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Whom will AAP support?

The Aam Aadmi Party ruled out backing the Third Front to stop BJP from coming to power. With the marathon Lok Sabha elections wrapping up, senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said AAP will consider offering issue-based support to a Third Front government if such an initiative was launched based on election results which will be out on May 16. However, later Arvind Kejriwal ruled out Rai’s statements and denied that they will back Third Front to stop NDA. AAP has denied this news and alleged media for playing ‘Dirty Politics’. Kejriwal tweeted, “There is absolutely no question of supporting third front. Media should stop playing dirty games on the eve of elections. Media will spread rumours against us till the last moment. AAP have categorically denied this news and issued an official statement on it. This last minute tactics by the opposition camp to confuse the voters is highly condemnable. Media should not be running after sensational news. The craziness to be first amongst the media to report the news without a basic verification will hugely backfire on their credibility.

The talk of possible cobbling together of “secular forces” to stop BJP from coming to power has gained momentum in the last couple of weeks with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and a number of other leaders exuding confidence of such a formation, expecting that Congress would not do well to form UPA-III. AAP wants to defeat the BJP this time, as it is rightly feared, if the BJP comes to power now, it will definitely retain its hold on the masses, that there will be no scope for the AAP/Congress to fight for power or position. Therefore, the present election is crucial for the BJP. If it manages to come in power this time, then no one will stop them ever. tBJP will be refreshed with new vitality and new force to win over all is adversities. AAP is rootless. The Congress is slackening. The Left and Right have lost hope. Lalu Prasad Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Prakash Singh Badal, Omar Abdullah, J Jayalalitaa all will be confined to the territories of their activities. The BJP is the only party with national agendas and worry about progress, development and unity in the Country. Modi is not the only leader in the party. BJP will provide leadership to the country. Kejriwal is a court Vidushaka – Sundaram.

Rai, considered close to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, however, said a decision on future role of the party will be taken after analysing the outcome of the election. AAP has fielded candidates in 422 Lok Sabha seats and Kejriwal had earlier claimed that his party will win at least 100 seats. However, reality is that of winning ten seats is also very difficult for Aam Aadmi Party. It is hazardous to guess AAP would bag seats in double digit numbers. The AAP had in a stunning victory in its electoral debut bagged 28 seats in Delhi Assembly elections in December last year and a number of senior party leaders said they will repeat the “surprise” in the Lok Sabha polls as well. The party is hoping to perform well in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.

Many political pundits say that, Kejriwal has rejected the people who earnestly voted for him rejecting two major political parties BJP and Congress. How much money is spent for conducting elections? His sudden and immature decision has disappointed many good people who voted for him. AAP may take decision to support anybody after getting seats in LS Polls. To stop BJP, every other politician wants to contribute something. However, majority of common people are supporting BJP. Mr. Kejriwal is the real hero who is trying to bring the much wanted change this country needed in the present scenario. He doesn’t want media attention, but media want to cover him as majority of people are supporting him. Again, anyone can stand against anybody in the true spirit of our democracy. Don’t do hero worship, one person is not capable of doing everything for the entire 120 crore population. Neither is he a super human nor an angel to do so. There is always conflicting comments from AAP leaders. Party leaders are confused as common man is baffled about AAP. Anyway, this election has become fight between Modi and Kejriwal. Both have done their best in convincing people and promoting themselves in cut throat competition. At this crucial time, any wrong statement from party members can lead to controversy. AAP is a newly emerged party and yet has to go long way. Let’s wait and watch, whom they support in future. If they want to stay for long run here then they have to support any one group.

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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