Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku recorded a landslide victory by profitable the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll by 58, 691 votes after he polled 3, 02, 279 votes. For the AAP, this victory means gaining one Lok Sabha seat because it has had no consultant there since March 2022.

Now with the assistance of this victory, the AAP has as soon as once more received an opportunity to boost necessary points within the Lower House of Parliament. There was no illustration of the AAP within the Lok Sabha for the final one 12 months. The social gathering’s lone Lok Sabha MP Bhagwant Mann grew to become the Chief Minister of Punjab in March 2022 after which he resigned from the MP submit.

Mann was an MP from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat of Punjab. The by-election was held on this seat vacated by him in 2022, however the AAP suffered a serious political setback.

The defeat within the 2022 Lok Sabha by-election was a extreme blow to the AAP as a result of the social gathering’s illustration within the Lok Sabha stood at zero. Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh Mann gained the 2022 Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election by defeating AAP candidate Gurmail Singh on this seat.

The AAP believes that the victory within the Punjab Lok Sabha bypoll is a brand new starting.

The social gathering has began its political innings afresh within the Lok Sabha. In 2014, the AAP had MPs on 4 Lok Sabha seats, however in 2019 it managed victory solely on one such seat.

The Punjab Chief Minister, who was current in Delhi on Saturday, mentioned that now the voice of the folks of Jalandhar can be heard vociferously within the Lok Sabha because the voice of Punjab.

“We have 92 MLAs in the Punjab Assembly and 63 MLAs in Delhi Assembly. Apart from this, there are five MLAs in the Gujarat Assembly and two in the Goa Assembly. Also, there are 10 MPs in the Rajya Sabha and one MP in the Lok Sabha from today. After becoming a national party, there is no such constitutional body of which we are not a part, ” Mann added.

The Punjab CM mentioned, “We (AAP) do not indulge in religion and caste-based politics. We were busy working on the 580 Mohalla clinics established in Punjab during the recently concluded Punjab by-elections. We were asking for votes from the people in the name of ‘School of Eminence’, zero electricity bill, infrastructure, etc. We were raising issues related to the welfare of traders, farmers and labourers.”

For the AAP, this bypoll victory is extraordinarily essential as a result of Jalandhar was until now thought-about a bastion of the Congress. Congress MPs have been elected right here constantly over the past 5 elections since 1999.

There are 9 Assembly constituencies within the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat. The AAP, which grew to become the single-largest social gathering securing an emphatic majority through the 2022 Assembly elections, gained solely 4 out of 9 seats whereas 5 seats have been gained by the Congress.

According to AAP nationwide convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his social gathering was trailing behind solely in Jalandhar Central and Jalandhar North Lok Sabha seats. During final 12 months’s Assembly elections, 42 per cent votes have been polled in the entire of Punjab, whereas in Jalandhar solely 28 per cent have been polled, in the present day this vote share has elevated to 34 per cent.

“During the last year’s Assembly elections, we secured third place in four Assembly seats — Shahkot, Adampur, Phillaur and Jalandhar North. But today we have won three out of these four seats and secured second place on one seat, ” he mentioned.

“During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, we got only 2.5 per cent votes on the Jalandhar seat, but today we have secured 34 per cent votes, ” Kejriwal added.

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