New Delhi: The deputy chief minister of Delhi and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said Thursday that the votes of Gujaratis will make the Aam Aadmi Party a national party. Taking to Twitter, he said that “for the first time, education and health issues are making a mark in national politics.”
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His tweet in Hindi, when translated to English, reads as “The Aam Aadmi Party is becoming a national party today with the votes of the people of Gujarat.” For the first time, the politics of education and health are making a mark in national politics. Congratulations to the whole country for this.”
Already recognized as the state party in Delhi, Punjab, and Goa, the AAP is just a state away from earning national party status.
To earn a national party status, a political outfit needs to be recognized in at least four states and to be recognized as a state party, it needs to win at least two seats and 6 percent of votes polled in the Assembly election.
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In other words, AAP needs to win just two seats and secure 6 percent of votes in today’s counting of votes. A national party tag will be a boost for the AAP’s national ambition even if, as predicted by the Exit Polls, it doesn’t make a big splash in Gujarat.