According to political analysts, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) landslide victory in Punjab on Thursday should have a spillover effect on neighboring Haryana. However, they added that the party needed strong local leadership and organizational structure to revitalize itself within the state.
Rajendra Sharma, a professor of political science at Maharishi Mahesh Yoonand University, said: Hindu Haryana’s AAP stood to benefit from its extraordinary performance in Punjab. Dissatisfied leaders of various parties, including the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, could join the AAP, he said.
“The lack of strong local leadership was the biggest drawback of AAP in Haryana. Naveen Jaihind, the face of the party in the state, favored most of the traditional supporters of voters in educated cities. Could not be found. The party has been campaigning in Haryana for the past eight years, with occasional convenor Arvind Keziwar, but never seriously thinking about the political ambitions of the state. , We need to change this, “says Professor Sharma.
The AAP has challenged the two Lok Sabha elections since 2014 and the 2019 parliamentary elections, trying to find a foothold in Haryana, but has not been able to register its existence. Despite Haryana’s long border with Delhi (two consecutive governments by AAP have a decisive task), the party, which stems from a long anti-corruption movement, has three elections. Not only did I not get one seat in. Although it is a state, it did not even raise something like a battle in any constituency.
In 2019, AAP competed with the Janayak Janata Party for four Lok Sabha seats, but closed the gap. A few months later, 46 of the 90 seats had candidates, but they lag behind NOTA with a 0.48% vote share.
Parliamentary leaders who did not want to be nominated said that the political situation in Haryana is similar to Punjab in one or more respects and can work for the benefit of the AAP. “After the peasant protests, rising unemployment and inflation have caused resentment among the masses against the BJP in Haryana. Like Punjab, the Haryana parliament has also been hurt by internal conflict and indecision. It hasn’t even been organized at the district and block levels for several years. Long before the parliamentary elections, the upcoming local elections may usher in what’s to come, “said the leader. rice field.
Meanwhile, BJP leader and former Haryana Interior Minister Sanpat Singh, who has criticized the party’s position on farming, said AAP leader Arvind on his unprecedented victory in Punjab. He made a heartfelt wish to Kejiwar and Bagwant Mann. “Punjab people have a lot of expectations from you,” he tweeted.