AAP retains Bawana seat, party celebrates after two years

The victory has come to AAP after a gap of two years, said a leader

GN Bureau | August 28, 2017


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AAP candidate Ram Chander (Photo: Twitter/@aapdelhincr)
AAP candidate Ram Chander (Photo: Twitter/@aapdelhincr)

Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers broke into boisterous celebrations at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday after the party retained the Bawana seat.

The seat had fallen vacant after AAP MLA Ved Prakash left the party, once again defeating the BJP and the Congress. The ruling party won the seats by 24,000 votes. 
 
“The party workers are ecstatic. Everyone rang in the celebrations by played holi at CM’s residence. There is lot of excitement within the party after a long time.

After the big win in Delhi Assembly election, the party faced a series of disappointment with MCD by-polls where party’s vote share was reduced, Punjab Assembly polls and 2017 MCD polls where AAP was left heavily disappointment. 
 
“The morale of the supporters was quite down ever since, and therefore the party had worked very hard on the ground to gather the kind of votes they mustered in the election. The victory has come to AAP after a gap of two years,” said a party leader.
 
Bypoll in Bawana took place after AAP candidate Ved Parkash returned to the BJP just before the municipal polls. Parkash, a former vice-president of BJP Youth Wing, contested Bawana bypoll on a BJP ticket. 
 
The AAP fielded Ram Chander, who had contested assembly poll from Bawana in 2008 on a BSP ticket. The Congress fielded party veteran and three-time MLA from Bawana Surender Kumar. 
 
After the previous poll debacles, AAP elected Gopal Rai as the party’s Delhi convener replaced Dilip Pandey. “The move to bring Gopal Rai into the fold has worked well for AAP. Rai worked on the ground and conducted a door-to-door campaign that infused the confidence among the people,” he added.
 

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