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Assembly Election Results 2017: What lies next for Kerjiwal after AAP falls short of expectations

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  1. AbRaj

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    Assembly Election Results 2017: What lies next for Kerjiwal after AAP falls short of expectations
    Arvind Kejriwal started his political journey offering hope for new brand of politics in the country. In four years, he seems to have turned it into a negative brand of politics. In Punjab his party fell short of expectations while Goa has rejected AAP out-rightly.

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    Prabhash K Dutta
    New Delhi, March 11, 2017 | UPDATED 19:55 IST
    Arvind Kejriwal emerged on the national scene during the anti-graft movement of India Against Corruption in 2011.

    The movement for Lokpal continued for another two years before he parted ways with activist Anna Hazare, whom Kejriwal referred to as his mentor. A political party was formed, which contested Delhi Assembly election in 2013.

    Aam Aadmi Party surprised many in the Assembly election as Kejriwal beat veteran Congress leader and three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. But, AAP fell was second largest party after the BJP, which refused to stake claim to form government.

    READ| Punjab Assembly election results: Congress wins 77 as Amarinder Singh turns 75

    AAP formed a government, ironically with outside support from the Congress. It lasted only 49 days.

    Two years later after the Lok Sabha elections were over, Narendra Modi's government formed at Centre and the BJP having won all the seven parliamentary seats in Delhi.

    Arvind Kejriwal had arrived on the political landscape of the country.

    PUNJAB OFFERED HOPE

    After 2013 Delhi Assembly election, AAP saw support pouring in from various quarters including Punjab. Next year in the whirlwind of Narendra Modi, Punjab sent four AAP members to the Lok Sabha.

    AAP's success in Punjab was quite unexpected. But, it nourished Kejriwal's ambition of spreading his party's wings outside Delhi. Kejriwal's planning for Punjab had started soon after the Lok Sabha polls.

    Kejriwal's trusted aide Sanjay Singh, AAP in-charge of Punjab, had been almost camping in Punjab for past two years.

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    Kejriwal himself devoted his entire energy towards Punjab election. He even ignored Goa for Punjab to certain extent. A time came when none of the AAP ministers were in Delhi when the city was battling with Chikungunya and Dengue.

    Kejriwal gave preference to campaigning in Punjab and also Goa. Kejriwal was said to be aiming for the office which Captain Amarinder Singh of the Congress, in all probability, would occupy.

    AAP came a distant second in Punjab with about 24 per cent vote-share. The party won only 22 seats- nowhere near the majority mark that Kejriwal had claimed before counting of votes.

    In Goa, Kejriwal's campaign served no purpose except generating headlines with scathing attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    JOLT FOR GUJARAT?

    A win in Punjab would have added a few wings to Kejriwal's national ambition.

    But, a performance, which is otherwise very impressive for a debutante, which performed much below its own claim of securing a Delhi-like victory in Punjab does no good to Kejriwal.

    Kejriwal was hoping to gain some popularity in Manipur when he extended financial support to activist turned politician and PRJA chief Irom Sharmila. But, even Sharmila lost miserably.

    READ| Kejriwal's AAP no match for birthday boy Amarinder Singh

    Had these results gone in Kejriwal's favour, AAP would have been aggressive in Gujarat, which goes to polls later this year. Now, Kejriwal's credibility is at stake.

    Many observers find Kejriwal doing negative politics. His utter criticism and finding fault with everything that is not associated with AAP have not gone down well with the voters in Punjab and Goa.

    If Kejriwal has to take AAP outside the political cocoons of Delhi, he needs to reinvent himself and his party politically.

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  2. Inactive

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    I wont get Nobel for this:

    "Humein jeetney nahi dete yeh log"
     
  3. AbRaj

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    Punjab Election Results 2017: Kejriwal's dream of being a national leader goes for a toss
    Debobrat GhoseMar, 11 2017 19:58:



    With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) losing both Goa and Punjab Assembly elections, party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's ambition to become a national leader has gone for a toss. At least for now.

    A lot was at stake for AAP and Kejriwal, especially in Punjab, which is the only state outside Delhi where the party has any sizeable presence; the state gave the party its total strength of four MPs in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. A win in either or both the states would have catapulted AAP to a true national status as no party other than the BJP or Congress has the privilege of ruling in multiple states of the country.

