AAP to Contest All Lok Sabha Seats in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest independently on all Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana in the upcoming 2019 general elections. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party will, however, field its candidates on selected seats in other states, party leaders said. In the 2014, AAP had fielded 432 candidates across the country. This included all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 48 in West Bengal, 40 in Bihar, seven in Delhi, 13 in Punjab and 10 in Haryana. But the party could won just four seats (all from Punjab).
“We will contest on all seats in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana in the 2019 polls,” said Gopal Rai, AAP’s Delhi convener. The party has already announced candidates for five of Punjab’s 13 Lok Sabha seats and in-charges for six out of seven seats in Delhi. Decision for fielding candidates in 10 seats of Haryana will be taken soon, Rai said.