AAP to contest 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, says Arvind Kejriwal

AAP to contest 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, says Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the Aam Aadmi Party will fight the 2022 assembly election in Uttar Pradesh which he said should become a developed state. In a press conference, Kejriwal said Uttar Pradesh does not have good schools and hospitals and people are facing irregular power supply.
AAP formed government in Delhi for the third time earlier this year, after winning the 2020 Delhi assembly election with a landslide margin. AAP won 62 out of 70 seats, while eight seats went to BJP.
Arvind Kejriwal appeared to be pitching free electricity, world class schools and hospitals as key issues for UP polls, more than a year away. AAP will seek votes on Delhi model of governance.
The party formed an active state unit in Uttar Pradesh soon after it came into existence in 2012. Kejriwal had fought the 2014 Lok Sabha polls against Narendra Modi from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat and secured second highest number of votes.
In 2017 UP assembly polls, AAP campaigned against BJP but did not contest polls. The BJP bagged 312 of the 403 assembly seats in a landslide victory, and ensuring an easy majority in the 403-seat house. The Samajwadi Party finished a distant second with 47 seats.

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