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


#Delhi   #BJP   #Bawana   #Arvind Kejriwal   #AAP   #Gopal Rai   #Dilip Pandey  
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.
 

Comments

 

Other News

On a personal note: Rabbi Shergill

Punjabi singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Rabbi Shergill rose to fame in 2004 with his chartbuster song ‘Bullah Ki Jaana’ from his debut album ‘Rabbi’. Inspired by rock and Punjabi folk music, he uses Punjabi language to create acoustic rock-based ballads. His poetic and social

NALCO registers Rs 589 crore operating profit in Q3 of 2018-19 FY

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), country’s leading manufacturer and exporter of alumina and aluminium, has posted an operating profit of Rs 589 crore in Q3 of 2018-19 FY, registering 80 percent growth over the same period of last year.   Net profit of the company

Many electronic companies still have no take-back system: Report

In 2016, 44.7 million tonnes of e-waste was generated globally which is expected to increase to 52.2 million tonnes in 2021. As of 2016, it was found out that India is the second and fifth highest generator (in Asia and globally respectively) of e-waste with 2 million tonnes. The mounting pile of e-waste h

India’s per capita power consumption likely to grow by two fold, says power minister

Union power minister RK Singh has said the per capita current power consumption of 1,200 units is expected to grow 2-3 times at par with the international consumption after every Indian gets access to electricity. Singh said the power sector is witnessing an increased demand which is further expect

Net profit of Rs 616 crore posted by SAIL in Q3 of 2018-19

SAIL has posted a profit (profit after tax) of Rs 616 crore in Q3 of 2018-19 FY. SAIL has managed to better its performance over the previous quarter as well by more than 11 percent when it stood at Rs 554 crore. The turnover for Q3 FY’19 improved by three percent over corresponding period of

The light turns amber

In a black salwar-suit and matching headscarf, Ruksana (name changed) listens carefully from a corner of the hall. Members of her support group are talking about their suffering, struggles, aspirations and achievements. At her turn, she slowly opens up. Like that of many others, her story is one of deceit,

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter