After a pitiful defeat in Punjab elections and then in Delhi’s municipality elections, AAP has now shift its focus towards Delhi.

It seems that AAP has finally realized that it must leave its idea of national expansion and must work hard for its Delhi’s ambition as Modi wave has still not subdued and rather is expanding.

A senior Aam Aadmi Party leader, who did not wish to be quoted, said the party was focusing on “regrouping” in Delhi, its home turf.

The leader cited “lack of adequate organisational strength” in the state.

If reports are to be believed, the party was trying to convince a section of state leaders of the move, who were earlier asserting to contest the polls.

The Political Affairs Committee (PAC), the AAP’s top decision-making body, would soon take a call, making an official decision on this.

Earlier AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal were focusing on Gujarat and had invested a lot of political capital keeping in mind the 2017 assembly polls scheduled by the end of the year.

From picking on contentious issues for a new entrant in the state politics — the simmering discontent within the Patidar community, the agrarian crisis and the “atrocities” on Dalits and making frequent trips to the state — the script now seems to have gone haywire.

Since the defeats in Punjab and then in Delhi, the party seems to be taking an entirely different path now under its new convener in the form of Labour Minister Gopal Rai.

Source: The Economic Times


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