(Chief Minister of Delhi)
|Spokesperson||Saurabh Bhardwaj and others|
|Lok Sabha Leader||Sushil Kumar Rinku|
|Rajya Sabha Leader||Sanjay Singh|
|Founder||Arvind Kejriwal and others|
|Founded||26 November 2012|
|Headquarters||206, Rouse Avenue, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, ITO, New Delhi, India-110002|
|Student wing||Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS)|
|Youth wing||AAP Youth Wing (AYW)|
|Women's wing||AAP Mahila Shakti (AMS)|
|Labour wing||Shramik Vikas Sangathan (SVS)|
|Membership||10.05 million (2014)[needs update]|
|Political position|| Centre|
(with centre-left and centre-right factions)
|ECI Status||National Party|
|Alliance||Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (national) (2023-present)|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
1 / 543
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
10 / 245
|Seats in State Legislative Assemblies|
161 / 4,036
|Number of states and union territories in government|
2 / 31
The Aam Aadmi Party (transl. Common Man's Party; abbr. AAP) is a political party in India. It was founded in November 2012 by Arvind Kejriwal and his then-companions, following the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement.
AAP is currently the governing party in the Indian state of Punjab and the union territory of Delhi. On 10 April 2023, AAP was officially granted the status of National party by ECI. The party's election symbol is a broom.
The party came into existence following a difference of opinion between Kejriwal and activist Anna Hazare regarding the incorporation of electoral politics into the popular 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement, which had been demanding a Jan Lokpal Bill since 2011. Hazare preferred the movement should remain politically unaligned, whereas Kejriwal felt the failure of the agitation route necessitated changes in government's representation itself. On 3 December 2015, Jan Lokpal Bill was passed by AAP government with majority in Delhi legislative assembly.
Making its electoral debut in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, the AAP emerged as the second largest party and managed to form the government with support from INC members of assembly. Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi, but his government resigned in 49 days after he could not pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the assembly, because of the lack of support from the INC. After President's rule in Delhi, in the following 2015 elections, the AAP won 67 of the 70 seats in the assembly and Kejriwal was again sworn in as the Chief Minister of Delhi. In the subsequent 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, AAP was re-elected as the governing party after winning 62 seats out of 70.
Outside Delhi, the AAP cemented its popularity when it emerged as the principal opposition party in the 2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly election after securing 20 seats. Later, in the subsequent 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election, AAP was elected as the main governing party after winning 92 seats. Following which, its member Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab. In December 2022, the party emerged as the third front in the politics of Gujarat after 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election. It secured 12.92% of the votes polled and five seats in the Assembly. Apart from Gujarat, AAP is also accorded the status of state party in Goa.
Massive anti-corruption protests and strikes in 2011 were initiated by a well known social activist Anna Hazare in response to exposure of unprecedented financial scams and corruption by erstwhile UPA government. The aim was to press the government to enact a strong and effective Lokpal (Federal Ombudsman) through a Jan Lokpal Bill. Hazare was supported by a clutch of activists and professionals which became popularly known as Team Anna. Team Anna also included a civil-servant turned activist Arvind Kejriwal. Hazare had wanted to keep the movement politically neutral but Kejriwal considered that direct involvement in politics was necessary because attempts to obtain progress regarding the Jan Lokpal Bill through talks with existing political parties had, in his opinion, achieved nothing. A survey conducted on a Facebook page that purported to be operated by India Against Corruption and other social networking services had indicated that there was wide support for politicisation. Hazare rejected the poll, saying "elections require huge funds, which will be tough for activists to organise without compromising on their values". He also said it would be difficult to ensure that candidates are not corrupted once elected. Hazare and Kejriwal agreed on 19 September 2012 that their differences regarding a role in politics were irreconcilable. Kejriwal had support from some anti-corruption movement activists, such as Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan, but was opposed by others such as Kiran Bedi and Santosh Hegde. On 2 October, Kejriwal announced that he was forming a political party and that he intended the formal launch to be on 26 November, coinciding with the anniversary of India's adoption of its Constitution in 1949.
