An internal survey of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) revealed on Sunday that the party will win all 13 seats in the municipal bypolls. The survey says the party will win all seats by a comfortable margin.
“Our previous survey, conducted 10 days ago, said we were winning 12 out of 13 seats. The latest one says we will win all of them,” said AAP Delhi convener, Dilip Pandey.
The toughest campaign was held in Matiala, according to Pandey. It is the largest ward in the city, even bigger than the Delhi Cantonment assembly constituency.
“We started campaigning in the ward even before we declared the candidate. This is a practice we followed in every ward because we wanted to increase familiarity with the people and highlight the issues we cared about. The biggest problem in the ward is cleanliness. We also tried to find out about the other problems the residents were facing,” said a party leader, who did not want to be named.
Pandey said till three days ago, the party was confident in Nanakpura. “Most people in the ward are government employees. Somehow, few people were attending our campaign. We then intensified our efforts there and held a few public meetings with Kumar Vishwas. Thereafter, more people started turning up for the meetings with as many as 3,000 attending some,” said Pandey.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener, Arvind Kejriwal, stayed away from campaigning. While public meetings were earlier planned, senior leaders decided against it. Since, Kejriwal had been meeting people in various areas regularly for the past few months, leaders thought the meetings were not necessary.