CHANDIGARH: Thanking the people of Punjab for showing confidence in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the municipal bodies’ elections, AAP’s Punjab incharge and MLA from Delhi, Jarnail Singh said that this was the first time that the party had contested the MC elections and it welcomes the decision issued by the voters of Punjab.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters, Jarnail Singh said that the results of the municipal bodies’ elections were a good sign for the party. He thanked the voters of Punjab for giving a chance to the AAP candidates to serve. He said that the winning councilors would serve the people of their ward as a ‘sewadar’. He further said that the results of the elections were a positive sign for the forthcoming assembly elections in 2022.
Jarnail Singh said that the party’s base in urban areas had increased with significant increase in vote share also. “This is a good sign for the party that the Aam Aadmi Party will be even stronger in the urban areas by 2022,” he added. He thanked the urban voters who have relied on the Aam Aadmi Party and said that millions of urban people of Punjab voted for the Aam Aadmi Party for change. He said that the party must have had some shortcomings in contesting the local body elections for the first time. “These shortcomings will be rectified after self-assessment. The work would be done to strengthen the party before the forthcoming assembly elections,” added Jarnail Singh.
He said that the election results for the party were encouraging to the party leaders, workers and sympathizers that now the party had become stronger in rural as well as urban areas. The AAP leader said that in future the youth would also be mobilised by strengthening the party units in the urban areas. He said that before the assembly elections, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had made many promises to the people of Punjab which were not fulfilled by the Captain government. “The white record of the false promises made by Captain will now be opened to the people of Punjab. Captain Amarinder Singh had promised to provide Ghar-Ghar Rozgar, which was not fulfilled,” he added.
Jarnail Singh further said that despite extreme violence at various places, the party increased its vote share significantly compared to the 2017 assembly elections. “The AAP candidates were attacked and were threatened at various local bodies, yet many AAP candidates won. Now the Aam Aadmi Party has become strong in both rural and urban areas in Punjab. The party will fight stronger in the 2022 assembly elections and form its government,” he added. He said that Majha and Doaba, where the party was earlier in a weak position; a lot of support from the people was received in this election as well and the vote share increased significantly as compared to earlier.