It seems like Arvind Kejriwal is almost certain to win the 2020 elections in Delhi with almost all promises kept and public welfare schemes working well.

But it seems like winning in Delhi isn’t enough. Aam Aadmi Party has now decided to contest for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab and they aim to do so without any alliance.

How Good Has AAP Been In Delhi?

In the first few political debut months of Kejriwal as CM of Delhi, everything happening was the opposite of what was expected.

Kejriwal brought AAP to life while protesting against corruption with Anna Hazare. Kejriwal seemingly took political ambitions and power as priority, and made Delhi a mess.

But AAP made changes for good very soon, and in 2015 with 67 out of 70 seats, Kejriwal and Co. rose to power again. Till date, almost 80% of plans have been executed and most of the promises made by the CM have been kept.

AAP looks really good in Delhi and has very high chances of returning to power in 2020 again.

Why Punjab?

Recently, Delhi CM Kejriwal attended a party legislator’s wedding in Bhatinda where he told the reporters, “We will fight on all Lok Sabha seats from the state, we will not enter into any tie-ups with anyone.”

Lashing out at Congress, the AAP national convener stated that the ruling party had failed to keep any promise they made.


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Amarinder Singh, the current Punjab CM promised to provide employment allowances to the unemployed, give a job in each family and raise social security pension. He even promised to waive off all debts of farmers. Kejriwal accused Singh of making tall promises only and not fulfilling them.

“He spoke lies and now people of Punjab are fed up with them. People are finding viable alternative in the shape of AAP” , said Arvind Kejriwal.

AAP Leader Kejriwal with political leaders in Punjab

Under the command of Punjabi leadership, Aam Aadmi Party is all set to declare their candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Preparations have begun and it is evident that a political party change will take place, seeing how the public is demanding elections in just 9 months of Congress coming to power.

Is AAP Capable Enough To Contest In A Bigger State?

Financial summaries of AAP’s donation in the fiscal year 2017-18 show party funds of over 80 crore rupees. To campaign elections in a larger state like Punjab, the funds seem slightly short.

With 20 seats held in the Punjab assembly, and over 200 active members willing to contest on party tickets in Punjab, human resource isn’t an issue with AAP.

But with well rooted political parties like the Congress and Akali Dal, human resource or money might just not workout. A well-planned list of promises and signs of welfare for people will get votes for the newly emerged party.

AAP has full backing and support from Punjabi political leaders

Looking at the fact that Amarinder Singh won with a margin of over one lakh votes, Kejriwal will need a better management scheme for Punjab.

What seemed like a state political party, AAP is now turning into a national political party. Are we seeing another era of political change like the one brought by Congress two decades ago, or are we really about to witness Indian politics change for good? These answers remain uncertain.


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Sources: NDTV, The New Indian Express, Hindustan Times


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