New Delhi: Although Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal wrote on a paper in a press conference that the Aam Aadmi Party will form the government in Gujarat. However, on Thursday, when the votes deposited in evMs were calculated, his party was reduced to 5 seats. Despite this, AAP has now become a national party.
At first glance, it seems that Arvind Kejriwal’s statement was proved wrong, but this math is not so flat. Gujaratis who voted for brooms increased from 0.62% to 12.9%. The AAP came second in 35 of the total 182 seats in Gujarat. If the number of seats won and the second seat is combined, then this number becomes 40. That is, AAP has left its own 22% of the assembly seats in Gujarat.
Before the landslide victory in 2022, the AAP had infiltrated almost the same in Punjab in 2017. In the 2017 Punjab elections, the AAP was at number one in 20 seats, second in 27 seats. In the next election, AAP formed the government by winning a record 92 seats out of a total of 117 seats.
12% of Congress votes transferred to AAP
AAP got a direct advantage from the Congress leaving the field in the Gujarat Assembly elections. In the 2017 election, the vote share of the Congress was 42.97%, while in the 2022 election the vote share of the Congress has come down to 27%. AAP’s vote share was 0.62% in 2017, which has increased to 12.9% in this election. It is considered that the Congress vote share which has decreased has been transferred to AAP. Due to this, AAP may have won 5 seats, but it has been second in 36 seats. That is, AAP in Gujarat is now moving towards gaining opposition status.