The Common Man
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.