AAP deserves to be heard and held as an alternative for its pro-welfare schemes and measures ensuring prosperity, and we’ll be with the common and ordinary. In the last 5 years, the party which emerged from a people’s movement against misgovernance and corruption has over the past few years transformed the reality of policy guidance and governance coordination, bettering the prospects of effective legislative exercise undertaken for ameliorating the ranks and levels of the lower strata of the society.
Advances in health care and education give an absolute edge to AAP in establishing its conduct and connect with the voters, resonating in the electorate’s aspirations, choices, and decisions. No doubt, Sheila Dikshit was the guardian of governance in Delhi, promoting a whole host of infrastructural pride and progress, be it the inauguration of new flyovers and the operationalisation of metro services in the city. She was credited for her flagship policies and programmes catering to the objectives and goals of its constituents.
But for Kejriwal, an action plan of the bottom down development attitude, approach and action governance has become an avenue guaranteeing and securing the interests, beliefs, values and views of the individual by restoring their dignity and pride. Kejriwal has taken up from where Sheila Dikshit left, as every leader comes with their mind, method and material of politics.
In my opinion, the AAP leadership is well on its track of contesting elections in states where people are up for alternatives, thoroughly giving up on the traditional regional and national parties’ leadership. Uttrakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are some of the illustrations where people alternate between the BJP or Congress. Does it practically make any purpose to the electorate, why at all should they believe the Netas who are hand in glove?
Recently, the AAPs announcement of contesting polls in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat was taken in the best of the spirits by the BJP Government. Siddharth Nath Singh, Education Minister in the UP Government, came up hard against Manish Sisodia, Education Minister in the Delhi Government and one of the most trusted lieutenants of Kejriwal.
As the latter encouraged a debate on the worsening state of education in Uttar Pradesh, there are genuine reasons for the BJP governments to take a back seat as education and healthcare are in sharp contrast to the fantasy fanfare pitched by Hindutva. It is as simple as that, given the ascendancy of AAP state after state. Both the BJP and Congress find themselves in a mismatched position wanting to get their acts right involving giving upon pursuits of privilege.
Are our mainstream political parties ready to take the challenge? If not, then AAP appears to be one of the committed contenders politically.