“AAP looks at the tag of the main opposition party in Himachal”
NEW DELHI: After the top leadership of the AAP state unit merged with the BJP, the AAP is trying to revive the party in Himachal Pradesh. As Assembly elections draw closer, the AAP is increasingly trying to expand its organizational network and is reworking its base to expand its national footprint in the Northern State. The party has completed its door-to-door campaign in 15 of Shimla’s 41 wards and has already reached 1.6 million out of 7 million people in the hill state. Elections in the state are six months away. Arvind Kejriwal’s consecutive visits in just 20 days to the hill state have seen him connect with the masses. However, experts believe that the AAP crossing the victory line is a daunting task, but by continuing the momentum of Punjab, the party could emerge as a third front in the “switch state”, where the BJP and the Congresses have alternately formed governments since 1985.
Gaurav Sharma, spokesperson for the AAP in Himachal Pradesh, said: “We had a very successful rally in Kangra, it was the gathering of the masses, there were over 25,000 people in that rally, many people are inducted into the party day by day, we are already on the way, we will produce a face before the election, our high command takes the feedback from the people, and the one who is accepted by the masses will be the face of the CM. moreover, we have insisted that everyone, regardless of their party, is welcome. To add to this, many people from the BJP and the Congress are already in contact with us; then there are those who do not won’t get their party tickets, we’ve got room for them too. on the anti-incumbency faced by é the BJP and the missing leadership of Virbhadra Singh in Congress which had dominated electoral politics for nearly four decades. If that’s not a win, the AAP wants the tag as the main opposition party in the state’s 68 Assembly constituencies. In 2017, the BJP won 44 seats and the Congress 21.