AAP Searches For Political Mileage In Northeast States

Posted by shakeel ahmad in Politics
January 19, 2018

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) entwines on political perspicacity like snakes seeking warmth in the winter. It wants to dent into the bases of unstable political parties seething with internal rivalry.

It’s making slow progress in Nagaland, following the party’s resolve to contest the assembly polls. The  ‘neutral adroitness’ (mixed with the desperate urge) of the party’s leaders persuades them to look for fresh political pastures.

That’s why, despite the electoral debacle in Gujarat, it’s craving to make fresh efforts to penetrate into the north-east state where the NDA is at the helms of affairs. This may be astonishing, but there’s nothing wrong with the AAP trying to test its position in that hilly state. The party really wants to deal an effective blow to its political opponents.

It has also set its sights on the other states like Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya. Only a few seats will be contested in Tripura, as the AAP leader Habung Payeng said. Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram appear to be fertile states for the AAP. But, the party’s critics still maintain that it’s not any different from the other established parties.

Although the Naga People’s Front is the stronger political party in Nagaland, AAP still intends to stick to its objective of expanding its political base there. With this aim in view, the party may set up its headquarters at Kohima or Dimapur. A common vice like corruption also pricks the Nagaland government. In fact, it is one of the pivotal issue there.

The AAP will contest on all the 60 assembly seats there. Its unconditional commitment finds a place in the task of extending its organisational base, which is the main force behind the idea. The AAP leader, Arvind Kejriwal, is shifting his political glance anywhere and everywhere. He is not inclined to miss the state legislative assembly elections in any way. After all, these mountainous lands might fetch him a few seats.


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