The party's name reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi (transl. common man), whose interests Kejriwal proposed to represent. A party constitution was adopted on 24 November 2012, when a National Council comprising 320 people and a National Executive of 23 were also formed. Both the Council and the Executive were expected to have more members in due course, with the intention being that all districts and all classes of people would have a voice. Various committees were proposed to be formed to draft proposals for adoption by the party in a process that was expected to take several months. Although one aim was to limit nepotism, there were complaints at this initial meeting that the selection of people invited to attend was itself an example of such practices. The party was formally launched in Delhi on 26 November and in March 2013, it was registered as a political party by the Election Commission of India.[a]
On 26 November 2012, the formal launch day of the AAP, former law minister Shanti Bhushan donated ₹10 million (US$130,000) to the party. Prashant Bhushan, his son, was a member of the party's National Executive Committee. The party raised ₹20 crore (US$2.5 million) by November 2013 and received ₹18 crore (US$2.3 million) in 2015 assembly polls.
On 18 May 2013, a group of Indian Americans from 20 different cities in the US held a convention in Chicago and extended support to the AAP. The convention was attended by two AAP leaders, Kumar Vishwas and Yogendra Yadav, and Kejriwal addressed it via video conferencing. Aruna Roy and Medha Patkar, who had differences with Kejriwal on certain issues, supported him after his 15-day fast against inflated electricity bills.
On 22 March 2014, the Janata Dal (Secular) party of Delhi announced it would merge with the Aam Aadmi Party, citing Kejriwal's tenure as Chief Minister of Delhi.[non-primary source needed]
Two of the founders of the party, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, left the Aam Aadmi Party and formed Swaraj Abhiyan.
On 23 March 2013, Kejriwal began an indefinite fast in an attempt to mobilise people against inflated power and electricity bills at a house in Sundar Nagri, a low-income group resettlement colony in North-East Delhi. During the protest, he urged Delhi citizens not to pay "inflated" water and electricity bills. The AAP also demanded an audit of power and electricity supply in Delhi by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, something that was also supported by civil society groups like the National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM). The AAP claimed that the protest gathered support from 100,000 people in Delhi on a single day and more than 300,000 people up to 28 March 2013. Anna Hazare urged Kejriwal to end the fast on 29 March and he did so on 6 April.
On 10 June 2013, Kejriwal supported agitation by Delhi auto rickshaw drivers, who were protesting the Delhi government's ban on advertisements on auto rickshaws. Kejriwal claimed the government's ban was because the drivers supported his party and carried AAP's advertisements on their vehicles. He said that the AAP would put 10,000 advertisements on auto rickshaws as a protest. In retrospect, after Kejriwal had been elected and then resigned his position, a union representing the drivers expressed dissatisfaction, saying: "Arvind Kejriwal, who had won the elections because of the support of the auto drivers, has betrayed them by not fulfilling any of the promises made before the elections".
On 22 April 2015, the AAP organised a rally in Delhi against a land acquisition bill.
At the time of formation, the AAP said that the promise of equality and justice that forms a part of the Constitution of India and of its preamble has not been fulfilled and that the Independence of India has replaced enslavement to an oppressive foreign power with that to a political elite. It claimed that the common people of India remain unheard and unseen except when it suits politicians. The AAP's goal is to reverse the way that government accountability operates, and the party takes an interpretation of the Gandhian socialist concept of swaraj as a tenet. It believes that through swaraj, the government will be directly accountable to the people instead of higher officials. The swaraj model lays stress on self-governance, community building, and decentralization.
Kejriwal has stated that the AAP refuses to be guided by ideologies and that they are entering politics to change the system, saying, "We are common men. If we find our solution in the left, we are happy to borrow it from there. If we find our solution in the right, we are happy to borrow it from there." Kejriwal has put forward 3 pillars of Aam Aadmi Party's core ideology: staunch patriotism, staunch honesty and humanity.
The party advocates scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and legalizing both homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The party is also regarded as being populist, and centrist.
During AAP government's tenure, Delhi has replaced Bengaluru as the start-up capital of India. The AAP government has facilitated various start-up policies in Delhi from time to time during its tenure.
