AAP hopes to get ‘national party’ status after Gujarat Assembly result, here are the numbers
Aam Aadmi Party may become a national party by getting more than 6% of votes in the Gujarat assembly elections
The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) will like to make a strong debut in the Gujarat Assembly elections which will help the party led by Arvind Kejriwal get the 'national party' status after ten years since the party was formed by Arvind Kejriwal ten years ago. The Aam Aadmi Party will look to join the list of national parties ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in the country. As of now, India has seven political parties which got the status of being a ‘national party’.
Riding high on its stupendous victory in Punjab Assembly polls earlier this year, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party launched its foray into BJP-ruled Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as part of its national expansion plan. Although the AAP fielded its candidates for all Assembly seats in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, it has kept its prime focus on PM Modi’s home state where it has been able to build a few strongholds in recent years.
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The party gained ground in the BJP-ruled Gujarat after it won 27 seats in the 2021 Surat Municipal Corporation elections. The Congress, which had 36 councillors, lost all the seats in the civic body election. Seeking to expand its footprint, the AAP plans to contest in most of the states going to polls next year. That includes Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. The party also plans contest elections in Jammu and Kashmir, likely to be held early next year.
*With inputs from agencies
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