Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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Origin and Brief History of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
- The origin of the AAP can be traced to the difference of opinion between Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare, social activists who were involved in Team Anna, a strand of the anti-corruption movement for Jan Lokpal Bill that had gained momentum in India during 2011 and 2012. Hazare wanted to keep the movement politically neutral but Kejriwal considered that direct involvement in politics was necessary because attempts to obtain progress regarding the Jan Lokpal Bill through talks with existing political parties had, in his opinion, achieved nothing.
- Hazare and Kejriwal agreed on 19 September 2012 that their differences regarding a role in politics were irreconcilable. Kejriwal had support from some anti-corruption movement activities, such as Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan. Kiran Bedi and Santosh Hegdebut were opposed. After that, On 2 October, Kejriwal announced that he was forming a political party and that he intended the formal launch to be on 26 November.
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- 26 November is the launching time of the party. In March 2013 it was the inserted as a political party by the Election Commission of India.
- Indian politics has seen the spectacular rise of parties in the past but what makes the AAP different is the span of its geographical and political reach. Although, It is neither regional like N.T. Rama Rao’s Telugu Desam Party, which stormed to power in Andhra Pradesh in 1983 less than a year after it was founded, nor sectional, like the Bahujan Samaj Party that grew rapidly with the support of Dalits in Utter Pradesh. The AAP’s origins lie in a single issue that troubles all Indians, whether poor, middle class or wealthy – corruption. And the party’s leadership has broadened the ambit of this issue by focusing on the wider set of factors that have led to money-making and rent-seeking on a colossal scale.However, Kejriwal has made the link between crony capitalism and institutional reform, pushing for structural changes and transparency in public institutions, especially those dealing with law enforcement. This ideology led to the rise and popularity of Arvind Kejriwal and AAP.
- Moreover, Arvind Kejriwal came more into the limelight when he declared that he will contest against Modi in the Varanasi Constituency during Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
- The party’s primary supporter base is in North India.So that Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab became the hub of It.
- In Delhi elections, all the youth and elder people, Industrialists and Peasants voted to AAP. It is most popular because of the frustration of people towards corruption.
Key Persons of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
- Founder/President – Arvind Kejriwal
- Some of the Members left the party at 2014 elections. These members are Mallika Sarabhai, Shazia Ilmi, Captain GR Gopinath.
- Prominent Current members – Manish Sisodiya, Gopal Rai, Prashant Bhushan, Kumar Vishwas, Yogendra Yadav.
Main Ideological Thrust
- Occupies Centre-Left position in the political spectrum
- Main Ideology is Swaraj, Anti-Corruption.
- The AAP says that the promise of equality and justice that forms a part of the constitution of India and of its preamble has not been fulfilled and that the independence of India has replaced enslavement to an oppressive foreign power with that to a political elite. So that they want to reverse the way that the accountability of government operates and has taken an interpretation of the Gandhian concept of Swaraj as a tenet. It believes that through Swaraj the government will be directly accountable to the people instead of higher officials. Moreover, The Swaraj model lays stress on self-governance, community building and decentralization.
Major Electoral Achievements (Centre and States)
- AAP contested its first assembly elections in Delhi in December 2013. It won 28 out of 70 assembly seats. It won the second highest number of seats with BJP winning 32 seats.
- Congress offered AAP support to form the Governmental. AAP accepted it to form Government in Delhi replacing 3-time consistent winner Shelia Dixit (INC).
- Arvind Kejriwal Became the second- youngest Chief Minister of Delhi on December 28. AAP became the fastest party to get to power after its formation.
- After 49 days of the ruling, the AAP resigned the government failing to get support for controversial Jan Lokpal Bill.
- In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, It gets just 4 Lok Sabha seats out of 434 seats in which it contested.
- In 2015 Delhi legislative assembly election AAP won 67 of 70 seats. After that, Arvind Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi.
Trivia of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
- HQ- A- 119, Kaushambhi(NCR), Ghaziabad- 2010
- Party Newspaper – AAP ki Kranti.
- Student Wing- Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti
- Youth Wing- Aam Aadmi Youth Wing. Women’s Wing- AAP Ki Mahila Shakti
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