After Punjab, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) is looking at Gujarat to substantiate its claims as a national party and not just a regional player in the country’s politics. The party has decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections in the BJP-ruled state.
According to several media reports, Delhi chief minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will formally launch the party’s campaign for 2017 assembly election during his two-day visit to the state on 8-9 July. The party is reportedly planning to contest on 182 seats in the election scheduled to be held in December 2017.
Kejriwal is also slated to meet his party cadres and leaders during the visit, accompanied by AAP state convener Kanubhai Kansariya, a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat. The party said that it is working to strengthen itself across the state in view of the upcoming elections.
Delhi MLA Gulab Singh has been appointed as the central in-charge of the Gujarat Affairs by the Party. AAP is also set to challenge the BJP government in Goa during the assembly elections in the state in March next year.