A New Dawn
With people losing trust in Indian politics—which has become synonymous with scams, grafts, muscle power, booth capturing, weak foreign policy and weaker economy—the Aam Aadmi Party’s ( AAP) stance gives hope that things can change for good (“The Challenger”, October 28). The party should act as a vote decider rather than vote divider and should exercise caution lest it inadvertently helps any of the existing political clan. The real battle would be when it comes to power as changing the existing system of grafts and corruption would take a lot of effort.
ANUPAM PRAMANIK, Singapore In the run-up to the state Assembly elections, your cover story on Arvind Kejriwal was both timely and relevant. The birth of AAP augurs well for millions of people who find themselves in a helpless situation due to a lack of an alternative to corrupt political parties. Hopefully, AAP will give the aam admi a voice and a platform to demand honest governance. But getting elected by propagating an anti-corruption agenda and governing the country without getting involved in corruption are two different things. But then, a beginning has to be made and let us hope AAP AAP is able to change the system.
KANAK KANAK NAMBIAR, NAMBIAR, Navi Navi Mumbai Mumbai The aggressive posture on ideology and heated arguments unleashed by Congress and BJP leaders during the run-up to the election is purely a diversionary tactics to befool the electorates. Both Congress and BJP are two sides of the same coin and want to carry forward the stateengineered redistribution of wealth in favour of a few at the expense of many. They blindly believe in market-driven growth and refrain from taking any tangible action against corporates, fearing market sentiments. Whereas AAP believes in re-writing the political discourse of the country through a
Gandhian way of development in a decentralised manner and advocates inclusive growth without exploiting the common man.
E. KRISHNADAS , Palakkad