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The Great Indian Democracy

After a grand sweep by Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party, will it be Modi’s turn next?

10/1/2014 12:45:49 PM
written By : Ashali Varma Print

In my last column I wrote about how the newly formed Aam Admi Party (AAP) and the Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) were going to give the Congress Party, which is plagued by corruption scandals, a faltering economy and high inflation, a run for their money. And incredibly it happened. Both the AAP and BJP trounced the Congress party in Delhi and in the process proved that the average Indian voter is a very astute and shrewd person, and Indian Democracy is vibrant and alive. 

Now for the grand finale when India votes for a new government in the next few months. The Food Security Bill and other sops, the dirty tricks, the scare mongering and the billions of dollars that the Congress spent and will spend is nothing in the face of good, clean and effective governance that the AAP in Delhi and the BJP countrywide promise to deliver. The defeat of the Congress in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan demonstrate how much even the poor aspire for jobs, education, a better quality of life rather than hand outs. For this they will willingly give up all the anti-poverty schemes that the Congress doles out but rarely ever reach the people it should, this by the party’s own admission.

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