Chalk and cheese

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

I am quite sur­prised at the com­par­isons drawn be­tween the Aam Aadmi Party of In­dia and the Tehreek-e-In­saf of Pak­istan. Be­ing an AAP sup­porter and a keen ob­server of Indo-Pak­istan pol­i­tics, I think all such com­par­isons are way off the mark. First, AAP has not been in pol­i­tics for over 10 years like the PTI. It has hardly been a year since it took the form of a proper po­lit­i­cal party from a move­ment that started with the aim to root out cor­rup­tion from In­dia. Un­like the PTI, it didn’t wait for years to reach the as­sem­blies.

Sec­ondly, in the very short time that it has been in govern­ment, the AAP has taken some con­crete steps to­wards the im­prove­ment of gov­er­nance and solv­ing people’s prob­lems. The PTI, on the other hand, has been in power in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa for over six months now and we have yet to see even a small change in gov­er­nance and the con­di­tion of the people liv­ing in that prov­ince. It is time all such point­less com­par­isons were stopped.

Sameera Ya­dav

Gur­gaon, In­dia

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