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AAP has “moral mandate”

I was feeling awesome by looking at the proceeding at Delhi Assembly, a common man’s voice reached there. AAP leader Manish Sisodia, while moving the vote of confidence said, “It is not the individual MLAs who are sitting here, it is the people of Delhi who are sitting here, each of the 70 MLAs sitting here represent Delhi’s people. The people of the country are watching what kind of decision will be taken here today”. Being a common man of this country, these were quite mesmerising words. The power of common man and the credit that they gave to people was unexceptional and extraordinary. The Aam Aadmi Party Government moved a confidence motion on the floor of the Delhi Assembly and urged members to rise above political affiliations and support alternative governance for the people of Delhi. There could be nothing more to see the political reform that is happening in Indian history of powers.

The people of Delhi gave mandate to AAP to form government. They are here to clean the politics of the country. They want to ensure that people in Delhi get clean drinking water and cheap electricity. They are here for the traders, farmers and youth of Delhi. They will improve the facilities for the people of Delhi, and that is what AAP ministers are committed to.

The main opposition, BJP voted against the confidence motion. Party leader Harsh Vardhan, in his speech, initiated a scornful assault on Kejriwal and his party for taking Congress support to form the government. He had even made strong statements like pledging not to enter into a coalition with Congress on a TV channel. Last week, even BJP’s former president Nitin Gadkari attacked and alleged AAP and Congress’ settlement deal but he failed to give evidence to support his statements.

Gadkari is the one who has to quit his position, when Kejriwal exposed his scams. BJP will never digest AAP and its success as they surprisingly emerged larger than life in Delhi, by denting Congress party. BJP thought, they will easily sail the Delhi boat as there is anti-Congress waves. They even think that anti incumbency favour them and they will defeat Congress but surprisingly AAP’s entry bittered their taste for power and their future. If Kejriwal works like this only then he can even dent Modi’s dream of becoming PM in the forthcoming General Elections. AAP is a good alternative to public. They have gone through hell to form the government. They worked continuously for more than the usual working hours. They not only formed the Government but also fulfilled promises that they made to public.

A party which Kejriwal used to refer as the most corrupt party, the party against which he contested elections, the party against which he said that if elected to power, he will send corrupt ministers to jail, and will unearth all unfair trades of that government, he has taken support of that Congress party due to compulsion.

BJP being the largest party was given a chance to form government, but they refused. Congress and BJP tried to create negative image of AAP among people by saying, AAP is betraying people by not forming the government. These two biggest national political parties always had shown their double standards. BJP accused AAP of running away from the responsibility of forming the government and when AAP picked up the gauntlet, BJP turned around to accuse them. It is clear to everyone that Congress is supporting AAP for its own interests in keeping BJP out of power in Delhi and in avoiding a re-election at the moment.

This suits AAP perfectly as it can prove its mettle in running a government. The rejection of the VIP culture has been welcomed by everybody but it is a pity that BJP is loathe to admit it. To oppose for the mere sake of opposing will not beget BJP any credibility. On one side, Congress has shown determination for working for common people by supporting AAP, and on the other side, BJP is scratching its own back with anger as pseudo wave of Modi has done nothing in Delhi. People of Delhi have gone with AAP, so Kejriwal must be careful to do work in favour of common people. Of course, future of changing politics with involvement of middle class people (most from lower middle class) are looking up to them. Anyways, lack of beacon-fitted cars, little grounded ministers make Delhi assembly session stand out. First time, it was a very uncommonly special glimpse. Look of the old Delhi Secretariat was totally different as the assembly complex was thronged by a large number of AAP supporters. In the past, when beacon-fitted cars swarmed the area and there was heavy security, gates were not opened to the common man.

One can say………..the common man has arrived in corridors of power and he is here to go a long way.

Dr. Vaidehi Taman
Dr. Vaidehi is an Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and an Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. Since 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond the news (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which she caters for her sister-concern Kaizen-India Infosec Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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