Next an uncomfortable defeat in last year’s Maharashtra assembly elections and an abrupt withdrawal from the a short while ago concluded Bihar elections, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that Aam Aadmi Occasion will battle the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections that are scheduled to consider spot in 2022.
In a push conference, the AAP supremo cited issues these as absence of great educational institutions, health care facilities and chronic electric power source to make a pitch for the Aam Aadmi Party’s entering the fray for the Uttar Pradesh state elections. Kejriwal reported UP has been held again from progress and development because of “dirty politics” and “corrupt” politicians in the point out.
The AAP chief drew on the party’s 8 many years of expertise in politics to justify its final decision to contest the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections. “In its 8 many years of experience, AAP fashioned governing administration thrice in Delhi and has come out as main opposition in Punjab. We will fight Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022,” Kejriwal stated.
Kejriwal stated that UP elections would be fought on the plank of Delhi model of governance.
“In 2022 polls, AAP will contest Uttar Pradesh elections… a large amount of persons from Uttar Pradesh who stay in Delhi have advised us about the past number of years that UP far too are entitled to the welfare and rewards like Delhi,” Kejriwal included.
When Kejriwal produced a daring announcement that his get together will be gearing up for the UP Vidhan Sabha assembly elections in 2022, it is essential to revisit the umpteen variety of incidents when Kejriwal’s bluster has gotten the better of him and resulted into humiliating poll drubbings for the Aam Aadmi Bash.
AAP wins 1 seat in Goa Zilla Parishad polls
On Monday, the ruling party BJP won 33 out of the 42 seats contested in two Zila Panchayat bodies in Goa. The Congress Celebration managed to win only one particular out of the 38 seats on which it contested. Main Minister Pramod Sawant stated that the people today have shown belief in BJP. He applauded the enthusiasm of the persons of Goa to vote amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Notably, impartial candidates gained 7 seats in the Zila Panchayat polls. Regional celebration MGP gained 4 seats and AAP managed only just one seat in the elections. According to the state election fee, out of 7,91,814 eligible voters, 4.50 lakh voters cast votes. Paper ballots had been employed in the election rather of EVM equipment. This was the initially time all main parties besides Goa Forward Celebration were contesting in Zila Panchayat elections.
AAP chickened out of Bihar elections just after getting into the fray on Delhi model of growth
In August this year, Aam Aadmi Bash declared that it would be fighting the Bihar Assembly elections that ended up slated to materialize involving Oct 28 to November 7. Kejriwal’s governance and Delhi product of progress was touted as a plank on which the AAP was likely to problem the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in the point out.
Senior vice-president of the Bihar unit of AAP Angesh Singh said that Delhi’s product of growth led by Arvind Kejriwal would problem the Nitish Kumar’s government in Bihar, a condition, which he claimed, is plagued with corruption, crimes, migration of labourers, flood and myriad of other chronic difficulties. The party was scheduling to contest on 100 seats out of the complete 243 Bihar Assembly seats and was also said to be scheduling to tie up with some smaller sized get-togethers.
Nonetheless, occur Oct, just about 45 days after announcing that it would battle the point out elections, AAP abruptly pulled out of the fray, citing COVID-19 and flood as reasons for not contesting the elections.
AAP missing deposits on all 24 seats it contested in Maharashtra Assembly elections
Bihar was the very first total-fledged Assembly elections following the coronavirus pandemic prompted grave disruptions and brought about India to go into lockdown. Having said that, even ahead of the pandemic took root in India and the rest of the globe, AAP’s electoral forays exterior Delhi ended up hardly outstanding.
In Oct 2019, Maharashtra went to the polls where by AAP had determined to struggle on the 24 of the overall 288 Vidhan Sabha seats. Throughout the poll campaign, Kejriwal-led get together experienced promised to “re-engineer” Maharashtra, which, in accordance to it, was “reduced to a failed state”.
Even so, the Maharashtra resident did not buy into AAP’s poll rhetoric as the bash not only unsuccessful in opening its account in the assembly elections, but it also lost deposits on all the 24 seats it contested. Most of the candidates scarcely managed to safe 1,000 votes.
In fact, so devastating was AAP’s defeat in Maharashtra that NOTA(none of the previously mentioned) had fetched more votes than the AAP candidates in Maharashtra. In Maharashtra polls, the social gathering got .11 per cent votes, although NOTA’s vote share was 1.37 per cent.
AAP attracts a big zero in the Haryana Assembly elections
Related was the fate of AAP in Haryana state polls. AAP experienced fielded 46 candidates of the 90 seats in neighbouring Haryana. But even with getting home to Delhi chief minister Kejriwal, voters in the point out did not poll for the Aam Aadmi Social gathering. In accordance to the facts produced by the Election Fee of India, AAP obtained much less votes than individuals solid in favour of NOTA in Haryana. AAP’s vote share stood at .48 for each cent in Haryana though for NOTA, it was .53 for every cent.
The AAP had shaped an alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in Haryana for the Lok Sabha polls held in April-Could, but soon after a humiliating defeat, it had known as off the alliance. AAP had contested 3 seats in the Might 2019 General elections, but it misplaced deposits on all the a few seats. It, for that reason, severed its ties with JJP in the state. Having said that, JJP went on to acquire 10 assembly seats in Haryana in the state elections.
AAP loses deposits in all 29 seats it contested in Karnataka
In Could 2018, AAP contested the Karnataka point out elections, hoping to create a 3rd front in the condition in opposition to the rivals Congress and the BJP. The Social gathering had contested in 29 seats, 18 of which ended up from Bengaluru and 11 from other sections of the state. However, it lost deposits on all the seats it fought on. Reflecting on this rout faced by AAP in Karnataka elections Reddy reflected, “We were being washed out but I can’t comprehend why. We got a ton of aid but that could not be transformed into votes”.
NOTA outperforms AAP in 2018 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
NOTA or None Of The Previously mentioned was favored preference in excess of the Aam Aadmi Celebration in the assembly elections that took put in diverse states.
The NOTA vote share oscillated among 2.% in Chhattisgarh but AAP could handle to get only .9% of the complete votes.
In Madhya Pradesh much too, AAP missing all candidates and failed to outnumber NOTA votes.AAP had contested on 208 seats out of total 230, and most of the candidates even unsuccessful to conserve their deposits. Their chief ministerial prospect Alok Agrawal, only bought 823 votes in his constituency. AAP got .7% of whole votes even though NOTA received 1.4%. SP fared much better than AAP, but nonetheless not additional than NOTA, as it registered 1.3% votes.
Even in Rajasthan AAP obtained .4%, whilst the two SP and NCP obtained .2% every single. NOTA votes stood at 1.3%. In Telangana, CPI and CPM both bought .4% just about every, whilst NCP managed .4%. NOTA has yet again outnumbered them all. NOTA registered 1.1% of whole votes
AAP loses deposits on all seats in Gujarat and even bought decrease votes than NOTA on a couple in 2017 point out elections
If getting rid of election deposits have been an Olympics sport, AAP would have certainly bagged gold in that. The Aam Aadmi Celebration lost deposits on all the seats it fought in Gujarat condition elections in 2017. The get together fought on 33 assembly seats but lost deposit on every one one particular of them. The humiliation for the occasion didn’t end there and stories emerged afterwards stating that it polled lower votes than even NOTA on a handful of of the seats.