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  Aam Aadmi
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AbbreviationAAP
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CountryIndia
Established2012-11-26
Disbanded0000-00-00
ContributorIndyGeorgia
Last EditedIndyGeorgia - February 20, 2022 12:44pm
DescriptionAam Aadmi Party (AAP, English: Common Man's Party) is an Indian political party, formally launched on 26 November 2012, and is currently the ruling party of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It came into existence following differences between the activists Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare regarding whether or not to politicise the popular India Against Corruption movement that had been demanding a Jan Lokpal Bill since 2011. Hazare preferred that the movement should remain politically unaligned while Kejriwal felt the failure of the agitation route necessitated a direct political involvement.

The party made its electoral debut in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, where it emerged as the second-largest party, winning 28 of the 70 seats. With no party obtaining an overall majority, the AAP formed a minority government with conditional support from the Indian National Congress. A significant part of its agenda was to quickly introduce the Jan Lokpal bill in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. When it became clear after the election that the other major parties would not support this bill, the AAP government resigned. It had been in power for 49 days.

In the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, AAP won 67 of the 70 seats in the assembly. Among two national political parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 3 seats, while the Indian National Congress did not win any.

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MOST RECENT RACES
03/07/2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly - Popular Vote Aam Aadmi Party Lost 0.39% (-42.12%)
03/07/2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly - Party Standings Aam Aadmi Party Lost 0.00% (-63.59%)
02/20/2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly - Popular Vote Aam Aadmi Party Won 45.44% (+20.59%)
02/20/2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly - Party Standings Aam Aadmi Party Won 78.63% (+63.25%)
02/20/2022 Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann Won 78.63% (+63.25%)
02/14/2022 Goa Legislative Assembly - Party Standings Aam Aadmi Party Lost 5.00% (-45.00%)
02/14/2022 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly - Party Standings Aam Aadmi Party Lost 0.00% (-67.14%)
02/14/2022 Goa Chief Minister Amit Paleker Lost 5.00% (-50.00%)
02/14/2022 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ajay Kothiyal Lost 0.00% (-67.14%)
02/14/2022 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly - Popular Vote Aam Aadmi Party Lost 3.62% (-44.80%)
02/14/2022 Goa Legislative Assembly - Popular Vote Aam Aadmi Party Lost 8.40% (-32.91%)
02/08/2020 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Won 88.57% (+77.14%)
02/08/2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly Aam Aadmi Party Won 88.57% (+77.14%)
05/19/2019 India Lok Sabha Aam Aadmi Party Lost 0.18% (-55.72%)
02/04/2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly Aam Aadmi Party Lost 17.09% (-48.72%)
02/07/2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly - Popular Vote Aam Aadmi Party Won 54.34% (+22.14%)
02/07/2015 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Won 95.71% (+91.43%)
02/07/2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly Aam Aadmi Party Won 95.71% (+91.43%)
05/12/2014 India Lok Sabha Aam Aadmi Party Lost 0.74% (-51.20%)
05/12/2014 India Lok Sabha - Popular Vote Aam Aadmi Party Lost 2.05% (-28.95%)