It’s 11th February 2020, and India is looking for a new ray of hope as it’s politics is now darker then ever. A man from Delhi rose to power again, the streets of Delhi began to celebrate, you could see jubilation in India’s capital as the man who aims to bring revolutionary change in Indian politics wins for the 3rd time. Arvind Kejriwal, former social activist and former IRS officer, becomes the Chief Minister of Delhi with a thumping majority, reducing it’s immediate opposition to a single digit once again.
Kejriwal who was once part of India Against Corruption Movement, entered into the political arena in the year 2012 with the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi – with an aim to be an alternative to the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) at the national level, and remove the dirt in Indian politics.
Kejriwal is a shrewd and a canny politician, since the inception of it’s party he has made sure he takes all right stands required for the party to become an alternative to the BJP, it supported Modi-led government’s move to remove Article 370, he also indirectly spoke against NRC-CAA. It has made India’s capital – Delhi into a welfare state which is a proof of the fact that if political parties actually work for the people, then anti-incumbency is only for those who do not work and indulge in corruption – a lesson for the Congress and the BJP.
Aam Aadmi Party has tapped the nerve of the Indian voter who wishes to see an alternative to the BJP. While Congress is declining because of the Gandhis, and BJP is letting the economy decline with job losses happening every minute in India – the country is in urgent need of an alternative, and depending on Congress to revive itself will just be a foolish.
Despite being new in Indian politics, Arvind Kejriwal has managed to find the balance between his ideology and mood of the nation. While his economics is left, his politics is right – giving a push to AAP and Kejriwal on the national level. If AAP wins Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal will become a Prime Minister front-runner from the third front. More than that, he can come up as a real challenger and opposition to Prime Minister Modi.
In a vibrant democracy, two oppositions are necessary to be in-front of the voter. Today, when most voters see Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial Candidate of the Congress party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi become their only option because of lack of better alternative. Democracies do not function like that. And if they do, then our democracy is flawed.
Arvind Kejriwal has given a new ray of hope to the people of India, with it making an impact in two elections in Delhi, and making in-roads in Punjab – it is a proof of the fact that political revolutions for good can take place in India. His model of governance has rocked the European Union, and has led to discussion of AAP expansion. He has clearly marked the ‘new dawn of Indian politics,’ and we wish him all the luck for making AAP a national party.
Mr. Kejriwal, may the force be with you.