R.D. Bhardwaj “Noorpuri”
I am very glad to know that Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP party had performed exceedingly well in Delhi Assembly elections. It is also a miracle that a party which came into existence just fifteen months ago, has realised the pulse and the sufferings of the people in a much better manner than any other big parties; particularly the big two heavy weight players, namely Congress and BJP. And they have been able to perform that much well only because they got connected with people in such a manner that it brought a catastrophe for the oldest and most powerful party i.e. Congress. Sheila Dikshit’s government had become quite complacent with the people’s concerns and no one in the government ever tried to listen and realise as to how badly the people of Delhi are suffering because of their ill-conceived governance, which was also riddled with crimes, rampant corruption and ever soaring inflation. Had the previous organisation of Team Anna (which was initially formed in 2011 for making of Lokpal Bill) that also included Kiran Bedi, Swami Ramdev and Swami Agnivesh etc. also extended their full support and done canvassing in support of this party, AAP could have been easily able to touch the mark of 50 seats and formed the Delhi Government quite conveniently.
Nevertheless, the current tally 28 of AAP, is also quite encouraging and worth appreciation. My hearty congrats to all the AAP candidates, particularly to those whom people of Delhi have provided seats in Delhi Assembly. And lastly, now the people of Delhi shall also be equally anxious to watch their post-election performance i.e. transforming and translating their promises they made, into workable reality and thereby provide the long desired and required relief to the people of Delhi.
Instead of continuing with that position, it shall be better if AAP takes initiative and starts negotiations with BJP and inspire them to form the next government. In that way, they shall also be a part of the decision making body and ensure that the new government makes policies and works keeping in view the welfare of the ordinary people. In this manner, it shall also be in a position to keep a regular check on the wrong policies of the government and ensure better governance. Some common minimum programme should be drafted and both these big two parties should start working together in that direction. But, it should also be kept in mind that sticking to their earlier stand is certainly not in the interest of any, i.e. neither good for AAP nor for the common people. In the current situation of no party coming forward to form the next government, Delhi shall be headed for next round of elections and that will put an additional pressure on inflation. And all efforts should be explored (by both these parties) to stop that avoidable expenditure at all costs.