‘Vande Mataram, Inquilab Zindabad, Bharatmata Ki Jai. Delhi people, you have done wonders. I love you!’ This was Arvind Kejriwal thanking the voters of Delhi. From where he was speaking, in front of him he wrote on a banner, join the Aam Aadmi Party for nation-building. These few words of Kejriwal tell the story behind his unattainable victory. Aam Aadmi Party has won this battle through restrained nationalism and harmonious attitude, giving a new dimension to the existing Indian politics. Actually, the decision was well known before the battle of Delhi started, but the main opposition party – Bharatiya Janata Party – was not ready to give up till the last moment. In this rare battle of making the impossible possible, his doers went on breaking all the dignities according to their own limits, but the decision came that was already recorded on the hearts-o-minds of the people.
Years later, it was such an election, when a chief minister was just among the public for his work. He knew that his fight was against the largest party in the world and its capable actors. This is the reason why Arvind Kejriwal made changes in his methods and strategy in time. While he contested the last election with the help of counter-hate, he took a moderate approach to this mandate. Throughout the campaign, Kejriwal did not utter a word against the Prime Minister. He has once suffered the brunt of personal clash with Modi. This time his entire effort was to save the election from becoming Modi vs Kejriwal. This is the reason why even on serious issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act, his opinion remained neutral. The protesters of Shaheen Bagh and their sympathizers continued to believe that the Aam Aadmi Party is our caregiver, but Kejriwal kept talking about finding a way out.
On the one hand, while the Bharatiya Janata Party was trying to bring the Hindustan, Pakistan and nationalism to a boil, Kejriwal was looking for a middle path on such issues. He also did not hesitate to give his secular image a fresh face in the mid-election. Before this election, even his followers did not know that he is a supreme Hanuman devotee. You will remember that till after the Anna movement, Arvind used to sing ‘Humans ka insaan se bhai bachara’, the same message ours. His journey from this song of the film ‘Paigam’ to ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ is interesting. He got the benefit of this. It is also important to note that since the Karnataka elections held in May 2018, till date the Bharatiya Janata Party has not been able to get the desired results in any state elections. In the Shiv Sena’s Jugalbandi in Maharashtra, it had won a majority, but the pair broke up. With the manipulation of which governments were formed in Karnataka and Haryana,
No strategy is always effective in politics. The time has come when its controllers should consider why the people are not giving them the desired results state-by-state? It is true that even today, at the national level, Narendra Modi has no choice. The elections of May 2019 have made it profitable, but BJP’s aspirants have to understand what Narendra Modi of 2012 and 2013 meant for the Indian public?
I would like to remind humbly that in those days there was talk of Narendra Modi’s development agenda more than nationalism. People considered him a leader full of energy, who lives for the common man. The BJP also won the 2019 election not just on the issue of nationalism. The toilets built by him, the Ujjwala scheme, the amount of six thousand rupees to the farmers, the interest and concern of the state workers along with the pensioners, were the elements that made the people sit in the mind that the Prime Minister should get a second term, so that he could get his To complete the agenda.
The current India has become an important member of the ‘Global Village’. The BJP manifesto assured them that by 2030 we would have become an economic superpower. These dreams have been extinguished by rising unemployment and poor economy in the recent past. The results are in front. Is fixed. The BJP must return to the agenda of development again. Nationalism can do the work of honey on gold, but it can never be a work of gold.
With this, the central government officials must control their language. During the election, the language that the senior leaders of the party spoke was not much liked by the people. Moreover, after the election passed, the way it was tried to propagate that our 48 seats were coming, it damaged the dignity of the party. Instead of repeating this poem of party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, why not learn from it?
This attitude has cost the saffron party between the elections as well as the allies. He now has a figure of 36 from the oldest friend Shiv Sena and almost all the associates, except a few, have expressed resentment from time to time. Delhi’s defeat is going to give the other parties in the NDA another chance. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has made strict, but critical remarks on the public’s decision. Its implications are deep.
A few lines on the Congress on the go. During the five years the Congress went on a journey from zero to zero in Delhi. She was absent in this election. It may have been done to defeat the BJP, but this situation may prove to be further aggravating the misery of the Congress. Hopefully, his masters will consider this fact.