The party leadership consists of the following bodies:
Political Affairs Committee is the highest decision-making body of the party. The current member of the PAC are Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, Gopal Rai, Atishi, Imran Hussain, Durgesh Pathak, Raghav Chadha and Rakhi Bidlan. Pankaj Kr Gupta (National Secretary) and Narain Dass Gupta (National Treasurer) are the ex officio members of the PAC.
The party's National Executive Committee had 34 members in 2022.
The state leadership of the party manages the state wings.
|Year||Legislature||Party leader||Seats contested||Seats won||Change in seats||Percentage of votes||Vote swing||Ref.|
|2014||16th Lok Sabha||Arvind Kejriwal||432||
4 / 543
|2019||17th Lok Sabha||35||
1 / 543
|2024||18th Lok Sabha||TBD||
0 / 543
|Election Year||Leader||seats contested||seats won||+/- in seats||Overall votes||% of overall votes||+/- in vote share||Sitting side|
|Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly|
0 / 90
0 / 90
|Delhi Legislative Assembly|
28 / 70
67 / 70
62 / 70
|Goa Legislative Assembly|
0 / 40
2 / 40
|Gujarat Legislative Assembly|
0 / 182
5 / 182
|Haryana Legislative Assembly|
0 / 90
|Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
|Surjeet Singh Thakur||67||
0 / 68
|Jharkhand Legislative Assembly|
0 / 81
|Karnataka Legislative Assembly|
0 / 224
0 / 224
|Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
0 / 230
0 / 230
|Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
0 / 288
|Meghalaya Legislative Assembly|
0 / 60
|Nagaland Legislative Assembly|
0 / 60
|Odisha Legislative Assembly|
0 / 146
|Punjab Legislative Assembly|
20 / 117
92 / 117
|Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
0 / 200
0 / 200
|Telangana Legislative Assembly|
0 / 119
|Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
0 / 70
|Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
0 / 403
|Year||Municipal Corporation||Seats contested||Seats won||Change in seats||Percentage of votes||Vote swing||Ref.|
1 / 60
14 / 35
21 / 104
16 / 104
12 / 64
134 / 250
27 / 120
1 / 44
5 / 45
9 / 85
1 / 95
4 / 51
8 / 50
1 / 60
1 / 70
3 / 100
1 / 60
1 / 110
Main article: 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election
The 2013 Delhi state assembly elections were the party's first electoral contest. The Election Commission approved the symbol of a broom for use by the AAP in that campaign. The party said that its candidates were honest and had been screened for potential criminal backgrounds. It published its central manifesto on 20 November 2013, promising to implement the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of coming to power.
In November 2013, a sting operation conducted by Media Sarkar alleged that several leaders of the AAP, including Kumar Vishwas and Shazia Ilmi, had agreed to extend their support to some people seeking assistance with land deals and other financial arrangements in return for donations in cash to the AAP. Ilmi offered to withdraw her candidature as a result, but the party refused to accept her offer, describing the footage as fabricated and a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The Election Commission ordered an inquiry regarding the legitimacy of the video.[clarification needed]
The AAP emerged as the second-largest party in Delhi, winning 28 of the 70 Assembly seats; the Bharatiya Janata Party, as the largest party, won 31, while its ally Shiromani Akali Dal, won 1; Indian National Congress won 8, and two were won by others. On 28 December 2013, the AAP formed a minority government in the hung Assembly, with what Sheila Dikshit describes as "not unconditional" support from Indian National Congress. Kejriwal became the second-youngest Chief Minister of Delhi. As a result of the Delhi elections, the AAP became a recognised state party in Delhi.
Main article: 2014 Indian general election
The AAP fielded 434 candidates in the 2014 Indian general election, in which it did not expect to do well. It recognised that its support was based primarily in urban areas and that different strategies might be required for different regions of the country. The party pointed out that its funding was limited and that there were too many demands for local visits from Kejriwal. The intention was to field candidates in large numbers to maximise the likelihood of recognition as a national party by the Election Commission. The outcome was that four AAP candidates won, all from Punjab. Consequently, the AAP became a recognised state party in Punjab. The party obtained 2% of all votes cast nationwide and 414 of its candidates forfeited their deposit by failing to secure one-sixth of the vote in their constituencies. Although the party secured 32.9 per cent of the votes in Delhi, it failed to win any seats there.
