Asserting that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would contest all 403 meeting seats in Uttar Pradesh, senior chief Sanjay Singh has mentioned it could be a mistake to think about AAP a minnow because it had emerged “stronger” than the Congress within the current panchayat polls.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP made it clear that it isn’t in talks with another occasion for an alliance within the UP meeting election due early subsequent 12 months.
“Our occasion is stronger than the Congress within the state. Whereas the Congress received 40 seats in panchayat polls, we scored a victory in 83panchayats. AAP acquired over 40 lakh votes in these polls, the place 1600 occasion 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 primary opposition occasion in Punjab and has been attempting to develop 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 party 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 another occasion. Our focus is to strengthen our base within the state and up to now one and a half months, now we have remodeled one crore members,” Singh mentioned.
“The occasion has made Vidhan Sabha incharges in 100-150 seats and our leaders are assembly those that need to contest,” mentioned 49-year-old Singh who hails from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Singh, who’s a Rajya Sabha MP, mentioned the primary subject to be raised by the AAP within the meeting elections “can be BJP’s nationalism versus AAP’s nationalism”.
“BJP’s nationalism is pretend. Its nationalism is filled with hatred and communalism. On the similar 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 circumstances together with that of sedition had been filed in opposition to me. I acquired 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 fundamental services to the poor and desires. 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 occasion will take up, he mentioned.
The result of the UP meeting polls is taken into account vital as it could mirror on the 2024 normal 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 below the management of its Common Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is sparing no effort to revive the occasion on the grassroots stage.
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 important state. Singh mentioned they’ll spotlight the “failures” of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the course of the previous 4 and a half years.
“We’re exposing them on the grassroots stage. This authorities as promised in the course of the polls made ‘Shamshan’ (cremation floor) in each village. In corona pandemic, each village turned ‘Shamshan’ and other people died with out therapy and lack of medicines,” he alleged.
“The federal government failed to regulate crime and prison actions. Incidents like Hathras and others uncovered tall claims on regulation 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 improvement”, he mentioned including that with out growing the “buying energy” of individuals there can be no financial enhance.
In regards to the presence of Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM in UP polls and different fronts of smaller events, Singh mentioned, “Everybody has the best 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 occasion’s marketing campaign in neighbouring Uttarakhand, the place the AAP is projecting itself as a substitute for the BJP and the Congress.