Aam Aadmi Party

AAP

About Aam Aadmi Party and its history
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was started by a first-time politician and had no connections with any age-old political party. The founders of the party were a part of the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement led by veteran activist Anna Hazare.The anti-corruption movement saw activists push for the enactment of the Jan Lokpal Bill, which had the provisions for investigation and trial of corruption cases against public servants. The agitation caught the entire country’s imagination. But differences arose between former IRS officer Arvind Kejriwal and his erstwhile mentor Anna Hazare over politically driving the anti-corruption movement. While the veteran Gandhian believed that his movement did not need be politicised, the likes of Kejriwal felt the need to be a part of the political system to bring about the desired change. Hence, they branched out of the social movement and formally launched the AAP on November 26, 2012. It got recognition from the Election Commission in March 2013.Read more..

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