The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) intends to broaden its base in six major countries that will hold elections in the next year and a half. Assembly elections will be held in Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Gujarat in 2022, and AAP has announced that it will contest in all six states. Punjab is the only state where Arvind Kejriwal’s party has had a significant presence till now.
However, the gains made in Gujarat’s local elections increased AAP support for the BJP at home. While the AAP was defeated in most of these six states in 2017, the party is hoping to capitalize on Kejriwal’s popularity after he became the national capital’s Chief Minister for the third time in February 2020.
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In addition, the AAP promotes the “Delhi model” as a viable alternative to Congress and BJP. The AAP’s free electricity policy has taken off since gaining political clout in Delhi. As a result, Punjab and Uttarakhand promised up to 300 units of free electricity.
Late last month, Kejriwal visited Punjab, promising to implement the Delhi model, which he described as providing quality access to free training, medical care, and electricity. The AAP will also take advantage of the state’s farmers’ outrage.
The Punjab group is already opposed to Amarinder Singh of Congress, who is facing internal opposition from Navjot Singh Sidhu. The party intends to seize control of him.
Goa is also on the AAP’s wish list, and Kejriwal is visiting the small but vital state today. Kejriwal stated in advance of his tour that Goa wants to change and an honest policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi aspires to be a major political force in Gujarat as well. Earlier this year, during the municipal elections in Gujarat, AAP opened its accounts, which increased trust in the party.
Meanwhile, the AAP elections will also contest in Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh elections in the coming years. The party is trying its fullest to strive for success in both states.