Aam Aadmi Party (आम आदमी पार्टी) (Common Man’s Party)
|Founder||Arvind Kejriwal and others|
|Founded||26 November 2012|
|Headquarters||226, Rouse Avenue, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, ITO, New Delhi, India-08.|
|Student wing||Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS)|
|Youth wing||Aam Aadmi Party Youth Wing|
|Women’s wing||AAP Ki Mahila Shakti|
|Labour wing||Shramik Vikas Sangathan|
|Political position||Centre Left|
|ECI Status||State Party (Delhi & Punjab)|
|National convener||Arvind Kejriwal|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||
4 / 545 (currently 539members + 1 Speaker)
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||
0 / 245 (currently 243members)
|Helpline||+91 – 9718500606|
|Email id||[email protected]|
|Donation Email id||[email protected]|
AAP has its origins in the India Against Corruption movement organised by Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and some other social activists who had been involved in Team Anna, a strand of the anti-corruption movement for a Jan Lokpal Bill that had gained momentum in India during 2011 and 2012. Hazare had wanted to keep the movement politically neutral but Kejriwal considered that direct involvement in politics was necessary because attempts to obtain progress regarding the Jan Lokpal Bill through talks with existing political parties had, in his opinion, achieved nothing.
A survey conducted on a Facebook page that purported to be operated by India Against Corruption and other social networking services had indicated that there was wide support for politicisation. Hazare rejected the poll, saying “elections require huge funds, which will be tough for activists to organise without compromising on their values”. He also said it would be difficult to ensure that candidates are not corrupted once elected. Hazare and Kejriwal agreed on 19 September 2012 that their differences regarding a role in politics were irreconcilable.
Kejriwal had support from some anti-corruption movement activists, such as Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan, but was opposed by others such as Kiran Bedi and Santosh Hegde. On 2 October, Kejriwal announced that he was forming a political party and that he intended the formal launch to be on 26 November, coinciding with the anniversary of India’s adoption of its Constitution in 1949.
Government of Delhi
After coming to power in Delhi, Kejriwal announced reduction in electricity bills for up to 400 units, driven by subsidy. He also ordered an audit of power distribution companies. The AAP government also announced that the homes with metered connections would receive 20 kilolitres of free water per month, but will have to pay 10 per cent more if they exceed that limit. The government scrapped Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail. It established an anti-graft helpline for the citizens to report corrupt officials according to ndtv.
Aam Aadmi Party National Accounts 2014
AAP Election Manifesto 2015 for Delhi
The Aam Aadmi Party started Delhi Dialogue, an initiative to conduct a comprehensive study of the problems that plague Delhi and take stock of the aspirations of its citizens. This was used to create a concrete, feasible and long-term roadmap and vision for Delhi. Our manifesto is not a run-of-the-mill production of a few wise men. It is the synthesis of hundreds of expert interviews as well as thousands of citizen meetings and lakhs of feedback forms, online comments, email suggestions, project proposals and in keeping with the new age: Whatsapp messages, Tweets and Facebook comments. See detailed manifesto here.
- AAP will push for full ‘Statehood’ for Delhi.
- The electricity tariffs will be reduced to half and clean and free drinking water will be provided to all.
- If voted to power, the party would provide 8,00,000 new jobs to the people.
- 30,000 beds will be added to the various hospitals of the city.
- 20 new colleges will be set up in Delhi.
- 200 new schools will be built in the city.
- Education loan will be available to the needy students.
- Thousands of CCTV cameras will be installed in buses, crowed areas and public places to keep a check on the crime incidents.
- AAP will facilitate a phased shift to renewable and alternate sources of energy like solar energy.
- Steps will be taken to revive the Yamuna including sewer treatment and control affluent discharge.
- Around 2,00,000 public toilets will be set up across Delhi.