AAP leaders blame faulty strategy, focus on Varanasi

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New Delhi: The poor show by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has kicked up a debate within the party on its faulty strategies. Sources said the party may have to evaluate the manner in which it ran the Delhi government for 49 days.

A couple of the party’s prominent raised questions on AAP’s star campaigner Arvind Kejriwal, his lieutenants and scores of supporters camping in Varanasi when most candidates hardly got support from central leaders. By announcing 426 candidates, AAP created a sort of record. While BJP put up 415 candidates, Congress fielded 414.

The AAP candidate said since Kejriwal was the only leader of national stature, he should have covered more constituencies rather than focusing on Varanasi. Others said while a surprise win by the AAP chief may come as a morale booster for the party, his defeat would raise many questions.