Aam Aadmi Party plans to contest on 100 seats focus on winning 25 in Lok Sabha election
Updated:  Sep 23, 2018, 11:10 AM
AAP party leaders said they will contest on 100 seats in next Lok Sabha polls. Out of 100, they are focused to win at least 25 seats.
AAP wants to be in a position where they find themselves “comfortable" to bargain with other parties after the Lok Sabha election in case a Non-BJP government will form.
"The party is eyeing 100 potential seats. We will do whatever it takes to win at least 25 seats, particularly in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab where we have a strong presence and effective organisational setup," the AAP leaders said.
The Party will contest the elections in three states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh - where assembly elections are due later this year. At the same time the focus will be on Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, AAP leader said.
In Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat they are contesting on selected seats. It appears party didn't want to waste their resource and time on seats where they don't have much holding.
Arvind Kejriwal is famous for targeting Narendra Modi. As the election season began the targeting and accusation game is also began. Arvind Kejriwal demanded that PM Modi call a special session of Parliament to discuss the Rafale deal.
Kejriwal also asked the current government to come clean on the deal referring to the French president Francois Hollande's purported interview to a French-language publication.
"Indian government proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as the offset partner for French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation in the Rs. 58,000-crore deal", said Francois in the interview.
The Modi government on Saturday denied charges.
In 2014 Lok Sabha election AAP won on four seats in Punjab. The state has 13 seats of a total, AAP would try to increase its number in Punjab. But, AAP failed to win any seat in Delhi the same year. BJP won all the seven seats of Delhi in 2014 general elections.
On Sunday, two AAP leaders said a combination of native and national problems would be useful in achieving success in the next Lok Sabha polls.
Other party leaders, together with Mr Kejriwal, have been lately saying in their public conferences that if AAP had won Delhi's seven seats in 2014, it would have handled problems like the continuing drive to seal illegal industrial institution in an effective way.
AAP made the government with 67 seats in the year 2015 after facing clean sweep in 2014 general election. It will be interesting to see what will be the result of this year's election.
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