AAP TO CONTEST ON ALL 70 SEATS IN UTTARAKHAND, says people are fed up with both BJP n Congress

Assembly elections in Uttarakhand are due for 2022 and there are basically two parties ruling here for the last twenty years since Uttarakhand gained it’s separate identity as a full fledged state.

Congress n BJP have been ruling here since the last two decades with the saffron party at the helm these days having won an absolute majority.

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, a strong regional party one time, which spearheaded the separate state movement involving the general masses to the core, has however not been able to make its mark, except winning one, two or three MLAs at the most.

Today, the party is almost a non entity in the power structure of the state, though its name well known.

The leadership crisis has always been there in Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, originally formed with the sole aim to achieve separate Uttarakhand state.

It has thereafter been ridden with (in) political crisis from within thus not able to make its presence felt among the general masses to elicit votes.

UKD today has no vote base despite it being the sole party which spearheaded the massive movement under the inspiration n leadership of the most acceptable Sarvodaya leader Indramani Badooni.

Today, no third political party except BJP n Congress which ruled alternatively since the year 2000 are the main political forces in Uttarakhand.

However, Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival ‘s party AAP did made inroads in Uttarakhand since the last few years having their so called presence in the towns n cities of the state.

Organisationally, the Admi Party has no credible presence in the interiors of Uttarakhand except few office bearers n it’s loose network but it’s national convenor n Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejrival astonished one n all by declaring that AAP will contest on all the seventy seats of Uttarakhand in the assembly elections of 2022, catagorically claiming that the 62% inhabitants of the state are favouring his party.

Speaking to the news agency ANI Arvind Kejrival said that the people of the state has been exploited by both the BJP n Congress during its rule of last twenty years and these governments have literally done nothing with regard to providing employment, best schools n quality education and health services to its people.

The conditions of hospitals are deteriorating day by day with patients suffering badly. The sick n those suffering from various illness have to brought on palaquin to the towns n cities of the state walking several kilometres as there are no hospitals or in extremely poor conditions added Arvind Kejrival.

He catagorically said that the electorates of Uttarakhand want to see the health services, hospitals, schools n educational system to be improved on the lines of Delhi government .

People of Uttarakhand are highly impressed by the progress made by Delhi AAP government.

He unambiguously declared that his party wants to improve the lot of the electorates of Uttarakhand and the recent survey that has given his party favour from 62% of the people of Uttarakhand has encouraged his party to contest on all seats said Kejrival today.

He admitted that that though his party does not have the strong organisational structure in Uttarakhand but elections are fought on the core issues of employment, health, education n development.

We have defeated BJP in Delhi n won twice. The people of Madhya Pradesh n Rajasthan have also seen that it’s futile to vote for these parties. In Uttarakhand our party will primarily advocate for three main issues of employment, education n healthcare added Kejrival.

The current BJP government has completely failed to deliver people of the state, especially jobs, compelling them to migrate to metropolises n cities.

Similarly the deteriorating conditions of government schools n hospitals are terrible encouraging private schools exploit the children of the poor n middle class.

We’ll be winning all the seventy seats in Uttarakhand on the model of Delhi asserted Arvind Kejrival while speaking to ANI.

He added that we have been fighting the deadly pandemic in Delhi n the people of Uttarakhand living in Delhi have seen for themselves our achievements in this regard.

He added that people from Uttarakhand have met me n urged to contest on all the seats of Uttarakhand as people wanted us to improve the schools, hospitals n provide employment to its people.

He was extremely confident of winning in majority of the seats as Kejrival said that the Uttarakhand’s electorates have become fed up n frustrated by both Congress n BJP n want a third force like AAP to take over the reigns of the state in their hands.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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