Delhi’s mandate is being viewed from both a national and local perspective. In fact, this election was related to local issues and local leadership and activists, but whatever elections have been held since 2014, the results of the Bharatiya Janata Party and anti-Hindutva political and non-political forces have moved out of localism from the national plank Have tried to see. Wherever BJP has found failure, there have been attempts to present that defeat as a defeat of ideology, leadership and organization. The same thing is happening during the Delhi elections and after the mandate.
This is also not unnatural, since the BJP has established its ideology and organization at the national level after breaking several decades of hegemony in politics, the forces of the margins have been trying to declare every failure its success with solidarity. Therefore, the interpretation of the Delhi election result will be in two ways in both camps.
It is a mistake not to seriously understand the consequences of the disintegration of the traditional political rival Congress and the new power emerging from the mask of the mass movement in its place. In fact, the Aam Aadmi Party has succeeded in attracting the masses as a neo-socialist force. In this, he worked to capitalize on the growing disaffection of politics among the common people, and without being dogmatic, spread the message against the neo-liberal economic system to those who are called lower-middle and middle class on the socio-economic status. . This type of temporary politics is full of chances of success in the short run.
There is a need to look at Delhi in a different way, aside from the mathematics of statistics and immediate results. The skill with which Arvind Kejriwal has continuously sidelined the schemes of the Central Government and connected himself to the new class-consciousness has proved to be very helpful in achieving his success.
Another important aspect in terms of Delhi’s election result is the continuous attack of traditional intellectuals against the BJP, which succeeded in creating a perception in the interest of the party.
The specialty of democracy is that respect for the mandate should continuously advance the people’s right. But then the question arises when anti-BJP parties start insulting the mandate and devaluing democracy if they do not get the desired results, as they did after the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. That is why the result of Delhi is also a message to all those forces that the mandates are not always favorable to the mind and when the result does not come to an end, the democracy should not make an intellectual and political undertaking to push it into the abyss of anarchy.