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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is in power in Delhi and Punjab and has earned the label of a national party, has laid out a strategic roadmap to spread across the national spectrum. Before the Lok Sabha elections, you will use your experiment in the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan parliamentary elections in November. There has been a direct battle between Congress and BJP in all three states so far and AAP will present itself to the voters looking for an alternative to Congress and BJP.
AAP strategists say that if the Congress becomes weak in all three states, along with the Congress, other regional parties will also have to accept that the BJP cannot be fought without the AAP. You become a necessity for a strong opposition. AAP’s Lok Sabha strategy will also be largely determined by its performance in the three assembly elections. If AAP gains political strength, it may also field its National Congressman and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Lok Sabha elections.
Political experts believe that the AAP that emerged from the movement is not tied to any particular ideology. At the same time, AAP, which holds power in the Delhi metropolis, distinguishes itself from other regional parties. Therefore, there is no compulsion to be bound by caste and region with Arvind Kejriwal. At the same time, like the BJP, Arvind Kejriwal also fits the basic quality of politics to gain power at any cost. On the other hand, AAP is more interested in states where an outright battle is going on between Congress and the BJP than in states where regional satraps have a strong presence. This is why in his eyes there are states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan where there is an opportunity to become a political alternative to the Congress.
Even if the strategists are to be believed, this strategy has not turned out to be a losing deal for them. Only then, within a decade of its establishment, did AAP gain the status of a national party by taking power in Delhi and Punjab and running in parliamentary elections in Goa and Gujarat. The future strategy is also drawn up on this basis. A top official said the party is currently eyeing elections in three states in November. The political performance of these states will determine your strategy for the Lok Sabha elections. If it is as expected, your coordinator can also be used in the election. This will send a good signal to the workers and strengthen your position in the parliamentary elections. After this, the party will focus on the Haryana Legislative Assembly elections.
Will start with rallies and roadshows
AAP strategists claim that AAP will launch its campaign next month. It starts with road shows and mega rallies. The Chief Ministers of Delhi and Punjab will participate in every mega rally and roadshow. After completing the first phase, you will start working on the second phase. After the elections in all three states, the party will participate fully in the parliamentary elections.
Congress is not ready for compromise, AAP’s doors are open
Congress is also strategically avoiding AAP. Therefore, the Congress has not yet supported Arvind Kejriwal who is mobilizing opposition to the Central Government Ordinance on Delhi Services. On the contrary, the leaders of Delhi and Punjab also oppose the cooperation with AAP. On the other hand, you strategists believe she can compromise with Congress. At the moment, his priority is to defeat BJP. Despite this, your strategist also says with a suppressed tongue that Congress will not easily go along with you. For this reason, Arvind Kejriwal has turned to West Bengal and Maharashtra instead of going to Congress on the Ordinance.