The recently concluded assembly elections in Delhi saw a seemingly low profile Aam Aadmi Party trounce two of the largest parties in India to form the government in Delhi. The AAP’s landslide victory could very well spell the much needed political change India has been expecting to see for quite some time now. Here are four such disruptions that are expected with the AAP’s arrival in the national capital.
Trouble for the NaMo Wave
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The BJP’s stellar win in the Lok Sabha elections had everyone chanting the NaMo mantra like an anthem. However, a few months down the lane and the craze behind the man who made it all happen seems to be losing its edge. An issue as simple as his expensive attire could have played a marked negative role, in opinion of several analysts. A general mood against the aggressive negative campaigning no doubt led to the shift in political paradigm that was witnessed with the polls in Delhi.
The rise of alternate politics
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For a long time, India continued to be ruled by two of the only political parties, which had the clout and strength to fight each other, pushing every other party to the back. However, AAP’s victory could very well signify the rise of alternate politics in the country.
No more eye washing
Indian voters have moved on from being mere believers to those who demand quick and effective results. Gone are the days when the quintessential Indian voter would sit in his house and sulk about how the elections promises made by the government were never fulfilled. The voters today are more insightful of what goes on around them and are quick to take decisions to correct issues.
So while the government may complain of not having enough funds, it’s actions hardly go unnoticed by the public who then resorts to the next, most plausible action, do away with the troublesome government and hop onto another political bandwagon (in this case, the AAP).
Organizational Resilience can win the day
Despite facing a lot of flak for quitting the government in just 49 days of assuming power, the AAP maintained its resilience as a people powered party in the aftermath. The party stuck to Delhi, urging its MLAs to stay connected with their respective constituencies. This organizational resilience is what powered the AAP, and is what voters would look for in other parties as well going forward.
The AAP’s landslide victory in the Delhi assembly elections has triggered the rise of several major changes in Indian politics, with the 4 disruptions mentioned above reiterating the same fact.