AAP’s Young Leader Raghav Faces His Biggest Test in Gujarat

In a carryover of the refrain of AAP in the recent Punjab elections swept by the party, Chadha said the larger focus of AAP is going to be on the narrative of ‘badlav’.

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In recent Punjab elections swept by AAP, Raghav Chadha said the larger focus of AAP is going to be on the narrative of ‘badlav’ (change). Also strengthening that it is what Gujarat has been wanting, for the past 27 years.

In an interview with News18, Chadha said that the fight in the poll-bound state is between BJP and AAP, and Congress is out of contention. Notably, Raghav is one of the rare members who has got as many opportunities as 33-year-old Raghav Chadha in AAP. Starting from a volunteer to a spokesperson in 2013, advisor to Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in 2015, Lok Sabha candidate from south Delhi in 2019, MLA candidate from Rajinder Nagar in 2020, chairman of Delhi Legislative Assembly Committee on Peace and Harmony, vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, member of the Political Affairs Committee in 2021, AAP’s Punjab co-in charge in 2021, Rajya Sabha member from Punjab in 2022, and now, AAP co-in charge of Gujarat.

Eventually, now AAP agreed to make the official announcement of its latest duty on the day it held its first national convention of its elected representatives in Delhi. However, there are going controversies too. In July the Punjab government elected the Rajya Sabha lawmaker as the chairperson of an interim advisory committee to guide the government.

Thus, it brought out sharp criticism from AAP’s rivals. Leader of opposition Partap Singh Bajwa distinguished Chadha from the British Resident committed on Punjab by colonial rulers. Notably, Aam Aadmi Party will turn 10 this November. Surprisingly, the majority of its cadre and leaders are young. AAP also makes a big sound about its leaders being educated professionals.

Raghav Chadha has got qualifications as a Chartered Accountant and education at the prestigious London School of Economics. He is not known to have any sharp or strict idealistic leanings which has worked to his benefit as AAP itself has shied away from being strapped to any idealistic position.