In my opinion, it is essential for political parties to electorally register and record impressive gains for extending and expanding their presence and footprints. Being relevant demands accountability, transparency, and efficiency to become a viable and visible alternative, for which AAP is leaving no stone unturned.
Contesting every poll and election to the best of their displays and capacity has become their chief characteristic code for broadcasting reforms in the fields of education, healthcare, infrastructure, etc. The Delhi model has aroused, aspired, and excited the constituency of the population in states bordering the capital.
In Punjab, the AAP put up a collective campaign by winning a good number of wards. Maharashtra and Gujarat saw them closing the gap with traditional parties like the Bhartiya Janta Party and Congress. After all, why would Kejriwal take all the pain by shying away from taking risks?
Politics is all about taking pains and risks and there can be no shortcut to it. Kejriwal who has been a street fighter is clear on this fact and accordingly designates and designs his skills and strategy. A pointsman and a leader during the Anna movement of 2011 he was seen as someone succeeding in persuading the public ideas, views, and opinions running up hard against all those corrupting, shaming, and scandalizing the constitutionally held institutions.
It was with this purpose and practice that Kejriwal entered politics daring heavyweights on their turf. Earlier being dismissed by political pundits and commentators, in the last few years Kejriwal has been gradually able to guide his guarantees promising welfare and well being of the population. Education and healthcare demand state intervention of state for the judicious utilization of the resources.
How funds are to be allocated and distributed is something that goes against the ideological tenets of the dominant political players. The Congress could have done better had it promoted its schemes like MNREGA, RTI, RTE, etc the first instance. their failures gave Narendra Modi consecutive chances. I have never heard their leaders talk about education and healthcare as confidently as Kejriwal does as they see security in safeguarding vote banks.
When will they come out of their complex of distinguishing and defining a vote bank as a majority and minority, secular and religious, man and woman, general and reserved? It’s high time for Indian politics to overcome this grip accomodating all our differences. Maybe centrist politics for a better today and tomorrow can do emphasizing on our roles, ranks, and responsibilities. Taking a lesson or two from Arvind Kejriwal will help our parties to rechristen themselves.
Let them try their hands.