Aam Aadmi Party in 2019 Lok Sabha elections?
The number of seats that Aam Aadmi Party wins depends totally on the way they work in the upcoming years before the general elections. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party had contested over 432 seats and was able to win only 4 seats although the conditions were quite different back then as it was their debut in the Lok Sabha elections and at that time the party was just two years old.
A lot has changed since then and Aam Aadmi party has proved its mettle in the Delhi Assembly election 2015 where they were able to win 67 seats of the 70 seats with BJP winning only 3 seats. Arvind Kejriwal then became the Chief Minister for the second time. Although since then Arvind Kejriwal hasn’t been able to maintain this charm among the public and his presence in Indian politics has seemed to be faded. With presence of such a strong opposition party that is the Bhartiya Janta Party, it won’t be an easy task to win seats. Recently things have not gone well for AAP as there has been a civil war within the party and their reputation has received a severe blow. Arvind Kejriwal due to his own actions is not taken seriously by the public which is something which can create problems for the party. Recently he also received criticism when he used the tax payers money to pay his lawyer Mr. Ram Jethamalani’s fees.
As of now, Aam Aadmi party has received support mainly from Punjab and Delhi, but still, it was not able to win in Punjab state elections. If everything goes well in the intimate future and if some how they can portray themselves in a positive limelight in front of the public then there are chances that they can end up getting 50 to 60 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Although it will need a lot of hard work and efforts as they will be getting a tuff competition from the opposition parties.
With BJP rising influence in Indian politics and a Modi wave, it would be a difficult competition. AAP will need to get the best leaders in their corner in order to win the maximum seats possible. On a national scale reaching out to the public with a prime minister candidate like Arvind Kejriwal is not going to be easy. If everything goes well in the BJP government in the upcoming two years then it is even possible than Aam Aadmi Party may end up getting completely whitewashed in the 2019 Lok Sabha election and may not be able to obtain a two-digit number.
Although if the current situation prevails and nothing out of the box happens then AAP can get somewhat around 20 seats. Although a lot can happen in the next two years’ time and the table can turn either way and as Harold Wilson, former British prime minister once said, “A week time is a very long time in politics.” So things can go either way.