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    Arvind Kejriwal. Firstpost

    Other stalwarts such as the Trinamool Congress, the AIADMK, DMK, Shiv Sena, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, the Akali Dal, Telugu Desam Party to name a few, have at best been regional satraps. The Left never ruled except in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura.

    The defeat is a lesson for Kejriwal to get the fundamental principles of Indian politics right before aiming for the post of Prime Minister. In 2014, the newbie politician had contested from Varanasi with the aim to stop the Narendra Modi juggernaut.

    The results, as we all know, made history.

    Building a pan-India base, given the diversity of the country, is not a child's play. Kejriwal could take a leaf out of other political parties' growth trajectory.

    There is nothing wrong in contesting outside its own state or stretching oneself beyond one’s own boundaries, but when the ambition reaches the stage of megalomania, it invariably results in failure.

    Much before the counting of votes began, Kejriwal had virtually declared his party a winner in the Punjab and Goa. And, topped it up by announcing that his next destination was Gujarat — to take Modi head on in his own state.

    “AAP and Arvind Kejriwal kept morality at bay and rushed from one state to another announcing that only they would win. One can contest from anywhere one wants to, but the way it has been done [by AAP] is not in good taste. Kejriwal screamed his loudest that only his party would win. That was not the right thing to do. By losing elections in Punjab and Goa, the ambition of Kejriwal has gone for a toss,” former AAP member and Swaraj India president, Yogendra Yadav said.

    The over-confidence of AAP can be judged from the fact that AAP senior leader Manish Sisodia said in Punjab in January, “We will not leave Punjab and sit in Delhi… You should vote assuming you are voting to make Arvind Kejriwal the chief minister. Vote in the name of Arvind Kejriwal.”

    In Goa, AAP failed to win a single seat; its CM candidate Elvis Gomes too lost his seat.

    In his ambition to scale the peak of national politics, Kejriwal has left his primary constituency indignant. The frustration among the people of Delhi is palpable, which is most visible among the capital's autowallahs who are now getting vocal about their complaint that the promises Kejriwal made enroute his election victory are yet to be fulfilled.

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    @Guynextdoor , and other PAAPturds
    You people are delusional arrogant bunch exactly like your leader Kejru

    Read and enjoy Punjab and Goa win
     
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    Disclaimer: I don't likr Congress . But I f***ing hate AAP.
    Delhi has elected a Donkey as its Mayor :achmed:
    This foul-mouthed politician who could stoop so low as to shake hands even with elements working against National interests should have learnt a good lesson in this election. He thought Indian public was a big fool and he alone was smart.
    public is watching everything kejru ji and keeping in memory.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    There was a meme doing the rounds of whatsapp when AAP won the Delhi state elections the 2 nd time .

    Insaan ne samajhdaar hona chahiye |
    Pade likhe toh dilli waale bhi hain|

    Apparently Punjabi voters took this to their hearts .We've seen what followed .

    AAP needs to bite only as much as it can chew . What happened in Delhi was once in a blue moon .For any political party to expect a repeat of it elsewhere at any given time is absurd .AAP has made a good debut in Punjab .They owe it to themselves & the Punjabis that they function as an effective & credible opposition .

    The news to the SAD + BJP combine is that they better pull up their socks and gear up for the 2019 general elections ( though I doubt the SAD will show such sagacity ) .Venalism , corruption , gross incompetence of the worst kind seems to have entered the blood steam of its members particularly the Badals.

    I only hope they eschew the politics of separatism to resurrect themselves as the Akalis have often done in the past for the conditions at the ground level in the Punjab seems to resemble what it used to be in the late 70's minus the presence of a charismatic figure like Bhindranwale.
     
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    To me AAP is a social and a political experiment.. the good results (if any) will only come out when a mandate period of full term is out for Delhi and their deliverables and misses and mis hits are known...

    AAP in a way provided a fresh breather in our political system.. started to drum up the right noises at that time..

    What followed so far is a megalomanic strategy of trying to become a national party and wanting to become a mass leader over the so called delivery ethos and accountability .. the same "jargon" used by team AAP while fighting elections in Delhi..

    The worst of their attitude is when they keep the AK Twitter handle to bash on PM Modi for every failure and their non deliverables..

    So suddenly from the clean clear performace and accountability type politics they shifted to sudden quest for quick power, mass fooling type mud slinging contest ... Organic growth for them has to be based on performance on their home turf.. and here they believe out of the blue inorganically they will grow and become a party which can take on Congress and NDA.. yes they can no doubt.. but not today.. not now.. first performance, then consolidate by winning some more states and then look to be a national party..then challenge national political scenario..

