This time the biggest feature of Delhi assembly elections was the changed form of Arvind Kejriwal. It was not Kejriwal for whom he has been known. Kejriwal of 2013–15 was extremely jittery, emotional and never going to rain on anyone. Kejriwal was seen to be a strong, thoughtful decision-maker and avoid unnecessary comments in this election. Had he been the first, Amit Shah would have reacted immediately to why Kejriwal did not go to Shaheen Bagh and would have suffered the same electoral crunch as he had seen in the Punjab elections or earlier.
The most important thing in this election was how Kejriwal changed himself. After the 2015 assembly elections, Kejriwal was riding such a victory chariot, which he did not lose sight of. They started to feel that they can compete with Narendra Modi and the country is looking for an alternative to Modi. It is not without reason that during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections Kejriwal’s team went to Gujarat and tried to air Modi’s model of development. It is also not without reason that Kejriwal decided to leave Delhi and contest elections from Banaras. In 2015, when Modi looked unbeatable, he won the 67 out of 70 seats in Delhi by punching a needle in Modi’s balloon. After winning the election, he launched attacks on Modi on every issue. People did not like Kejriwal’s words. This dogma of his party was very heavy.
He learned a lesson from the defeat of the MCD and stopped the attack on Modi. The result is in front of everyone. However, it can be argued that AAP lost badly in the Lok Sabha. But at the same time a survey of CSDS came about Delhi. According to him, even though AAP was at number three, the voters of Delhi had clearly said that their first choice in the assembly would be AAP and Kejriwal. Today the survey proved to be true. That means Kejriwal’s silence worked. Those who went to his house after running Akhlaq’s murder in Dadri did not come out in support of the women sitting in Kejriwal Shaheen Bagh. After the defeat of the MCD and the Lok Sabha, Kejriwal understood that if he got entangled with the BJP on the question of Hindu-Muslims, then he would get caught in such a cycle which would be impossible to get out. Therefore Kejriwal did not go to Shaheen Bagh even after the instigation of Amit Shah. On the contrary, he was found reading Hanuman Chalisa. It was Kejriwal of 2020,
There is another lesson in this election that hate politics does not age much in the name of nationalism. The BJP was in a trance that it would not attract Hindu voters easily by raising the question of Shaheen Bagh and citizenship law, implementing the triple talaq law, changing Article 370 and building Ram temple. According to a survey, 70 percent people believed that the movement on citizenship law was not right, but only one percent people voted on this basis. The result of this survey by Axis My India is eye-opening. That is, the BJP should think that even after a bumper victory in the Lok Sabha, the BJP has not been able to get the desired results in the states i.e. the BJP is getting the benefit of the Hindu vote bank, but if the government could not perform on everyday matters, then the rot , Cloth and houses can also remove BJP from power *.
AAP has worked in Delhi in the last five years. The government has done basic work on electricity, water, education and health and has not only worked, but has also created an image of the government working through social media and media. It is special that AAP’s attempt to link the government’s performance with the Hindu vote bank is new. However, we should not forget that Narendra Modi first did this experiment in 2014. Modi then unified the model of development and Hindu vote in Gujarat. People were hypnotized by this new experiment. Kejriwal is now following the same path.
It will be seen how much BJP accepts Delhi’s message. If she continues to make the mistake of Delhi, it will be difficult. The public may like Rambhaktas, but shoot them. Will not live with