A New Dawn

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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

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