Assembly elections in mind, Arvind Kejriwal plans to visit Punjab on Tuesday

Kejriwal will visit the state for a day on Tuesday and will also take stock of party's performance.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:May 31, 2014 5:31 pm
 The meeting assumes significance as the party is also aiming to repeat its success in the Lok Sabha polls. (Source: PTI)
The meeting assumes significance as the party is also aiming to repeat its success in the Lok Sabha polls. (Source: PTI)

After winning four Lok Sabha seats, Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal has decided to focus on Punjab, keeping the assembly election in mind.

Kejriwal will visit the state for a day on Tuesday and will also take stock of party’s performance.

“They will meet volunteers, members, party supporters and take stock of the party’s performance in the state. The party units in the state will also be restructured after consulting the volunteers during his visit,” said an AAP leader.

Senior party leader Manish Sisodia and AAP’s MP candidate Jarnail Singh, who lost from the West Delhi parliamentary seat, will also visit the state along with Kejriwal.

The meeting assumes significance as the party is also aiming to repeat its success in the Lok Sabha polls.

After its dismal performance in national capital and country, AAP won four MPs from the state, springing a surprise not only to the party, but also to its rivals.

In the Lok Sabha election, its candidates trounced heavy weights like Union Minister Preneet Kaur, wife of Amritsar MP and former Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh from Patiala, a party bastion.

AAP garnered 24.4 per cent of the total votes in Punjab and secured a lead in some 33 Assembly segments while coming second in 25 others.

It bagged two per cent lesser votes than the ruling SAD, which got over 26 per cent votes. Despite the high vote share of 33 per cent, Congress managed to win only three seats while AAP and SAD have both won 4 seats each and the BJP bagged two seats with a vote share of 8.7 per cent.

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    BT
    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:59 pm
    I have always liked Punjab and have tremendous respect for the hard working Punjab potion. 4 seats to AAP in Punjab confuses me and I can not understand this voting pattern to AAP whereas the nation rejected them and most of their members have rejected them. Disappointed there really.
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      KejriwalNeedsASlap
      Jun 1, 2014 at 2:06 am
      The jacking off across the nation... What a topeebazz
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        Indian
        Jun 2, 2014 at 6:31 am
        In fact people of Punjab will learn a better lesson from Arvind Kejriwal
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          Indian
          Jun 2, 2014 at 6:27 am
          Remember, he is the one that got Congress off its roots.
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            aad
            Jun 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm
            Mind ur own business ..I have my own right to express my views..and don't you dare to right me again you are replying to a magistrate...
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              aad
              Jun 1, 2014 at 9:03 am
              Well he realised that the people of Delhi can't be fooled again so eyeing Punjab.. However people of Punjab will teach him a bitter lesson this time
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                anil rana
                Jun 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm
                he can do Punjab and Delhi...next parliamentary elections he can dangle these models
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                  Subhash Bennur
                  Jun 3, 2014 at 4:02 am
                  People of Punjab pl read this: :www.theindianrepublic.c...
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                    Subhash Bennur
                    Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00 am
                    Trust punjabis will kick this guy back to varanasi where he will be forced to take bath in ganges for ever to wash his endless sins.
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                      Bibhuti
                      Jun 2, 2014 at 7:46 am
                      Capt. Amrinder singh say's two of the elected AAP members have naxal connection.
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                        sunn
                        Jun 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm
                        people in punjab are not s like u people s
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                          Dipak Sengupta
                          Jun 2, 2014 at 2:35 am
                          Literate people like you either fool or have vested interest
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                            Girish
                            May 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm
                            where' the news on Yogendra Yadav offering to resign from PAC of AA Party, and Kejriwal rejecting it? That is a comment-worthy piece, as shown on TV, not electoral strategy
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                              gill
                              Jun 2, 2014 at 11:07 am
                              Bjp troll starting crtisizing AAP for fear of being lost in punjab.AAP is the best.
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                                Raveendra Reddy
                                Jun 3, 2014 at 5:34 am
                                These are extreme signs of self destruction for AK. He has sufficiently misused and misinfromed and foolled AAP and its workers and supporters
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                                  Gogo
                                  Jun 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm
                                  @disqus_jJWgvODgw5:disqus People of Punjab dont really have much of a choice, do they? They cant go back to the Congress or the Akali-BJP combine. So locally, for now, AAP is the only option they havent tested yet.
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                                    Kumar
                                    May 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm
                                    AAP will definitely win the next embly elections because people are fed up with SAD and Congress.
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                                      Ishan Sengupta
                                      Jun 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                                      And dare if you speak typical rubbish about Kejriwal. You have no right to defame an Honest man.Typical Indian mentality you have . To fake aroundIdea Internet lagaving " India ko no ullu Banaving " Magistrate ke bacche.
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                                        Ishan Sengupta
                                        Jun 2, 2014 at 5:32 pm
                                        The people who subscribe to corruption will always speak trash about Arvind Kejriwal. Its a fact.
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                                          Ishan Sengupta
                                          Jun 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm
                                          The people who subscribe to corruption will always speak trash about Arvind Kejriwal.Its a fact.
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                                            Ishan Sengupta
                                            Jun 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm
                                            You are an illiterate to say such a thing.
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