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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was founded in November 2012 following differences between civil-servant turned activist Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare regarding whether or not to politicise popular India Against Corruption movement initiated by the latter in response to exposure of unprecedented financial scams and corruption by erstwhile UPA government. Hazare preferred that the movement should remain politically unaligned, while Kejriwal felt the failure of the agitation route necessitated direct political involvement. The party's name reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi (common man), whose interests Kejriwal proposed to represent. The party made its electoral debut in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election and emerged as the second largest party after BJP. AAP made a coalition with Indian National Congress to form a short-lived government which only lasted 49 days and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned after Jan Lokpal Bill couldn't be introduced in the assembly. In the following elections in 2015, AAP won 67 of the 70 seats in the assembly, limiting BJP to just three and pushing Congress completely out of the assembly. AAP again swept the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election with 62 seats; it had lost all 7 constituencies in Delhi to BJP in national elections in 2019. More

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  • In Pics | Celebrations as BJP records victory in Gujarat, Congress in Himachal Pradesh Dec 08, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    In Pics | Celebrations as BJP records victory in Gujarat, Congress in Himachal Pradesh

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on December 8 registered a historic victory, its seventh, in the Gujarat Assembly elections but lost Himachal Pradesh to Congress.

  • Can Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra revive Congress in time for the coming assembly polls? Dec 08, 2022 07:27 PM IST

    Can Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra revive Congress in time for the coming assembly polls?

    There are no ready explanations for the indifference shown by the Gandhis in these elections. Is the family biding its time, waiting for the party to throw up its hands in defeat, and ask it to take charge?

  • Himachal Pradesh Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost Dec 08, 2022 07:13 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost

    As the counting of votes for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections progressed, the Congress inched closer to victory, safely crossing the halfway mark to form the government in the hill state. Here's a list of key candidates.

  • Gujarat Poll Results | National party stature a big takeaway for AAP Dec 08, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Gujarat Poll Results | National party stature a big takeaway for AAP

    The Gujarat poll outcome might not have been on the expected lines for AAP, but it has provided a ground for the party to work for improving its prospects in the 2027 elections

  • Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost Dec 08, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost

    Here’s a look at how the key candidates of the major parties fared at the polls.

  • AAP propels BJP to record highs in Gujarat Elections 2022 Dec 08, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    AAP propels BJP to record highs in Gujarat Elections 2022

    AAP is leading on 5 seats with 13 percent vote share thus helping BJP to break the record of Madhav Singh Solanki’s 149 seats in 1985

  • Gujarat & Himachal Verdict | Divided opposition helps BJP but overdependence on Narendra Modi a worry Dec 08, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    Gujarat & Himachal Verdict | Divided opposition helps BJP but overdependence on Narendra Modi a worry

    The BJP has created a record in Gujarat, but its defeat in Himachal Pradesh assembly and Delhi local body polls show internal fissures can prove expensive

  • AAP becoming national party thanks to people of Gujarat: Manish Sisodia Dec 08, 2022 03:18 PM IST

    AAP becoming national party thanks to people of Gujarat: Manish Sisodia

    With counting of votes crossing the halfway mark in most constituencies of Gujarat, the BJP has received 53 per cent of the votes counted, while the Congress has 27 per cent and the AAP 13 per cent.

  • Gujarat shows an invincible BJP, Himachal Pradesh exposes chinks in its armour Dec 08, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    Gujarat shows an invincible BJP, Himachal Pradesh exposes chinks in its armour

    As focus shifts to the state elections in 2023 and the general election in 2024, all parties will have their work cut out for them; it will be the hardest for the Congress

  • Gujarat Election Result 2022: AAP becomes a national party Dec 08, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    Gujarat Election Result 2022: AAP becomes a national party

    Initial leads indicate that the Aam Aadmi Party is on course to win seven seats in Gujarat with a 12.8 percent vote share

  • Gujarat results on expected lines, says Sanjay Raut; wonders if BJP and AAP had tacit understanding Dec 08, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    Gujarat results on expected lines, says Sanjay Raut; wonders if BJP and AAP had tacit understanding

    Counting of votes for a new assembly in Gujarat got underway on Thursday morning, with early trends pointing to a sweeping victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that has not lost an election in the state since 1995.

  • Gujarat Assembly: BJP inches towards all-time high record of 149 seats Dec 08, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Gujarat Assembly: BJP inches towards all-time high record of 149 seats

    As per the latest trends, the party was leading in 149 seats, the number of seats which the Congress had won in the 1985 election under the leadership of Madhavsinh Solanki, in what remains a record till date.

