Punjab was the only state in the country from where the Arvind Kejriwal-led party had won four Lok Sabha seats mopping up a 24.4% vote share.(Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT)The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) party appears to have lost a winning battle in Punjab, and the reasons are not difficult to assess.
Punjab was the only state in the country from where the Arvind Kejriwal-led party had won four Lok Sabha seats mopping up a 24.4% vote share. AAP’s loss could be attributed to it losing touch with the urban Hindu and moderate Sikh voter when a perception grew that the party was hobnobbing with Sikh hardliners.
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People who identify as Sikh make up just a fraction of 1 percent of the population.
At the other end of the spectrum, Islam scored the lowest favourability rating, just 28 per cent.
Sikhism didn’t fare much better at 30 per cent, and Hinduism was rated favourably by 41 per cent.
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