Aam Aadmi Party did not get any success in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Even in the UP assembly elections 2022, AAP was disappointed in all the seats and the candidates’ deposits were forfeited, but fresh UP civic elections The results can be said to be pleasant for you. Pleasant not because the performance of the party has been good but because the party has been able to open the account of election victory in UP. AAP’s achievement in UP mayor election is zero but 8 municipal councilors, 3 municipal council presidents, 30 municipal council members, 6 city panchayat presidents, 61 candidates have been successful in becoming panchayat members. So far, a total of 108 AAP candidates have managed to win in the civic elections.
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