Reportedly buoyed by the Aam Aadmi Party's stellar performance in the delhi assembly elections, the maharashtra unit of the party has decided to fight all forthcoming local elections, including the mumbai elections. Meanwhile the AAP’s bengaluru unit will also contest the municipal corporation polls likely to take place in august or September. Furthermore AAP National Executive Member Preeti Sharma menon said the party will try to “replicate the delhi model of pragmatism, performance, and people centric policies”.
She said “We are sure that maharashtra will shower us with the same faith and love as delhi has done so". Perhaps the party has decided to field candidates in all the 198 wards of the Bruhat bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). AAP's co-convener in karnataka and party's BBMP campaign in charge Shanthala Damle told "We have been planning to contest the BBMP election when we received a major shot in the arm. The delhi victory happened because of the good work, which we want to replicate here".
Apparently born out of an anti-corruption movement, the AAP led by delhi chief minister arvind kejriwal registered the second landslide victory by winning 63 out of 70 seats in the delhi assembly elections. Moreover according to Damle, AAP in bengaluru was working in full swing to make its presence felt in the city. "The party has already done its ground workin terms of election campaign and reaching out to the people in Bengaluru". Further according to her, the party has already opened around 10 offices and about 50 people have been announced as the assembly president or ward president.