The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has struck gold with the Delhi assembly elections where the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has won a staggering 62 seats and come back to power for a third time. The party has said more than 10 lakh people have joined AAP in a day since the thumping victory.
In a tweet on Thursday, AAP said, “More than 1 million people have joined AAP within 24 hours of our massive victory.”
AAP has launched a nation-building campaign, Aam Aadmi Party’s Rashtra Nirman, inviting Indians to join the party to develop the nation.
Aam Aadmi Party founded by Arvind Kejriwal in 2012 erased Congress from the Delhi assembly map in the 2015 elections and this time it remains the same. AAP came to power riding the anti-incumbency wave against the previous Sheila Dikshit government of Congress. Now, Congress has zero seats in the Delhi assembly.
Apart from Congress, Arvind Kejriwal led AAP to a stupendous victory yet again in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2020, dealing a body blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
In the 2020 elections, the 51-year-old bureaucrat-turned-politician almost replicated AAP’s fairytale victory of 2015 (AAP won 67 of 70 seats) by riding on his government’s development agenda, and in the process emerged as a key leader in the national political landscape.
As the AAP cruised to victory, leaders cutting across party lines including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik and MK Stalin congratulated Kejriwal for the historic win.
AAP has won 62 of the 70 seats with a total vote share of 53.57 per cent. The BJP emerged victorious in the remaining eight seats, getting 38.51 per cent of the total votes. The Congress could not even manage a single seat and ended with 4.26 per cent vote share.
The AAP’s stupendous victory comes nearly eight months after it suffered a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in which the party drew a blank while the BJP won all the seven seats.