AAP Enters The Political Battlefield Of K’taka, Farmer Leader Kodihalli Chandrashekhar Joins The Party

With the AAP’s recent victory in Punjab, now the party is focusing to expand itself all across the country, firstly in those states where the assembly elections are going to be held in a few months including Himachal, Gujarat and now Karnataka.

With Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Bangalore today, farmer leader Kodihalli Chandrashekar, who heads the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) faction has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

The event took place during a farmers’ convention in Bengaluru ahead of the Assembly elections in January next year. The convention is being held to urge the state government to withdraw amendments to the land reforms Act and the APMC Act, and also demand a statutory guarantee for minimum support price.

The rise of the AAP in several states is a matter of concern for the other political parties, especially the Congress party. Recently, some current and former Congress leaders in Himachal Pradesh as well as Haryana, had left the party and joined the AAP. Now with the AAP planning to expand in Karnataka, where the elections are to be held in January 2023, the Congress party is eyeing to keep all its leaders united.

Speaking at a rally at National College grounds, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sought the support of farmer organisations to topple the “40% government”, a reference to the corruption allegations hurled at the BJP government by the Karnataka State Contractors’ Association.

As the farming community plays an important role in every election, now with the entry of farmer leader Kodihalli Chandrashekhar in the party, the Aam Aadmi Party is hoping to gain grounds in Karnataka.

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