Arvind Kejriwal’s celebration scored a spectacular victory within the Delhi meeting elections.
Buoyed by its large victory within the Delhi meeting polls, the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) has determined to contest native physique elections throughout the nation as a part of an formidable plan to develop its presence past the nationwide capital.
AAP chief Gopal Rai informed information company PTI that the celebration had convened a gathering of its nationwide govt on Sunday to take a look at methods to develop its attain through the use of the “constructive nationalism” mantra.
“Individuals will have the ability to be a part of our nation-building marketing campaign by giving a missed name on 9871010101. As soon as we’ve got recruited volunteers in giant numbers, AAP will contest all native physique elections throughout the nation. We’re at present trying on the upcoming native physique polls in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat,” Mr Rai, who was a minister within the Arvind Kejriwal authorities, stated.
The AAP chief has additionally set its sights on contesting the meeting elections in numerous states, together with Punjab.
Mr Rai claimed that his celebration’s nationalism differs vastly from the one practised by the BJP. “In Delhi, we unfold constructive nationalism based mostly on love and respect. The BJP’s nationalism is predicated on hatred and divisive politics,” he informed PTI.
He claimed that AAP’s Delhi experiment has turn into a “position mannequin” for the complete nation. “Our model of nationalism provides the assure of fine training, well being care and livelihood to each part of the society, together with farmers,” Mr Rai stated. “The BJP, then again, doesn’t respect the folks of India. It views each individual as its vote financial institution.”
The politician rejected allegations that Arvind Kejriwal dabbled in “comfortable Hindutva” by visiting temples and reciting the Hanuman Chalisa within the run-up to the Delhi election. “For the BJP, faith is a political weapon. However for the folks of this nation, faith is about religion,” he stated.
AAP recorded an enormous victory within the Delhi elections by bagging 62 of its 70 meeting seats, leaving simply eight for the BJP. The Congress drew a clean for the second consecutive time.
This isn’t the primary time AAP has tried to transcend the nationwide capital with its political ambitions. However whereas its efficiency within the 2017 Punjab elections fell far in need of expectations, managing to garner simply 20 seats, the celebration did not bag even a single parliamentary seat in Delhi within the Lok Sabha polls final yr.
(With inputs from PTI)