The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal burst onto the national political scene in February 2015 with an astounding victory in Delhi. Bagging 67 of the 70 seats in the assembly poll was an unprecedented mandate in the national capital.
Now, two years later, AAP faces another major test in the Punjab assembly polls on February 4.
The party had won four seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, taking well-established players, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress by surprise and hasn’t looked back since.
Riding on Kejriwal’s popularity, AAP has not only been drawing impressive crowds at its Punjab rallies, but also managed to get a few defectors from other parties.
But can it do a Delhi in Punjab? Though a lot seems to be going for the party, as things stands today, it would not be an easy feat.