Asserting that Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) would contest all 403 meeting seats in Uttar Pradesh, senior social gathering chief Sanjay Singh has mentioned it will be a mistake to contemplate AAP a minnow because it had emerged “stronger” than the Congress within the latest panchayat polls. The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP made it clear that it’s not in talks with some other social gathering for an alliance within the UP meeting election due early subsequent 12 months.
“Our social gathering is stronger than the Congress within the state. Whereas the Congress received 40 seats in panchayat polls, we scored a victory in 83 panchayats. AAP received over 40 lakh votes in these polls, the place 1600 social gathering candidates contested,” Singh, who’s AAP’s UP incharge, instructed PTI in an interview.
The Congress was diminished to seven seats within the 2017 election to the 403-member UP Meeting.
The AAP had earlier examined ballot waters within the 2014 and 2019 Parliamentary elections on some chosen seats in UP with none success.
After coming to energy in Delhi, it emerged as the principle opposition social gathering in Punjab and has been making an attempt to increase its base in different states like Goa, Uttarakhand and Gujarat.
Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had himself contested in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi in 2014 and stood second forward of the Congress and the Samajwadi social gathering nominees.
AAP had additionally contested three seats of Saharanpur, Aligarh and Gautam Budh Nagar in UP however couldn’t do a lot.
“We’re making ready to contest on all 403 seats alone. We’re presently not in talks for an alliance with some other social gathering. Our focus is to strengthen our base within the state and up to now one and a half months, we’ve got revamped one crore members,” Singh mentioned.
“The social gathering has made Vidhan Sabha incharges in 100-150 seats and our leaders are assembly those that wish to contest,” mentioned 49-year-old Singh who hails from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Singh, who’s a Rajya Sabha MP, mentioned the principle subject raised by the AAP within the meeting elections “will probably be BJP’s nationalism versus AAP’s nationalism”.
“BJP’s nationalism is faux. Its nationalism is stuffed with hatred and communalism. On the identical time, the nationalism of the AAP is offering good training, good well being, free electrical energy,free water, ladies’s safety and happiness,” he mentioned,He hit out on the BJP, claiming it was “afraid” of the AAP’s mannequin of governance and was indulging in vindictive politics.
“Sixteen instances together with that of sedition had been filed in opposition to me. I received a keep from the Supreme Court docket in a sedition case. The BJP is doing vindictive politics. Our workplace right here was closed by them. We face them strongly,” he mentioned.
“AAP’s mannequin of governance focuses on training, well being, training and offering primary services to the poor and wishes. Our mannequin is a solution to casteist and communal politics performed by the BJP,” Singh mentioned.
Offering jobs, unemployment allowance and higher costs to farmers are among the many points the social gathering will take up, he mentioned.
The result of the UP meeting polls is taken into account necessary as it will replicate on the 2024 basic election. The opposition sees a possibility in opposition to the BJP within the bellwether state particularly because of the affect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whereas the SP and BSP have already launched their election marketing campaign to woo numerous communities, the Congress beneath the management of its Basic Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is sparing no effort to revive the social gathering on the grassroots degree.
Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, AAP and over a dozen small caste-centric regional events have additionally introduced that they’re getting into the ring within the politically vital state.
Singh mentioned they’ll spotlight the “failures” of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath throughout the previous 4 and a half years.
“We’re exposing them on the grassroots degree. This authorities as promised throughout the polls made ‘Shamshan’ (cremation floor) in each village. In corona pandemic, each village turned ‘Shamshan’ and folks died with out remedy and lack of medicines,” he alleged.
“The federal government failed to manage crime and legal actions. Incidents like Hathras and others uncovered tall claims on legislation and order.
There are scams galore and even Kumbh and Ram Temple weren’t spared by scamsters,” he alleged.
Within the BJP regime, the state went “backwards” as they’ve “no idea of growth”, he mentioned including that with out growing the “buying energy” of individuals there will probably be no financial enhance.
Concerning the presence of Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM within the UP polls and different fronts of smaller events, Singh mentioned, “Everybody has the fitting to contest in democracy.”
Kejriwal, who entered politics after gaining the highlight throughout Gandhian Anna Hazare’s motion for the Lokpal laws, can be spearheading the social gathering’s marketing campaign in neighbouring Uttarakhand, the place the AAP is projecting itself as a substitute for the BJP and the Congress.