For Aam Aadmi Party, around 10 seats in the 16th Lok Sabha is a good start in its maiden parliamentary election venture, says former Delhi minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia, who ruled out any post-poll alliance.
He insisted AAP was not for any number game but to bring more good people into the political arena. The party will have done well if it gets “10 seats, plus or minus”, Sisodia said adding the party was a platform for good people, many of them in the periphery of politics, to enter the political mainstream and Parliament.
The AAP campaign focused on AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal’s contest against BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi in Varanasi and AAP leader Kumar Vishwas against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
“We didn’t look at these elections like a numbers game, didn’t want to come to power. Good people will have to be sent by us to Parliament, and that is our achievement,” he told The Indian Express.
Sisodia termed exit polls unscientific. “If you look at the range these polls have given BJP-led NDA, it is between 170 and 300. If it was scientific, then the range would not be so much. These polls do not take into account silence of the voter. In Delhi too, and indeed in the last general elections, these polls (exit polls) had all failed. Two and two can be four, but can’t be five for someone else,” he said.