AAP To Contest 100 Seats In Lok Sabha Polls, Focus On Winning 25
AAP will contest Lok Sabha vote in the three states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh – where assembly elections are due later this year.
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party will concentrate on winning at least 25 seats out of the 100 then it organize for next Lok Sabha contest election to achieve effective position itself if and only if a non-BJP government formation, two party leaders said Sunday.
Recently Appearing political scenario, winning 25 Lok Sabha seats will determine the Aam Aadmi Party is in a “Safe” position to strike a agreement with other parties after the general election in 2019, then a senior party leader said.
“The party have 100 potential seats. We will do whatever it takes to win at least 25 seats, basically, in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, where we have a better presence and effective organisational set up,” the leader said.
The party will compete Lok Sabha polls in the three states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh – where assembly elections are due later this year, besides focussing on Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, he said.
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat are other states where it plans to compete with selected Lok Sabha seats.
The AAP Presently Carry four Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.
The state have total 13 Lok Sabha seats and the AAP wants to work and raise its tally as in form of opposition party in Punjab Assembly, another party leader said.
AAP national chairman and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently visited in Haryana, where state party Leader Navin Jaihind has been able to strengthen the organisation in various constituencies, he said.
“We will work hard to constitute a hard challenge to BJP and Congress on all the 10 seats in Haryana,” he said.
In the run-up to the elections, the AAP leadership has upped the ante against the Narendra Modi government, with Mr Kejriwal while targetting the prime minister on the political controversy around the purchase of 36 Rafale fighters from the country France.
On Saturday Mr Kejriwal demanded that PM Modi call a special meeting of Parliament to discuss about the Rafale deal.
On Friday, he asked to BJP-led central government for come to clean on the deal in light of former French president Francois Hollande’s purported interview to a French language announcement.
In the interview, Mr Hollande is quoted as saying that the Indian government suggest Anil Ambani’s Reliance shielding as the offset partner for French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation in the Rs. 58,000-crore deal.
The government Saturday declare it did not have any role in the selection of Reliance Defence as a partner for Dassault Aviation.
On Sunday, the two AAP leaders said a mix of local and national issues would be helpful in attain success in the upcoming Lok Sabha poll.
Remaning party leaders, including Mr Kejriwal, have been saying in their public meetings that if in case AAP had won Delhi’s seven seats in 2014, it would have manipulate issues like an ongoing drive to sticky illegal commercial establishment in best way.
In 2014, the BJP has won all 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. The upcoming next year, AAP was voted for power in the national capital after winning 67 Assembly seats out of the total 70.