The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA is currently leading in 256 seats, way ahead of the Congress which is yet to reach the three digit figure. (JPN)
Powered by a phenomenal success in the Delhi Assembly elections, the AAP was quite upbeat about making it big in the Lok Sabha election. Although exit polls predicted a subdued performance by Arvind Kejriwal-led party, AAP volunteers were confident of a superb performance.
The AAP had challenged many senior leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid by placing its prominent faces against them like Kumar Vishwas from Varanasi, social activist Medha Patkar from North East Mumbai, Yogendra Yadav from Gurgaon, Meera Sanyal from South Mumbai.
The party had faced a lot of criticism for contesting in 432 Lok Sabha seats. However, its top strategist Yogendra Yadav had categorically stated that the decision would strike a positive note.
The Aam Aadmi Party is currently eyeing to secure at least six percent of valid votes polled in four states so that it could get the tag of a national party.
If AAP gets recognized as a national party, it will be allotted space for its national head office and provided with permanent party symbol that will be applicable all over India during the elections.
Although AAP may not be faring well nationally, it has, however, opened its account in Punjab. The rookie party is leading in four Lok Sabha seats in the state.
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA is currently leading in 256 seats, way ahead of the Congress which is yet to reach the three digit figure.