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Riding on common man’s agenda, AAP wins in Delhi

Feb 10, 2015

After making the issue of corruption the hallmark of its protests, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party wins Delhi poll with a huge margin sailing on the promise of cheaper electricity and clean drinking water.

Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has registered a spectacular victory in the capital city of Delhi. Riding high on its anti corruption campaign, the party which claims to be flagging the common man’s agenda has decisively decimated both the national parties, the Congress and the BJP in the national capital.

The party which had connected with people on the promise of making electricity cheaper and ensuring free supply of clean drinking water has won 67 constituencies out of the total 70. The rest three seats have gone to the BJP. During his last tenure, which lasted for 49 days before Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the chief minister of Delhi in 2014, the helpline launched by him to nail the corrupt government servants gained huge popularity.

AAP leader Kejriwal speaking to media soon after his party was seen winning most of the seats in Delhi credited his victory to the common man and wowed to fight corruption and the VIP culture.

Arvind Kejriwal’s promise of opening more colleges, providing cheaper electricity, free water and even internet, besides security for women in the national capital found takers among voters who came out in large numbers to repose their confidence in AAP.

The BJP seemed to be on the backfoot during the final stage of the election campaign, a long way from when they began with communal rioting and inflammatory speeches and even attacks on churches. Christians form the smallest of the Delhi’s minorities and were apparently seen as a soft target. The resurgence of AAP is symbolic of the fact that people are tired of communal politics and will only vote those into power who can ensure a better quality of life.

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