‘Surprising Feat’: Kejriwal on AAP Becoming National Party Through Impressive Show in Gujarat Elections

Last Update: December 08, 2022, 17:15 IST

Today Aam Aadmi Party has become a national party, says Arvind Kejriwal

Today Aam Aadmi Party has become a national party, says Arvind Kejriwal

AAP secured more than 13% votes in the Gujarat Assembly elections, which crossed the minimum requirement for any party to become a national party.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday expressed happiness over AAP becoming a national party through a stupendous performance in the Gujarat Assembly elections. Recalling the formation of AAP 10 years ago, he said it was a surprising achievement as only a few parties in the country were national parties.

On Thursday, AAP secured over 13% votes in the Gujarat Assembly elections, crossing the minimum requirement for any party to become a national party. “I want to thank the people of Gujarat for showing faith in us. We ran a very positive campaign throughout and did not malign any other party.

He said, ‘Gujarat is considered a stronghold of the BJP and I am happy that you have been able to make a name for yourself in this stronghold. Next time we hope to win as well.”

BJP candidate Mohan Konkani won the Scheduled Tribe (ST) seat of Vyara in Gujarat’s Tapi district by defeating four-time Congress MLA Punabhai Gamit, who was pushed to the third position due to impressive performance by new entrant AAP.

In Saurashtra too, AAP did well despite losing the seat. BJP MLA Kunvarji Bavaliya defeated his nearest rival Tejas Gajipara of AAP by a margin of 16,172 votes. However, the seat was always considered a key fight between six-time MLA Bavaliya and his one-time prodigy Congressman Bholabhai Gohil, said a PTI report.

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