AAP is creating a history by seeking public opinion
What is happening in Delhi in interesting and unheard for earlier. First, a new entrant in Indian politcs Aam Aadmi Party, which was formed just a year ago, got about 30% votes and 28 seats out of 60. The BJP which got about 31% votes could not majority seats to form the government. The Congress which was ruling Delhi for the last 15 years was almost demolished with only 8 seats and even its Chief Minister utterly defeated.
BJP, though invited to form the government could not form it due to not having sufficient numbers. The Congress has furnished a letter to the Governor offering unconditional support to AAP, to put the latter in a dilemma and criticise it. If AAP accepts the support, the Congress may withdraw it when it wants. If AAP does not form the government, then Congress can criticise AAP failing to take responsibility.
AAP counteracted putting 18 issues on which it sought the support of both the Congress and BJP, if they want it to form the government in Delhi. BJP did not reply. The Congress has replied stating that 16 out of the 18 issues can be decided administratively and there is no need for taking it to assembly. This was also a trap.
Now, in its own way, AAP has decided to seek the opinion of the electorate whether it should take the responsibility of forming the government. Lakhs of e-mail and letters to the voters are being sent to get their opinion, after which the party will take the final decision by December 23.
These are all unexpected developments. AAP is creating a history of sorts. Lets see the developments unfolding in the coming few days.