Monday, January 12, 2015

Delhi ka Dangal - Elections in Delhi

Delhi is set for election again. The lines are drawn and it's going to be an interesting elections in many respect. This is an election which will tell if Modi lahar is intact and going strong. The state elections till now, where BJP is able to sweep comfortably, did not have a formidable opposition or the states had multiple oppositions. Multiple oppositions led to split of votes. Congress is at its low point in the history and it seems they have accepted defeat as their current trend.

In Delhi, the battle lines are drawn mostly between AAP and BJP. The war is made as Kejriwal vs Modi. PM Modi also seems to be aware of this fact as he could not resist himself from launching a scathing attack on Arvind Kejriwal. This election is crucial for AAP. If AAP is not able to win significant number of seats, atleast in the range of 20+, it will be difficult for the leadership to keep the party intact. BJP on the other hand would want to win this election, as the win in this election will ensure that there will be no formidable opposition for a long time to come. No politicians wants opposition. Congress did everything to decimate opposition in its history and BJP seems to be on the same path.

The casualty of the turn of events is unfortunately Congress. Unfortunately because it's such an historic organization and has been an integral part of history. Congress is at the verge of becoming insignificant, if it does not gets its act together very soon. The biggest problem for Congress is the inability to put up a decisive leadership at forefront, and which can make the ground workers to rally around them. A frustrated and dejected ground level worker is a bad sign for any organization.

Coming back to BJP vs AAP or to put in better terms, Modi vs Kejriwal. Last two years of Indian politics is the story of rise of Modi and Kejriwal, in their own ways. And both has made significant impact on the political situation of country. Both have changed the game of politics in their own way. The emphasis of good governance can be attributed to both of them and it's a welcome change for Indian political scenario. The country which never could rise beyond politics of caste and religion, emphasis on good governance is a much needed changed. It's not that the politics of caste and religion had gone away but the good thing is good governance also making it's place in the list of things.

Next decade is going to be a defining decade for Indian politics. It's the emergence of new kind of political forces in country. It might be the decade of Congress becoming insignificant.  Let's hope whatever happens, it's good for country. We need a vibrant issue based political atmosphere. We need strong governments and we need strong oppositions. 

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