The tax man turned corruption crusader turned politician, Arvind Kejriwal Monday declared that his party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would not contest in the upcoming polls in Jammu and Kashmir besides Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and Haryana except Delhi.
Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Haryana and Jammu &Kashmir go to polls later this year. The Delhi assembly is in suspended animation as no political party is in position to form the government.
Reports said that on Sunday the AAP chief said, “We will put all our energies in Delhi. We have no intention to contest any state polls prior to Delhi.”
AAP also urged Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, to dissolve the assembly and announce the polls. However, Jung is yet to take a decision on it, reports further mentioned.
Pertinently, in February, Kejriwal resigned as Delhi chief minister after 49 days in power when his minority government failed to pass the anti-graft Ombudsman Bill.