Common Man’s Party is hijacked!
Aam Aadmi or Common Man is not a new word in politics in India. Another synonym of common man is Janta which is the prefix or suffix of name of every second political party. But it was the branding of word ‘common man’ that attracted voters and its Govt swung into power in Delhi. But within a year the very word ‘Kejri’ has become a dirty word on the street, as I had summarised earlier in Kejri Effect. But that was about the outrageously false promises made by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP hereafter). It actually bribed the voters by promising a number of freebies to vote for it while its main plank was to make politics in India corruption free.
Failure of the century:
AAP is second biggest failure of this century but it can still redeem itself. It has four more years to remain in power in Delhi. If it works for the benefit of people it may redeem but if it will work for the ambition to come into power all over India, it won’t be able to do either.
AAP is second failure of century because the first was UPA-2 Govt i.e previous government of India which was voted to power in 2009. Remember how election result boosted the stock markets by several hundred points in a few minutes and circuit breakers closed the trade twice at every rise of 5%. It happened twice in same day. Serious reforms were promised by UPA-2. But that Congress led Government did not deliver and was severely punished in 2014.
Inner Party Democracy:
AAP had promised transparency and inner party democracy. Continue reading
The Finale of Fiasco
The election results in New Delhi have decidedly rejected ruling party but returned a hung assembly with no party in clear majority and insufficient ‘independent’ members of legislature for ‘horse trading‘.
But what are winners doing: rhetoric!
Both winning parties AAP and BJP finds each other untouchable.
But before announcing that they will not support each other, as suggested by many, have they consulted the elected members of their party?
Nor will they. It is democracy. Or should I say Westminster Form of democracy. Elector and elected do not matter. Party matters.
But does party takes vote on the question?
Again it is democracy of Westminster Model. The Party Presidents decide. In the same way as General Secretary of Communist party of China?
We can watch and do what?
I don’t know?
Me the voter, is the really helpless entity. Having elected you both was the mistake.
Come back and gamble again. I will show you the first preference but do not try patience too long.
What I still remain undecided and return hung verdict, again?
Think about that before gambling on billions more. Do not come for donation again. You are on your own, for now.
New Delhi went to poll last week and results are out. The main contest was believed to be between ruling Congress Party and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). But as it turns out, the ruling party stands decimated and the contest was between traditional BJP and last year formed Aam Admi Party (AAP) or Common Man’s Party. The latter is a new entrant and offering itself as a clean image and corruption free party. Out of 70 total seats in Delhi legislature, BJP got 31 and AAP got 28 seats respectively. After its rout the ruling party got 8 seats out of which 5 are from Muslim population dominated area.
It appears that BJP got its traditional voter support with a little or no addition. AAP got the votes of poor, migrant and students. Continue reading
This is a musing about state of affairs of elections and politicians. The election to State assembly of New Delhi will take place on 4th of December, 2013. Being a parliamentary form of government we shall be electing the members of Delhi legislature, who will form the Govt. While it is certain from the attitude of Ruling Party that they are tired of being in Government for ten years and now have no intention to be further troubled. This is reflected by two things:
1. No gesture of remedial steps taken in respect of any of the grievances made in past one year and when I am saying remedial, I only mean gesture because remedy can not be expected from such corrupt and inefficient government.
2. They do not have any election slogan. While opposition parties are shouting corruption and inflation, the ruling party does say something but it does not register as it is a mumbling of few meaningless words or slogan like ‘great existentialism’. Continue reading