AAP convenor, Arvind Kejriwal fought from Varanasi against BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, but lost by a margin of 371,784 (20.30%) votes and came second ahead of BSP, Congress, SP.
Immediately after the elections, Shazia Ilmi (PAC member) resigned from the party. The National Executive member Yogendra Yadav in a letter to his party members criticised Kejriwal's style of leadership.
After the National Executive meeting on 8 June, the party and Kejriwal acknowledged these differences and announced the launch of "Mission Vistar" (Mission Expand), to include more people in local as well as national decision making.
Main article: 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election
The Delhi state assembly elections for the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi were held on 7 February 2015, as declared by the Election Commission of India. The Aam Aadmi Party scored a landslide victory by winning a majority of 67 of the 70 seats. The BJP was able to win 3 seats and the Congress party saw all its candidates lose. Kejriwal became the Chief Minister for the second time. The AAP had started campaigning in Delhi in November 2014 and declared candidates for all 70 seats.
During the campaign, Kejriwal claimed that the BJP had been trying to bribe AAP volunteers. He asked Delhi voters to not deny the bribes offered to them. He suggested that voters should accept the bribe from others and yet vote for AAP through the secret ballot in the election. The situation caused the Election Commission of India to instruct Kejriwal to desist from breaking laws governing the model code of conduct for elections in India, but the Delhi court then allowed Kejriwal to challenge this.
The President's Rule was subsequently rescinded and Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi with six cabinet ministers (Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, and Jitender Singh Tomar).
Major differences surfaced within the party leadership soon after its victory. It created deep fissures between the founding members who had together championed the anti-corruption movement. Problems emerged in February 2015 when Yogendra Yadav and Prashanth Bhushan wrote a joint letter to the National Executive, highlighting Kejriwal's tendency to unilateral decision-making, which they alleged had compromised the party's core principle of Swaraj. After continued allegations, counter-allegations and several failed attempts at reconciliation between the two sides, Yadav and Bhushan were first removed from the PAC and later from the National Executive after the party's National Council passed a resolution to expel them for their alleged anti-party activities. Party leaders refuted accusations made by Yadav and Bhushan at the meeting that the party was murdering democracy and resorting to intimidation. In April 2015, Yadav, Bhushan, Anand Kumar, and Ajit Jha were removed from the party.
For the first time, the AAP contested the 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election and 2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly election. In Goa the AAP could not win any seat, and 38 out of 39 candidates failed to save their security deposits.
For the 2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly election, the Lok Insaaf Party allied with the AAP. This alliance was called the AAP Alliance and was represented on news channels as AAP+. It won 22 seats in total, two of which were won by the Lok Insaaf Party and the other twenty by the AAP.
Main article: 2019 Indian general election
Unlike the 2014 Indian general election, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party decided to contest elections on limited seats of some of the states and all the seats in Delhi, Goa, and Punjab. In the state of Haryana, the AAP formed an alliance with Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party to contest three Lok Sabha constituencies. The PAC also decided to support and campaign for CPI (M) in Kerala. The party also fielded its first transgender candidate from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The AAP won only 1 constituency of Sangrur
Voting for the Delhi Assembly elections took place on 8 February 2020, following vehement campaigns run by the major political parties contesting the election. The counting of votes and subsequent announcement of results happened on 11 February.
The Aam Aadmi Party retained the government as the party won 62 out of 70 seats. Arvind Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third consecutive time. The party's vote share was 53.5%, according to the results.
The AAP contested in 2021 Chandigarh Municipal Corporation election for the first time, won 14 seats and became the single largest party in the council of total 35 elected seats. Sitting mayor Ravi Kant Sharma from BJP lost his seat to AAP candidate Damanpreet Singh. In ward number 21, former mayor and BJP candidate Davesh Moudgil was defeated by AAP's Jasbir.
