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AAP not to contest Assembly polls: Will the party be able to regain its political relevance with this decision?
It is by now almost certain that AAP that once had galvanized the entire nation with its characteristic agitational politics, which in fact had unleashed a new political energy that had electrified the whole country few months back…will not participate in any upcoming assembly elections in four states (Maharashtra, Jharkhand, J&K and Haryana) that are scheduled to be held later this year.

The reason being as per the convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal along with its top leadership quoted as "the limited resources "which they want to use in Delhi- The land that facilitated its political sprouting almost in a supernatural way.

Clearly the party is almost devastated with the catastrophic national poll misadventure. When tsu-NaMo has taken its toll over the robust political parties challenging their age old existence then how nascent AAP could have escaped the disaster!

But now the question is will AAP be able to revive its relevance in the political arena of the nation skipping the forthcoming assembly elections especially when Delhi politics is revolving with lots of ambiguity?

Well there may be a straight "No" as it is almost certified that AAP is a party without any serious politics, not even able to manage its "strategy" if it had one at all and resources. But there is a deeper "YES" as well given to the fact that nothing is constant in this world, then how politics can be an exception.

The post poll debacle of AAP was followed by tons of redundant factors including drama of resignations and public fights of top leaderships. However finally it seems there is sedimentation among AAP. All that it needs is a tactical strategic decantation.

First of all it should get rid of its ill reputation of contradictions and unpredictability more clearly "U-turns". May sound rude but Kejriwal have become synonymous to "U-turns" courtesy to his consistent inconsistencies.

Arrogance has never made anyone sustain even legitimate success. And AAP after landslide victory in Delhi put on with lots of arragance. It needs to thin its layers of arrogance by fast paced workout with humility.

The real source of AAP's popularity was its "Common Man" face. But unfortunately they hardly realized it. Instead of its founding members, whose faces were unknown but would have been its real assets, they chose to rely more on "Khas Admis" like Meera Sanyal, Ashutosh Kumar etc who were actually proved a liability. I hope there will be reassessment in this regard.

Above all it must stop its characteristic "shoot and scoop" politics. If anyway there is a real intent to refresh its relevance there should be serious thought on serious strategic politics.

Finally I feel Kejriwal should step down and make way for a less prominent but more efficient member to lead the party. Because I feel Kejriwal has lost more reliability than AAP itself. AAP without Kejriwal has a better chance of faster recovery.

Honestly I need a relevance of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as I cannot ignore the fact that it had indeed raised some very important issues and questions in Indian politics. Moreover it made common people connecting themselves with politics of the nation striking their cord (even if I think politics…credit goes to AAP). But its avatar after Delhi Victory or precisely during Lok Sabha polls was really irritating with its extra toxic gestures. I hope it will regain its original form.

The decision of AAP not to contest near assembly elections is very apt and if there is a real introspection followed by shading misappropriations then there is an excellent chance of regaining its relevance!

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