  • Memes galore as Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh election results trickle in Dec 08, 2022 11:09 AM IST

    Memes galore as Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh election results trickle in

    The counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, currently underway, has sparked a wave of memes on social media.

  • Gujarat Election Results: Celebrations begin at BJP office as early trends suggest saffron sweep Dec 08, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    Gujarat Election Results: Celebrations begin at BJP office as early trends suggest saffron sweep

    Riding on the Modi factor, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of retaining power in Gujarat while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is looking to make a strong debut and Congress is seeking a favourable verdict as the counting of votes in the Assembly elections is underway.

  • AAP looks to 'Gujarat boost' for its national ambition Dec 08, 2022 07:47 AM IST

    AAP looks to 'Gujarat boost' for its national ambition

    Aiming to breach the BJP's Gujarat bastion, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fielded its candidate to contest all 182 assembly seats and carried out a high decibel campaign in the run-up to the polls in Gujarat.

  • Gujarat Election Result 2022 Highlights | BJP retains power for record 7th term; brand Modi shines Dec 08, 2022 07:28 AM IST

    Gujarat Election Result 2022 Highlights | BJP retains power for record 7th term; brand Modi shines

    Gujarat Election Result 2022 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi's BJP headquarters said, "People voted BJP, because the party has worked for every section. And they know BJP has the capability to take decisions for country's prosperity."

  • Gujarat Assembly elections: BJP upbeat ahead of counting of votes Dec 08, 2022 07:21 AM IST

    Gujarat Assembly elections: BJP upbeat ahead of counting of votes

    The counting process will start at 8 am at 37 counting centres covering the 182 Assembly seats.

  • Counting of votes for Gujarat, HP Assembly elections tomorrow; BJP eyeing new records, Cong, AAP keep fingers crossed Dec 07, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    Counting of votes for Gujarat, HP Assembly elections tomorrow; BJP eyeing new records, Cong, AAP keep fingers crossed

    The poll outcome will determine if the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) gets a chance to establish itself as a pan-national party and a challenger to the BJP at the national level also.

  • Sultanpuri's Bobi makes history, becomes AAP's first trans councillor in MCD Dec 07, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Sultanpuri's Bobi makes history, becomes AAP's first trans councillor in MCD

    Bobi defeated the Congress' Varuna Dhaka by 6,714 votes to win from Sultanpuri-A ward.

  • MCD Results | AAP shines, BJP resigns, Congress whines Dec 07, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    MCD Results | AAP shines, BJP resigns, Congress whines

    The results of the MCD election have opened new political doors in the capital. This is a significant responsibility for Kejriwal, and the public will closely monitor the pledges made by AAP

  • Delhi MCD Election Results 2022: AAP begins celebration as party crosses halfway mark Dec 07, 2022 02:51 PM IST

    Delhi MCD Election Results 2022: AAP begins celebration as party crosses halfway mark

    The mood at the AAP office here was celebratory with loudspeakers blaring patriotic songs and the entire premises decked up with colourful balloons.

  • MCD Election Result: AAP wrests control of Delhi Municipal Corporation Dec 07, 2022 02:02 PM IST

    MCD Election Result: AAP wrests control of Delhi Municipal Corporation

    MCD Election Result: AAP fought the municipal elections on the plank of improving sanitation and ridding the city of its garbage.  

  • Assembly elections results: Counting of votes for Gujarat & Himachal Pradesh on December 8 Dec 07, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    Assembly elections results: Counting of votes for Gujarat & Himachal Pradesh on December 8

    The counting of votes will start at 8 am at 37 counting centres covering the 182 Assembly seats, an official said.

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will uphold democratic values, says PM Modi while welcoming him in Rajya Sabha Dec 07, 2022 11:47 AM IST

    Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will uphold democratic values, says PM Modi while welcoming him in Rajya Sabha

    "Our Vice President is a Kisan Putra and he studied at a Sainik school. Thus, he is closely associated with Jawans and Kisans," said the prime minister as the House met for the first day of Winter Session of Parliament.

  • Delhi MCD election results 2022: A tight contest as counting of votes for 250 wards gets underway Dec 07, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Delhi MCD election results 2022: A tight contest as counting of votes for 250 wards gets underway

    Votes are being counted at 42 centres set up across the city, with the BJP and AAP locked in a tight contest, unlike a sweep predicted for the Aam Aadmi Party by exit polls