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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  3. I
    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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  4. I
    Indian
    Jun 2, 2014 at 6:27 am
    Remember, he is the one that got Congress off its roots.
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  5. A
    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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  6. A
    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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