AAP has come a long way since its birth
The Aam Aadmi Party has come a long way from the beginning of our movement 6+ years ago. All we wanted was a corruption-free India. All we asked for was a strong anti-corruption law. Millions of us took to the street in protest. They mocked us and said "Laws are not made in maidans. Fight and win elections if you want to pass a Jan Lokpal bill”. We took up the challenge!
Thousands of volunteers gave their Tan, Man, and Dhan that carried us through the rocky ride from the 28/70 in Delhi 2013 to the debacle in general elections to the 67/70 in Delhi 2015. We have had an amazing first two and a half years of honest governance that delivered results unparalleled in our history despite innumerable hurdles from the Centre.
Although the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not win in Punjab and Goa, it is within striking distance of joining the elite club of national parties with currently seven members. Currently, the AAP has four MPs in the Lok Sabha, and has polled 53.34%, 23.7%, and 6.3% votes in Delhi, Punjab, and Goa assembly elections, respectively. Within less than five years of its birth, the AAP the ruling party in Delhi, the principal opposition in Punjab, and a state recognized party in Goa. Per the Election Commission norms, if the AAP succeeds in getting 6+% vote share in one other state, it would qualify to be a national party.
Keep the faith, keep up the fight, Hum Honge Kaamyaab!
LiveMint: AAP in striking distance of national party status, 13 July 2017.