The AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his “honest” party does not have money to fight the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab and Goa but on the sametime AAP has said it would “actively campaign” against the Bharatiya Janata Party for assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, although it will not enter the fray.
AAP spokesman Vaibhav Maheshwari said the party would begin their campaign in Uttar Pradish after elections in Punjab and Goa — where the party is a contender — to expose BJP, “which has betrayed the country and which is the biggest devil in national politics”.
He said a tour programme of the state would be drawn up later.
The BJP hopes to ride on the central government’s decision to invalidate old banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 in a major shake up to the country’s financial system — a move AAP has called a “scam” — to win the mammoth UP elections.
Maheshwari called the party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh “a new kind of politics” that will see the party “putting its energy and money” into elections in which its stands to gain nothing in terms of seats.
“This move is to ensure that Uttar Pradesh is not made to pay heavily in case of a wrong decision by the people as the state politics make a big impact on national politics, with the next Lok Sabha polls scheduled two years hence.
“We have to caution people as to how can a party which has proved to be a failure at the national level be a good option in the politically crucial state,” he said.