Aam Aadmi Party will fight Uttar Pradesh elections in 2022, party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. This can be the primary time for the AAP when it’ll contest elections in uttar pradesh. In 2017, AAP had stayed away from the state’s electoral politics. “AAP will contest in the next Assembly polls in UP. People from UP asking us to supply the same facilities and governance as Delhi,” said Kejriwal during a press briefing.
“Why do people from districts across Uttar Pradesh have to come to Delhi for healthcare, education and basis amenities? Why can’t they avail that in their own state?” said Kejriwal as he made the announcement.
Kejriwal also said that all parties in Uttar Pradesh have betrayed the people as “each governent crossed the other one in terms of corruption”. “UP politics lacks good intent, which the AAP can usher in.”
Previously, 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 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Barring Delhi and Punjab, the AAP has no representation in the other states. The AAP is the principal opposition party in Punjab.