AAP's Dismal Performance in Punjab: A Post-Mortem of Lok Sabha Elections

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) faced a significant setback in the Punjab parliamentary polls, securing a lead in only 33 out of 117 assembly segments. Despite past successes, the AAP could only win three Lok Sabha seats. The Congress triumphed with seven seats, while BJP and SAD performed poorly.


PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 06-06-2024 15:52 IST | Created: 06-06-2024 15:52 IST
AAP's Dismal Performance in Punjab: A Post-Mortem of Lok Sabha Elections
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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which suffered a major defeat in the recent Punjab parliamentary polls, managed to secure a lead in just 33 out of 117 assembly segments, according to data from the Election Commission. This comes despite the party's landslide victory in the 2022 assembly elections.

The Congress delivered a substantial blow to both the ruling AAP and the opposition BJP and SAD by winning seven out of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab. Independents also made unexpected gains with two seats. The AAP was limited to clinching three seats, while the SAD won only one, and the BJP failed to secure any seats in the state.

Detailed analyses revealed the AAP's poor performance extended across several assembly segments, including those represented by its own cabinet ministers. Despite fielding eight sitting MLAs, only one minister, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, managed a victory. The election outcomes present a critical juncture for the AAP, whose vote share rose to 26.02 percent from 7.38 percent in the last elections, yet still fell short.

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