Ever since Arvind Kejriwal separated from the anti-corruption movement led by activist Anna Hazare, public wanted to know what was next? Just one month after the split, Kejriwal made the big announcement of his AAP party.
Since then AAP has managed to make a splash not just in Delhi but across the country. Kejriwal stressed on the corruption free aspect of the party and claimed that the party didn't have any tainted netas. Even though he moved away from Anna Hazare, this focus on eliminating corruption from the country became the party's main agenda.
The party's policy; connect with the public. Like the name suggests, the party too stresses that it works and will continue to work for the aam aadmi (common man). It has, so far managed to captivate the public attention by bringing up issues like inflated water and electricity bill, corruption, that affect the common man.
AAP has managed to connect with the public instantly
Its off-beat ways of garnering donations for the election campaign too has raised many eyebrows as the party claimed that it had no single rupee to contest the elections. The party then found generous people, who donated money to it and continue to do so.
Kejriwal recently claimed that the party was setting an agenda for Delhi and that other parties were following it.
Civil society members predict that though the party maybe able to garner a few seats in the upcoming elections, it still has a long way to go as an alternative to BJP and Congress in the capital. Even poll-related surveys show that the AAP maybe be able to win a few seats but the majority will be taken up by either BJP or the Congress.