The Aam Aadmi Party has activated Brahmastra by convincing the UP electorates to grant 300 units of free electricity if they vote the party to power. This is the promise extended by Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodiya lately.
He said: “The party will keep its promise within 24 hours of forming the government.” Further appealing to the defaulters he advised that they should have patience and help elect AAP in 2022.
No such promise has been flared by any other political party in UP, where the assembly elections are due early next year. Even a slight verge of this degree was not heard of. No party can even dare to announce this category of promise. It can never be hoped from the traditional political parties like BJP, Congress, BSP and SP.
It is the AAP that has got the golden formula of free electricity to the power consumers. It looks like the famous word of Eureka that can make the tough road to the seat of power easier, as the party leaders used to visualise.
If there is an assumption of an increase in power tariffs, such a compassionate promise can do wonders in the coming polls. AAP leader Sanjay Singh has been labouring hard in the state for the benefit of the newer party.
However, the moot question is, how will they scalp the conventional votes of the accepted political parties of the most populous state? Was it not trying to expand to secure the national party image? Will its Muslim candidates reduce the votes of Owaisi’s party?
It is obvious they are very different from other political parties. They are overall distinct, bold and clever at the free electricity offer. They have an absolute give and take formula with a strong sense of business principles. They are moving ahead with a solid strategy.
The biggest problem for all the political parties in UP is their free electricity initiative. They are going for something akin to the past day’s barter system mixed with the favourable order, but the rivals may like to go with something rosier in the time to come. That could be something more identical to the original colour of the politics these days, in practice, not in convincing concept.