    And all AAP does is smoke some nasty weed and forget the basics.. post being 'high' they turn blind.. such a talented man A Kejriwal.. and yet today he is one of the most over rated politician.. he dug the trench himself.. should come out of it too himself..By doing the right things..
     
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    Next step: Renaming AAP as JJP- Jamanat Jabt Party.
     
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    AAP believes in hi-Tech social engineering.
    Their bots are flooding every social platform and are hyperactive 24/7
    They have high media footprint. Kejru TV commercials are longest in history of politics.
    They have flooded Delhi billboards with AAP ads while rods are crumbling due to mismanagement.

    Can you imagine after 70 years of independence there are no paved footpaths in outer areas of India's capital city (like munirka ,Hauz khas)

    Conditions are going downstream due to repeated bickering of Kejru and gang. More than half of his ministers are local mafias.

    AAP is start of worst kind of gutter politics. They thinks they can get away with everything by bad mouthing his opponents/prominent leaders. More than 50% of his ads on roads are about Modi this modi that.
    More than 90% of his tweets are about modi.
    He doesn't like to talk about any development but only regressive politics
     
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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    That's the problem.. the ideology of AAP with which they began has been lost long back..

    What now they have is a hochpoch political standing and leaning..

    They are direction less and believes more on eye grabbing political stunts.. far from the ideology with which a movement against corruption, change and clean politics which they envisioned and showed to all citizens..

    Unfortunately Delhi ppl made a choice.. and they will continue to suffer till next time.. the question to ask is will BJP or Congress have any candidate and a political party which can work at grass root level and do what AAP could not.. can they turn the sentiments of ppl into votes and come back to power? Can they then deliver?

    History shows the answer is NO just like in the case of AAP..

    Unless someone change and start voting none of the above and Election commission declares ppl have rejected all political parties and electives which took part in the election..

    That's the kind of answer ppl needs to give ....
     
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    First thing sir, AAP has no ideology. Have you seen AK moving like pendulum from here and there between pro-dal!t, pro-minority & left/communist bastion.

    AK is definitely directionless, but I wanted this guy to win Punjab. But they messed it up by taking support from whoever they can. I mean they were once seen taking support from Khalistani people, thats when I realized that AAP has lost a golden chance to score in Punjab.

    Not unfortunately, AAP's win in Delhi is actually a lesson for BJP & INC. Especially INC, coz they have now lost the only UT from where they could have managed the whole country, Student wing & Journos.

    AK has no future if he keeps appeasing everybody, plus he is no strategist and fighting against two giants of the game who are Gujarati & Baniya. And believe me that is a very dangerous combo.:agree: I know it coz I have five close college friends and all are 'Shah' :laugh:.
     
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    And he just killed J. Nehru.. :****::LMAO::LMAO:
     
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    AAP was a procduct of congress corruption and arrogance. Without Congress in Power, it's difficult to justify it's existence.

    When a Kapil Sibal says's to lok Pal bill, that agar himmat hai to election lado, and Arvind responding by jumping into the elections > Makes existential sense to AAP >thats a gr8 comeback

    But when Modi Ji, Says sabka saat, sabka vikaas, > there is no comeback to that. Arvind cannot do anything there.

    Arvind is the David to Congress's decrepit goliath.

    It is difficult to oppose just for the sake of opposition of to BJP, when it comes to P.M. Modi's policy driven agenda.

    One area they can focus on in the BJP's motor mouth insignificant idiots, and off shoot sangh morons. Other than that there is very little for AAP to fight with.

    The only thing AAP should concentrate on, is in states where it has others to fight. Like it would be easier to fight a Congress, SP or a SS/NCP, rather than fighting BJP. Focus on fighting congress.

    AAP to survive should concentrate on becoming a congress alternative, rather than focusing it's war efforts on BJP. Right now it should focus on being a viable opposition in Punjab rather than trying it's luck in Gujarat.If anything, Join the congress mukth Bharat move in every election.
     
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    as they say...... the first step u take shows what ur or what u gonna end up as (loosely translated from my native saying)

    khujlis first step was similar to a parasite , infact he out did what any parasite would do, he manipulated and back stabbed anna

    this gave a glimpse of what kind of person he is ,
    unfortunately indians r suicidal and blind /oblivious to reason on good happy days :azn:
     
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