In a view to appear as a third major alternative in Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Madhya Pradesh unit is fighting on all 230 seats and following that 149 candidates have been announced so far. As per the sources, the party is fielding new faces in the politics and particularly youths in many numbers compared to Congress and BJP.
According to political experts, as incumbent BJP government is facing anti-incumbency and AAP, who had already launched door-to-door contact programme and constituted several booth committees in Madhya Pradesh, could be a game changer in the poll-bound state. Also, the party holds a considerable amount of support in Bhopal division, where the party can play spoilsport for several.
The AAP was formed on November 2012 and did not fight the 2013 Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, however, the party contested on all 29 Loksabha constituencies and received a shocking setback, AAP lost on all seats. However, current Madhya Pradesh AAP chief, Alok Agrawal has reunited the party after 2014 debacle and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has also declared ‘Alok Agrawal’ as party’s candidate for the chief minister post.
Experts also claimed that, since the party has successfully involved people from different fields like doctors, engineers, ex-army men and young professionals, there is a positive wave for AAP in Madhya Pradesh, which could earn party something better than 2014.