Aam Aadmi Party’s next mission is the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014

By on May 20, 2014


Aam Aadmi Party’s next mission is the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014, where assembly election scheduled in less than six months. The party is looking to put its Lok Sabha Elections failures behind and focus on the upcoming Assembly election.

Though Aam Aadmi Party lost on all seats in Haryana and Maharashtra, the party has created its own identity and increased its statewide presence. The AAP has done reasonably well for a party that is barely a year and a half old. In 1984, the BJP, which contested its first national election, won just two of the 224 seats. The same math goes for Aam Aadmi Party, as the party won four seats out of 443 seats. It took the BJP 30 years to return to power with an absolute majority in the House of the People.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is expected to contest all 90 seats in the Haryana assembly polls and all 288 seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, though the party has not yet decided on the number of seats it will contest. AAP’s National Executive member Yogendra Yadav said “We are looking forward to (elections) in Maharashtra and Haryana (where assembly elections are due later this year).”

In Haryana, the party could take up issues like alleged land scams, corruption and poor medical and education facilities in the state. In Maharashtra, the party’s main issues in hand are open spaces and slum rehabilitation schemes. Housing, electricity and water supply will also be the issues on which the party can focus.

Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met the Lt Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung to discuss possible options at government formation in the national capital.

DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said that Congress would not extend support to AAP to form government and the party would prefer fresh assembly elections.

AAP can’t form government in the capital without the outside support of Congress. It looks like there will be a fresh election to get a clear mandate from the voters of Delhi.


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