In New Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party faced with the embarrassing defeat in the Delhi municipal elections, Arvind Kejriwal today admitted that the party had made “mistakes,” also said that would “introspect and course correct” soon.
The Delhi Chief Minister, who posted a short statement on Twitter this morning, Mr. Kejriwal stated that based on his interactions with “volunteers and voters,” it was evident that the party “made mistakes” and there was a need to go back to the “drawing board”. Three days after the party was upset by the BJP in the Delhi municipal polls.
He said “Need is action and not excuses,” amid growing vociferation in the party to discontinue from raking up the issue of EVMs being “tampered” to favor the BJP, a declaration littered by the Election Commission. He stated it would be “silly” for the party to not develop.
AAP was established in late 2012, after the India Against Corruption movement led by Kejriwal and sourdough activist Anna Hazare.
The party charged to power in Delhi with an overriding majority of 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly in 2015, gaining influence on the national stage.
Since then, it has concentrated on developing its base beyond the national capital, but its foray in Punjab and Goa neglected, and the party has also lost its grip on the national capital in the recent past days.
In Punjab, the party did emerge as the primary opposition, but the appearance did not live up to the expectation.
In Delhi, BJP has preserved the control of all the three corporations.
“It’s time to get back to work. And even if we slip from time to time, the key is to find the reserves to hold and pull ourselves up. People deserve nothing less. The only thing constant is change,”.
At last, he ends with the above statement.