Aam Aadmi Party will fight Uttar Pradesh elections in 2022, party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. Earlier, the AAP which has a strong base in Delhi contested elections in Punjab, Goa, Gujarat in 2017; Meghalaya, Nagaland, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan in 2018; Odisha, Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand in 2019. The AAP had also contested the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Aam Aadmi Party will fight Uttar Pradesh elections in 2022: AAP leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/6MtUylSGGV
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Earlier this year, The Aam Aadmi Party said that it will contest the Assembly elections in Uttarakhand. According to the AAP’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the decision to contest polls in the hilly state was taken after a survey.
According to Kejriwal, the majority of the respondents who took part in the survey suggested that the AAP should enter the poll fray in the state.
Uttarakhand is slated to go to polls in February 2022. The Legislative Assembly has 70 seats. Currently, the BJP is the ruling party and the Congress is in the opposition.
Other than Uttarakhand, the AAP also appears to be eying the elections in Uttar Pradesh which is also slated to go to polls in 2022.
Barring Delhi and Punjab, the AAP has no representation in the other states. The AAP is the principal opposition party in Punjab.