Battleground for Lok Sabha: Key Political Parties – AAP



Adam Aadmi Party (AAP), a newbie in national politics, was formed out of the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement of Anna Hazare. One section led by Arvind Kejriwal, felt that to fight the political system one has to get into the system and hence formed a political party and named it AAP. The party focused its efforts on Delhi state assembly election which took place in December 2013. Kejriwal carried his RTI movement in Delhi and IAC received a lot of support from the people in the capital. Shiela Dixit was in power for 15 years, UPA for the past 10 years at the center resulting into huge anti-incumbency wave. Corruption scams like 2G scam, Coal scam, Commonwealth scam dented the image of state as well as central Congress governments. Persistent inflation plus deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi also helped AAP chances.

The party was able to…

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