AAP to object to all seats in UP assembly polls, not in talks for any alliance: Sanjay Singh

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Image Source: SUBMIT IMAGE/PTI AAP to contest all seats in UP assembly polls, not in talks for any alliance: Sanjay Singh Asserting that Aam Aadmi Party(AAP)would contest all 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, senior party leader Sanjay Singh has stated it would be an error to think about AAP a minnow as it had emerged “stronger”than the Congress in the current panchayat surveys. The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP made it clear that it is not in talks with any other party for an alliance in the UP assembly election due early next year.

“Our celebration is stronger than the Congress in the state. While the Congress won 40 seats in panchayat polls, we scored a victory in 83 panchayats. AAP overcame 40 lakh votes in these polls, where 1600 celebration candidates objected to,” Singh, who is AAP’s UP incharge, informed PTI in an interview.

The Congress was minimized to seven seats in the 2017 election to the 403-member UP Assembly.

The AAP had actually earlier tested survey waters in the 2014 and 2019 Parliamentary elections on some picked seats in UP with no success.

After coming to power in Delhi, it emerged as the main opposition party in Punjab and has been trying to broaden its base in other states like Goa, Uttarakhand and Gujarat.

Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had himself contested versus Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi in 2014 and stood second ahead of the Congress and the Samajwadi party candidates.

AAP had likewise objected to three seats of Saharanpur, Aligarh and Gautam Budh Nagar in UP but might not do much.

“We are preparing to contest on all 403 seats alone. We are presently not in talks for an alliance with any other party. Our focus is to strengthen our base in the state and in the previous one and a half months, we have made over one crore members,” Singh stated.

“The celebration has actually made Vidhan Sabha incharges in 100-150 seats and our leaders are meeting those who desire to contest,” stated 49-year-old Singh who comes from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, stated the primary problem raised by the AAP in the assembly elections “will be BJP’s nationalism versus AAP’s nationalism”.

“BJP’s nationalism is fake. Its nationalism is complete of hatred and communalism. At the very same time, the nationalism of the AAP is offering good education, health, free electricity, complimentary water, women’s security and happiness,” he said, He struck out at the BJP, declaring it was “afraid” of the AAP’s model of governance and was indulging in vindictive politics.

“Sixteen cases consisting of that of sedition were submitted against me. I got a stay from the Supreme Court in a sedition case. The BJP is doing vindictive politics. Our office here was nearby them. We are facing them strongly,” he said.


“AAP’s model of governance focuses on education, health, education and offering fundamental centers to the poor and needs. Our model is an answer to casteist and communal politics played by the BJP,” Singh said.

Providing jobs, joblessness allowance and better costs to farmers are among the concerns the party will take up, he said.

The outcome of the UP assembly polls is considered crucial as it would review the 2024 basic election. The opposition sees a chance versus the BJP in the bellwether state especially due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the SP and BSP have actually currently launched their election campaign to charm different neighborhoods, the Congress under the management of its General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is sparing no effort to revive the party at the grassroots level.

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, AAP and over a lots small caste-centric local parties have also announced that they are entering the ring in the politically substantial state.

Singh said they will highlight the “failures” of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the previous 4 and a half years.

“We are exposing them at the grassroots level. This federal government as guaranteed throughout the polls made ‘Shamshan’ (cremation ground) in every village. In corona pandemic, every village became ‘Shamshan’ and individuals died without treatment and absence of medicines,” he alleged.

“The government stopped working to control criminal offense and criminal activities. Occurrences like Hathras and others exposed high claims on law and order.There are scams galore and even Kumbh and Ram Temple were not spared by scamsters,” he alleged.

In the BJP routine, the state went “in reverse” as they have “no concept of advancement”, he said including that without increasing the “buying power” of people there will be no economic increase.

About the existence of Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM in the UP polls and other fronts of smaller parties, Singh stated, “Everyone can contest in democracy.”

Kejriwal, who went into politics after getting the spotlight throughout Gandhian Anna Hazare’s motion for the Lokpal legislation, is likewise spearheading the party’s campaign in neighbouring Uttarakhand, where the AAP is forecasting itself as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress.

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Published at Sun, 12 Sep 2021 06:55:57 -0500