According to a report published in English daily, The Hindu, after 2013 Delhi elections a prominent Janata Dal (United) leader hosted a dinner party in national capital, where senior leaders from various political parties were present.
They discussed the impressive debutof Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the elections that won 28 seats, only three seats less than BJP (31). Unanimously they all described Kejriwal's politics as the most serious threat to the future of their parties.
The result of Delhi elections 2015 to some extent has proved their fear. In the just concluded assembly elections in Delhi, AAP emerged as the single largest party by winning 67 seats out of the total 70 assembly seats. BJP, that was contesting on 66 seats managed to win only three, while the Congress, the former ruling party in Delhi before 2013 elections, failed to open its account.
What it shows? It shows people are fed-up of the corrupt political parties, they are fed up of the false promises made by politicians, so they want a change. Delhi elections resultdefines it.
AAP believes in complete transparency, so I think people will be able to judge and understand the functioning of the Kejriwal-led government better. It is being hoped that AAP would drastically reduce corruption of all forms. AAP has givena hope to the common man that they can also take part in politics and run the state.
Though, we may go on arguing for and against the 49-day rule of Kejriwal, but frankly speaking, 49 days is not sufficient to judge the working of a government.
Kejriwal learnt a harsh lesson that tall promises and cleaning up the entire system is not a task that can be delivered or fulfilled over night. Post his swearing-in ceremony tomorrow, Kejriwal hasto concentrate on fulfilling his promises, which his party had madeto the public before the elections.
Believe it or not, a minnow like AAP has successfully givenBJP and the Congress run for their money.