Days after facing humiliating defeat in the recently held national polls, Delhi ruling party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appointed its Senior Leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh as the party’s State In-Charge of Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Singh has been tasked with the responsibility of building party organizationally in these states.
The decision was taken in a party’s PAC meeting, which was chaired by AAP national chief Arvind Kejriwal, stated party in a press statement.
AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh will be soon visiting Odisha and other states and hold meetings with the party members, the statement further added.
It came days after the party’s poll debacle in the recently held national polls 2019. The Aam Aadmi Party had fielded candidates in Delhi, Chandigarh, Goa, Punjab, Anadman and Nicobar. While it has also stitched an alliance with Dushyant Chautala‘s JJP to contest 3 seats in Haryana. It had fielded its Candidates on some seats in Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.
Party had contested the polls on almost 40 seats across 9 states and UTs.
However, in a big embarrassment only its candidate from Sangrur in Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, could win.
The bigger embarrassment for the party is its humiliating defeat in the national capital where it had in 2015 Assembly polls won 67 seats in 70 member assembly. Results of national polls came to AAP as a big setback who lost all 7 Lok Sabha Seats in the national capital. The party slips to the third spot in 5 seats while 3 of its candidate in the national capital lost their deposits.
The party in the national capital secured over 18% of the vote share, which is 15% less than it got in 2014 national polls.
While in other states its vote share remained dismal. In UP, the party had 0.01 per cent vote share, 0.36 per cent vote share in Haryana where it had an alliance with JJP.
The party had 7.38 per cent in Punjab, 3.02 per cent in Chandigarh, 0.06 per cent in Bihar, 1.37 per cent in Andaman and Nicobar, 3.01 per cent in Goa and 0.03 per cent in Odisha.