With the victory in Punjab, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) seems to bet big on the neighboring state Haryana for the upcoming assembly elections. The party has started a mega-membership plan in the state where it had planned to contest assembly elections last time, but it had changed its mind at the last moment. However, this time, the party looks all set to contest assembly polls scheduled for 2024.
AAP’s in-charge for Haryana, Sushil Gupta told that a number of people are joining the party in the state after its victory in Punjab. He said that the party issued the exact data in 3 to 4 days, however, more than one lakh people have joined the party after its victory in the Punjab state.
The AAP’s membership campaign was conducted between 8.30 am – 1.30 pm for four days in Haryana. It’s being said that the party is receiving a positive response due to its performance in Punjab state.
As per some reports, AAP is trying hard to rope in IAS officer Ashok Khemka to its Haryana unit. Khemkacarries the image of being an anti-corruption crusader, that goes in line with AAP’s prime agenda of clean governance.
Haryana and Himachal Pradesh states have an opposition vacuum, or where there is a weak opposition – and the ruling BJP faces an anti-incumbency wave also.