On Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal took charge as Chief Minister of Delhi with his young cabinet. There is chaos in other parties and they go restless. People of Delhi seem to be happy at the moment but political conspiracy against the newly formed government is going on. In such a situation, AAP should stay away from political remarks. If AAP is really ‘party with a difference’ then they should concentrate more on their commitments and promises that they had given pre poll to public. They should select Loksabha candidates correctly. This new party has good future if they avoid mistakes and think before any action. AAP has already decided to file its candidate from Amethi, the constituency which Rahul Gandhi is expected to contest from and has won twice with huge margins. Modi will probably contest from a seat in Gujarat or from Varanasi, where he will probably win comfortably.
Kumar Vishwas is small time leader and just entered politics; he should stop challenging seasoned politicians like Modi. Delhi people have chosen Kejriwal as its Chief Minister but they support Modi as the Prime Minister. Kumar Vishwas’s over confident statements may damage his own party in future. Kumar Vishwas, an Aam Aadmi Party leader whose name is doing the rounds as the candidate might file paper against Congress number 2 Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha elections, has dared the BJP to make it a three-cornered fight by fielding Narendra Modi. If Modi really wants to end Rahul Gandhi’s reign in Amethi, he should contest from there or BJP president Rajnath Singh should contest from Amethi. Let Rahul Gandhi, Modi and Kumar Vishwas contest from Amethi and see who wins. As Kejriwal stood against Dixit and toed her out of power, Modi should contest from Amethi. It is a good suggestion but challenging such a big leader by small leaders like Vishwas is not fair.
Arvind Kejriwal announced that he will fight from any seat where Sheila Dixit contests from. Why he wants to make the same mistakes those other candidates made in the past who after winning from the constituency are seen again. Instead, Kumar can choose any constituency from all over India and work for the people. Vishwas should follow his leader Kejriwal, he said he will fight wherever Sheila Dixit will context from. So he too, if he likes, can contest from both the places- one against Rahul and other against Modi. Modi should not care about these type of people. He carries his own charisma. Vishwas raised many questions about Modi and tried to gain some limelight but this type of behaviour may go against him.
Modi is BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and the general elections due by May are widely seen as a direct contest between him and Mr. Gandhi, though the Congress has not formally named its vice president as its PM candidate yet. Rahul contests elections from Amethi, a Gandhi bastion, in Uttar Pradesh. After his party’s spectacular debut in the Delhi elections, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal had announced that his year-old party would also contest the national elections and could file Mr. Vishwas against the Congress leader. If Congress finds it difficult then Priyanka Vadra may come in active politics as savoir. BJP chief Rajnath Singh is the Lok Sabha MP from Ghaziabad, where Mr. Kejriwal lives.
AAP won 28 seats, the second highest on the tally, and agreed to form the government after single largest party, the BJP, declined. With 28 legislators, Kejriwal runs a minority government, with the external support of eight Congress MLAs. Narendra Modi has time and again trained his guns on the Gandhi family, bulk of his speeches are devoted to criticising the dynasty. Instead of taunting Rahul Gandhi as ‘shehzada’, why can’t he — if he has not decided his constituency — fight against Rahul? Or at least field a senior leader like Arun Jaitley or Nitin Gadkari from Rahul’s constituency? Why can’t he field Advani from Rae Bareli? Reality is that be it corruption or dynasty, BJP’s stance is mere lip service. They did not field a candidate against Dimple Yadav in Kannauj. AAP has so far refrained from targeting Modi. An internal survey of the party that was released days before the Delhi Assembly polls had revealed that a major chunk of the party’s support base in Delhi comprises people who want to see the Gujarat Chief Minister as the prime minister. It may be these findings that made Vishwas swiftly clarify that his challenge is not Modi but the BJP that raises the issue of dynastic politics when it suits them, but does not go on it heavily. BJP has many such challenges ahead and they have to select best candidates at all places. States like Maharashtra would be another challenge for BJP.
Moreover, AAP is crossing the lines of traditional votes of national parties. In such crises, sustaining with majority would be big challenge. If this time BJP fails then for next 20 years they will not returns to power, for sure.
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