Assembly results leave Congress Unhappy
The results for the Assembly election held in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Delhi are out today (Dec 8th). The whole nation was in fact eagerly waiting for these results, since the elections in these states were viewed as a pre courser to speculate the national mood setting up, with the general elections lying just five months ahead. The results leave the BJP camp in elation and the Congress unhappy. The election has obviously wiped out the Congress in MP and Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh alone has shown some mercy letting them to come closer to BJP.
Delhi has seen a phenomenal change and has attracted the national interest as the AAP (Aam Admi Party) has emerged out as a major political power beyond doubt in its maiden run in the election. Not just in Delhi but almost everywhere in India the bipolar trend exists in the elections. People have to make their verdicts only between the two available options. Often the pool results in the past have shown that the voting sentiments were of anti-ruling party trend, kind of, rather than being the support for the winning party. This time, perhaps forever, in Delhi this bipolar trend has been put to an end by AAP.
AAP has emerged out the as the man of the match in Delhi elections sweeping 28 of the 70 seats and the BJP though has narrowly gone ahead of AAP with 32 seats is unable to claim the majority to form the government. Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the Aam Admi Party who contested took three time CM Sheila Dikshit the Congress stalwart head on has tasted a dramatic win (with a lead of about 22,000 votes) ending her reign in the capital.
Arvind Kejriwal who was one of the key figures of the ‘India against Corruption movement’ led by Anna Hazare walked out, as difference of opinion emerged on the issue, whether or not to contest in elections, with his supporters. The Aam admi party was officially launched a year ago on 26th Nov 2012. Within a year of launch, AAP has emerged out as a major power in the capital at once becoming the nightmare for both the giants, BJP and Congress.
The voice against corruption and the dream of building a corruption-free nation have been the primary agendas of the AAP. They also took on organized and transparent ways and means to promote their party. This amassed wider support from the common public especially winning the major support of the youths. The party followed the direction in which the India against corruption movement, their Alma matter had leaded, taking on the streets to register their take on corruption.
This time the vote share of the youths in Delhi has considerably increased and that has certainly played a crucial role in the emergence of AAP, the results have proved. The young India is keen about its political milieu and has come out to teach a lesson. This may also be considered as an initial warning signaled to the ruling leaders that young India is neither naïve nor sleeping.
The major political camps have as usually started their mundane pointing-fingers game. They have also started to bring in to the discussion on the reasons behind the poll outcomes, with BJP dubbing their raise as a result of ‘Modi Effect’ and haven’t failed to notify the same equally as ‘Rahul’s non-effect’.