a country that has been a witness to umpteen elections, the winning or losing of a party is not an unusual phenomenon. The sphere of
democracy has seen many stalwarts as well as new stars rise, fall and retain
their power in the political setup of our country. But the one that has risen
today whose win is a reflection of aspirations of people and the
dissatisfaction is none other than Arvind Kejriwal, who was called an ‘ant’ by
a congress minister. He has emerged to be the giant slayer who has reduced the
grand old party to a mere third by defeating a veteran like Sheila Dixit giving
a fitting reply to the existing parties that he is here to stay and that the
process of shift has just begun. This is the story of a “mango man”
and his party (Aam Aadmi Party) which evinces a striking fact that what is
being sought by people is not free schemes but instead, good, clean and accountable
governance where their mandate is respected.
are normal in politics and there is absolutely no dishonour in losing a
democratic election. Some defeats are tolerable, others are severe. Either way,
it is how a party and its leaders respond to that defeat that defines their
character. But the Shehzada doesn’t seem to have learnt anything from the
crushing defeat in the UP election in 2012. The “escape velocity” for
development and change cannot be attained by mere words but with conviction and
actions. Tearing away one piece of legislation and giving free schemes by more
legislations is not all what people are asking for, and it’s high time that the
prince understands the fact that only “will power and confidence”
doesn’t help one to overcome an election and discontent of people.  It’s time for the prince to step into reality
and concede that the party in his leadership is a wreck and he needs to do more
than just imagining of bringing about a change. This would be one birthday gift
to the Congress President to see and accept that they are completely decimated
in Rajasthan and Delhi and are helpless while BJP got a hattrick in Madhya
Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

now points to the BJP emerging as the single largest party, by some distance in
the coming Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of “Vikas Purush”
i.e the man of development, Narendra Modi. Undoubtedly, the momentum is for BJP
and it has to maintain and simultaneously consolidate its position. The job
only gets tougher and tougher for Modi to sell his development model and ideas
in a more effective way as Chattisgarh and Delhi tell us that there is no Modi
wave to neutralise the local factors. The credit for the victory of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
should be given to the stellar performance of Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s
government which could triumph over the anti-incumbency wave and take the party
to a third term in the state which has shown that Shivraj is a Modi in making.  Coming to Rajasthan, the fruitful results are
an outcome of Raje’s efficient portrayal of pathetic performance of Gehlot
government that was labelled as a corrupt incompetent government. In the battle
for India, Modi has to navigate his party through the minefields of Bihar and
UP moving from the comfort of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. He has to play his
cards safe with an array of regional satraps watching him to bet on the outcome
at the right moment.
About The Author:-

    Manoj Reddy 
    3rd Year, BBA-LLB (Hons.)
    FOL, IFHE, Hyderabad.

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