AAP Winding Up – Not Serious in National or Even State Politics
July28, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh email@example.com
Reading stories in newspapers it is clear AAP has no interest in
National or even state level politics and just want somehow to regain
control of Delhi even with 24+1 MLAs (AAP MLAs who met Lt. Governor)
support in 70 MLA Delhi Assembly.
Fact is after resigning against Public Opinion in Delhi on February12,
2014 AAP Ministers forget MLAs, didn’t nurse their constituencies –
common problem with senior politicians who visit their constituency
one or twice in five year term. AAP didn’t make presentations to DERC
and didn’t follow up Complaints and Enquiries Ordered by AAP CM in to
corruption in public services.
Assembly elections are different – elector size is a tenth of Lok
Sabha constituency or sub tehsil level in states therefore much easier
to manage. Put up a good candidate and chances of selection are high.
AAP fielded unknown faces and won 28 seats out of 70 in Delhi.
Not contesting elections in its Core Area Maharashtra and Haryana
Assembly Elections and bye elections in other states is like winding
up national and state level politics. AAP will not get in to State or
National politics for next 5 years.
Punjab assembly by-elections were an opportunity to Field Very Strong
Candidates from two seats to represent Punjab but AAP fielded weak
Recognized Parties operate at Lok Sabha, State Assemblies,
Municipalities, Panchayats and Zila Parishads levels. PSUs,
Associations like BCCI and Co-operatives too are political arenas.
AAP has not disclosed its Core Ideology and Agenda which is reduced to
just Sticker Size – ‘he or she should not have corrupt image, should
not be charged under any criminal case and should have good
Going by the present position of AAP in Delhi it may not get another
chance of forming government even in Delhi – people are disillusioned
with AAP and unless BJP does some blunders like not controlling Price
Rise and it has proposed to reduce power tariff for up to 400 Units
AAP is not likely to taste power in near future.
It is Concluded Here AAP is in Winding Up Mode.
Ravinder Singh, National General Secretary.
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Delhi on mind, AAP to skip polls in 4 states
Himanshi Dhawan, TNN Jul 28, 2014
NEW DELHI: AAP on Sunday formally announced that it would not contest
elections in any of the four poll-bound states and concentrate its
resources in Delhi. The decision was taken by the party’s national
executive on Sunday. The decision comes at a time when there is
ambiguity on when the Delhi assembly polls are likely to take place.
The party’s supporters and volunteers, especially in Haryana and
Maharashtra, are keen on contesting polls but a realistic assessment
of the party’s preparation so close to the Lok Sabha debacle has
forced the leadership to cut their losses and work on regaining lost
ground in Delhi.
When asked if there was concern that the party may not be in the poll
fray at all if the Delhi elections are not announced, senior AAP
leader Yogendra Yadav said, “Unfortunately, we have to take a decision
in uncertainty. The worst case scenario is that we don’t contest any
election if a decision on Delhi is not taken soon. But we need to look
at the big picture.”
The national executive has decided to appeal to party volunteers and
supporters in all four states — Maharashtra, Jharkhand, J&K and
Haryana — to sacrifice their own desire for contesting elections in
the larger interest of the party and the strategic objective of
regaining Delhi, Yadav said. The party also decided to contest the two
by-polls in Punjab.
Yadav had recently expressed disappointment with party chief Arvind
Kejriwal’s decision that AAP should concentrate on Delhi alone. Yadav
said 95% of supporters in Haryana wanted to give the assembly polls a
shot. Speaking after the two-day meeting in Sangrur, Punjab, Yadav
said, “It is a tough decision. I hope that our volunteers will see it
in the larger spirit. I have spoken about my differences openly but I
am a team player and will go along with the party’s decision.”
AAP To Contest Punjab By-Polls Arvind Kejriwal
NDTV July 27, 2014
Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party will contest the by-poll on the two
seats in Punjab which will be held next month. AAP chief Arvind
Kejriwal announced this after the party’s three-day national executive
meeting which concludes in Sangrur (Punjab) today.
Mr Kejriwal, however, said that his party will not contest assembly
elections in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra scheduled
later this year.
The two AAP candidates named by Mr Kejriwal to fight the by-polls in
Punjab’s Patiala and Talwandi Sabo seats are Balkar Singh Sidhu and
Harjeet Singh Adaltiwala respectively.
The two seats fell vacant after sitting Congress MLAs, Captain
Amarinder Singh and Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, resigned from these
While Mr Singh resigned from the Patiala seat after he was elected to
the Lok Sabha from Amritsar defeating BJP heavyweight Arun Jaitley,
the Talwandi Sabo seat fell vacant when Mr Sidhu deserted Congress to
join the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
The 117-member Punjab Assembly has 57 SAD MLAs, Congress strength is
43, BJP has 12 and there are three independents.
The Aam Aadmi Party is upbeat about Punjab where it won four seats in
the national elections held in April-May – as many as the SAD. AAP had
picked up an impressive 24.4 per cent of the vote share in the