5 reasons behind Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP’s historic mandate: 67 seats out of 70

NEW DELHI(WEB TEAM): The BJP never saw it coming. Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has left the party in a state of shock by winning 67 of the total 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly Elections. All that Amit Shah’s much vouched strategic planning and the ‘Modi wave’ could deliver was a mere three seats.

Delhi Election Results: Five reasons behind Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP’s historic mandate

1. Initial assessment of the poll results suggests that the BJP paid heavily for running a negative campaign against AAP and Arvind Kejriwal, when the mood of the public was clearly in favour of giving Kejriwal a shot at power.

2. Internal dissent over ‘parachute’ CM candidate Kiran Bedi meant that BJP workers were themselves not keen to work on the ground to ensure that the lotus bloomed in Delhi.

3. While the BJP government at the Centre may be working to bring about fundamental changes to push start the economy, the aam aadmi is yet to see a real change on the ground – as mentioned by me in my article on Modi govt’s six months in power. Read: Six months of Modi government: Decoding the ‘Acche Din’

4. The complete collapse of the Congress and the resultant shift of its vote bank to the AAP meant that the BJP was left fighting a ‘united’ opposition, leaving it with little chance – AAP’s vote share over 60%.

5. AAP’s promise of freebies ensured that for those in the lower strata of the society there was only one option when they went to vote – it was AAP. This segment along with the middle class is hardest hit when prices of basic commodities and food items remain stubbornly high.

Full marks to Arvind. Congratulations. Now take Delhi to the heights it belongs to. Make it a world class city..