The Com­mon Man

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

Since I orig­i­nally hail from In­dia, there­fore I have al­ways held a high level of in­ter­est in the man­ner in which pol­i­tics is con­ducted in the re­gion. I am, hence, aware of the kind of power and in­flu­ence BJP has held over the past many years. Imag­ine my sur­prise when I found that one of the big­gest po­lit­i­cal par­ties in In­dia could not hold its own in front of a party that was just re­cently formed.

In my view, this is a wel­come devel­op­ment that will some­what ease the plight of In­dian cit­i­zens, es­pe­cially those living in Delhi; a city which has earned the rather in­fa­mous ti­tle of be­ing the ‘rape cap­i­tal’ of In­dia. As the writer has pointed out, Arvind Ke­jri­wal’s ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ (AAP) cap­i­tal­ized on the mis­takes made by a rather com­pla­cent BJP and had am­ple time to re­or­gan­ise and re­trench it­self in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal. BJP, as a re­sult, never saw it com­ing and were left scram­bling to re­assert them­selves amongst the In­dian public. This stands as a les­son for those gov­ern­ments which be­come too com­fort­able in their po­si­tion of power and hence over­look op­po­nents who pos­sess the po­ten­tial to leave them out in the cold.

Deepak Ku­mar

La­hore, Pak­istan

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