Punjab: AAP Celebrates Jalandhar Bypoll Victory as ‘Historic’; Opposition Accepts People’s Mandate with Humility
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has secured a resounding victory in the Jalandhar Cantt bypoll, with party candidate Harkrishan Singh Walia winning by a whopping margin of 47,209 votes. The win has been hailed as historic by the AAP, which has lauded the people of Jalandhar for their faith in the party. Meanwhile, the opposition has accepted the mandate with grace and humility, pledging to put up a strong fight in the upcoming assembly elections.
In a statement issued after the victory, AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked the people of Jalandhar for “reposing their faith in the party and its vision for a better Punjab”. He also congratulated Harkrishan Singh Walia for his “impressive” victory and called on him to work hard for the development of the constituency.
The victory in Jalandhar Cantt is seen as a major boost for the AAP, which has been struggling to establish a foothold in Punjab politics. The party’s previous attempts to make inroads in the state had ended in disappointment, with the party failing to win a single seat in the state assembly elections in 2017. However, the party’s fortunes seem to have turned around with the Jalandhar Cantt victory, which has given the party a much-needed shot in the arm ahead of the assembly elections.
Meanwhile, the opposition has accepted the people’s mandate with grace and humility. In a statement issued after the results, Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu congratulated the AAP and Walia for their victory and said that the “people’s mandate must be respected”. He also pledged to work harder to win back the trust of the people and put up a strong fight in the upcoming assembly elections.
Similarly, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal also accepted the people’s mandate and said that the party will introspect and work harder to regain the people’s trust. He also urged the AAP to “work towards fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Punjab”.
The Jalandhar Cantt bypoll was held on October 30, with a total of 9 candidates in the fray. The seat had been vacated by former AAP MLA Pargat Singh, who had quit the party earlier this year. The bypoll was seen as a crucial test for the AAP, which had been hoping to reclaim the seat and establish a foothold in Punjab politics.
In conclusion, the AAP’s victory in the Jalandhar Cantt bypoll has been hailed as historic by the party, which has thanked the people of Jalandhar for their faith in the party’s vision for a better Punjab. The opposition has accepted the people’s mandate with grace and humility, pledging to work harder and put up a strong fight in the upcoming assembly elections. Overall, the bypoll results have set the stage for an exciting and closely contested battle for control of Punjab’s political landscape.