In January 2021, Arvind Kejriwal announced that AAP would be contesting six state elections in 2022. The six states were Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, and Punjab. The party won a landslide victory in Punjab, defeating the incumbent Congress government of Charanjit Singh Channi, and state party convener Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the new CM. The party also gained two seats in Goa and five seats in Gujarat .
|Assembly||Portrait||Chief Minister||Ministry||Deputy Chief Minister||Tenure|
|5th||Arvind Kejriwal||Kejriwal I||Vacant||28 December 2013||14 February 2014||48 days|
(till 28 Feb 2023)
|14 February 2015||15 February 2020||5 years, 1 day|
|7th||Kejriwal III||16 February 2020||Incumbent||3 years, 186 days|
|Vacant (since 28 Feb 2023)|
|16th||Bhagwant Mann||Mann I||16 March 2022||Incumbent||1 year, 158 days|
|Sr. No||Name||Date of
|2||Narain Dass Gupta||28-Jan-2018||27-Jan-2024|
|3||Sushil Kumar Gupta||28-Jan-2018||27-Jan -2024|
|Sr. No.||Name||Date of
|6||Balbir Singh Seechewal||05-Jul-2022||09-Apr-2028|
|7||Vikramjit Singh Sahney||05-Jul-2022||09-Apr-2028|
|16th||Fatehgarh Sahib (SC)||Harinder Singh Khalsa||2014|
|Faridkot (SC)||Sadhu Singh|
|Jalandhar||Sushil Kumar Rinku||2023 (by poll)|
|Lok Sabha||Sushil Kumar Rinku||Jalandhar||Punjab|
|Rajya Sabha||Sanjay Singh||Delhi||Delhi|
|Delhi Legislative Assembly||Arvind Kejriwal||New Delhi||Delhi|
|Punjab Legislative Assembly||Bhagwant Mann||Dhuri||Punjab|
|Gujarat Legislative Assembly||Chaitar Vasava||Dediapada||Gujarat|
|Goa Legislative Assembly||Venzy Viegas||Benaulim||Goa|
The AAP has state wings in Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, and Manipur.
The party supported Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) in the 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election against the Bharatiya Janata Party.
In 2021, the AAP contested in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation election for the first time, won 14 seats and became the single largest party in the council of total 35 elected seats. A former mayor from BJP and another sitting mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation from BJP lost their seats to AAP candidates Jasbir and Damanpreet Singh.
In January 2021 Arvind Kejriwal announced that AAP would be contesting in 2022 Goa Legislative Assembly election. Arvind Kejriwal gave Guarantees for Goans in his poll campaign based on development and positivity:
The AAP decided to carry out every project with citizen's consent. The AAP has also promised to increase the remuneration provided to women in Goa under a state-sponsored scheme and also promised financial assistance to women not covered under it. The AAP gave a CM candidate for Goans. Amit Palekar was made the CM face by the AAP.
In Goa the AAP won 2 seats & 6% vote share in the 2022 Goa Legislative Assembly Election.
Aam Aadmi Party Gujarat or AAP Gujarat is the Gujarat state wing of Aam Aadmi Party. The AAP office is located in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. AAP had participated in the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, the 2021 Gujarat local elections and the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election. It has 64 elected members in the ward councils of Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation, Surat Municipal Corporation and other urban and rural local bodies in Gujarat.
In January 2021, Arvind Kejriwal announced that AAP would be contesting the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election. Gulab Singh Yadav, Delhi MLA is the incharge of the party for the 2022 Gujarat election. Isudan Gadhvi was announced as AAP's Chief Minister candidate for the election by Arvind Kejriwal on 4 November 2022. The party won five seats in that election.
On 8 April 2022, several prominent leaders from Jammu and Kashmir joined AAP, including Balwant Singh Mankotia, and former minister Yash Paul Kundal, with the AAP leadership stating they would contest all 90 seats in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir elections, expected to take place in 2022.
For the 2019 Indian general election, the AAP declared a coalition with the Jannayak Janata Party in Haryana. Of the total 10 seats, JJP contested on seven seats and the AAP contested three seats. Both parties failed to win any seat.
The AAP continued its coalition with JJP in the 2019 Haryana Legislative Assembly election. The AAP did not win any seat after which it ended the coalition. JJP won 10 seat and joined the BJP government under CM Khattar.
In October 2016, half of the members of Himachal Lokhit Party joined Aam Aadmi Party. AAP leadership decided to not contest the 2017 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.
