By announcing candidates for 20 Lok Sabha seats, AAP set to target Parliament entry after Assembly
It was a sensational news in the political circles when without any loss of time, Arvind Kejriwal announced the names of 20 candidates who will contest forth coming Lok Sabha polls elections on AAP's ticket and started a election campaign starting with “Jhauru Yatra”.
AAP has decided to field its candidates on 350 Lok
Sabha seats but will concentrate on about 100 seats where they would
be sure to win or where the tough contest is expected. This is the
reason that these candidates have been announced against Rahul Gandhi
in charge of Congress election campaign, Kapil Sibbal, Law Minister,
Nitin Gadkiri, former BJP President, Mulayam Singh Yadav
Minister UP and Manish Tiwari, I&B Minister etc.
In fact, the AAP had already announced for contesting the Lok
Sabha elections when the government in Delhi
was formed and at that
time, it had confined itself to 300 seats only. When the applications
were invited from whole of the country, these were increased to 350
in view of response and enthusiasm of the people. Since the elections
have not formally been announced by the Election Commission of India
(ECI), this figure could change according to the circumstances.
From the very beginning, the agenda of AAP was to put a nose-ring
on corruption, the candidates who have been given the tickets,
without any loss of time, are only those persons who are already
working for the public interest without expecting anything in return.
Among these candidates, there are three women also who are popular in
their fields. These also include social workers like Medha Patekar,
Anjali Damnia and Meera Sanyal.
Frankly speaking, prior to the existence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP),
the main contest was mainly considered between Congress and BJP but
now with the announcement of candidates by AAP, for Lok Sabha
elections, this scenario may totally change and it looks, AAP’s
entry in Parliament is certain