In January 2021, Arvind Kejriwal announced that AAP would be contesting in 2022 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. On 6 April 2022, the AAP held a roadshow in Mandi with Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. In April 2022, several political leaders from different political parties joined AAP. Surjeet Singh Thakur was appointed as President of the state unit in June 2022.
AAP guarantees in the 2022 Himachal Pradesh election:
This section is transcluded from 2022 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.
AAP promised 300 units of free electricity to every household, if AAP comes to power.
Aam Aadmi Party published its 10 promises as guarantees of jobs for all youth, unemployment allowance, an advisory board for traders, end of "inspector rule", and corruption-free administration.
AAP reconstituted the state unit less than a fortnight after the party dissolved its previous office bearers.The party intends to contest all 224 seats in the 2023 Karnataka legislative assembly election. On 4 March 2023, Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann kickstarted the election campaign in Davanagere, where they administered oath to party workers.
On May 15 of 2022, Kejriwal announced the formation of People's Welfare Alliance along with Twenty20 party ahead of Thrikkakkara assembly by-election.
The party's social media handles proclaimed on 23 January 2023 that the state unit has been dissolved and that new office bearers will be announced soon.
In July 2022, AAP debuted in Madhya Pradesh by winning the election for the Mayor of Singrauli Municipal Corporation and five wards in the 2022 Madhya Pradesh local elections.
In January 2023, party leader Gopal Italia said that AAP will contest all small, big polls in Maharashtra.State Unit chief Preeti Sharma Menon announced that the party will fight the BMC election with all its strength.
Main article: Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab
In December 2015, Aam Aadmi Party declared that it would contest the Legislative Assembly elections in 2017. The AAP which did not participate in the previous assembly election, had fought 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Their 2014 performance translates to 33 assembly seats out of 117. In the 2017 Punjab assembly election, the party formed a coalition with the Lok Insaaf Party and gave it five seats. No CM candidate was declared before the elections. The AAP won 20 seats in the Punjab Assembly in its debut in the 2017 Punjab elections. In March 2018, the Lok Insaaf Party broke the coalition due to differences.
In January 2021 Arvind Kejriwal announced that AAP would be contesting in 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election. Raghav Chadha was appointed AAP Punjab co-in-charge for the Punjab election. On 18 January 2022 Bhagwant Mann was chosen as AAP's candidate for the post of Chief Minister of Punjab for the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election. The selection was done by polling from the public.
In March 2021, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal held a Kisaan Mahapanchayat at Bagha Purana in Moga district and began campaigning for elections. On 28 June 2021, Kejriwal announced in a speech in Chandigarh that 300 units of free electricity would be provided to all Punjabis if the party wins the election. On 30 September 2021, Kejriwal also announced that if AAP wins the election, his government would build Mohalla Clinics in Punjab that would provide free healthcare facilities. On 22 November 2021, Arvind Kejriwal announced that if AAP wins Punjab then 1,000 rupees will be given to every women above 18 years of age.
In January 2021 Arvind Kejriwal announced that AAP would be contesting in 2022 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election. On 17 August 2021, the AAP declared their Chief Ministerial candidate for the assembly election. AAP contested on 70 seats but did not win any in 2022 election.
The Aam Aadmi Party gave its support to activist Begum Tabassum Hasan in the Kairana bypoll election in May 2018 stating that AAP will support anti-BJP candidates.
The AAP had contested in the 2021 UP Panchayat Elections, and won 64 seats.
In January 2021 Arvind Kejriwal announced that the AAP would be contesting in 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that the AAP will contest on all 403 assembly seats in the election. He said, "In the first list, there are eight candidates who have completed MBA. Apart from this, there are 38 postgraduates, four doctors, eight who have done PhD, seven engineers and 39 graduates. Eight women have been given tickets in the first list." Contesting in the UP state election for the first time, the AAP did not win any seat, it received 3,47,192 votes in the state, with a vote share of 0.38% of the total votes polled.
An Insignificant Man is a 2017 Hindi/English Indian socio-political documentary co-produced and directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla and also co-produced by filmmaker Anand Gandhi. The documentary is about the rise of anti-corruption protests in India and the formation and rise to power of the Aam Aadmi Party.