One year on, people of Delhi, who voted tremendously for Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Assembly polls, appears disheartened. The AAP, they feel, is no better-no different from other parties; fledgling AAP used auto-rickshaw drivers, minorities as well as Muslims as its vote bank only.
Used & dumped its voters
Auto-rickshaw drivers accused Kejriwal as he has failed to arrest the auto finance mafia, did not even create a single auto stand nor rationalize auto fare and failed to provide better bank loan facilities and eased permit conditions, as promised during elections. He has been also indicted by Muslim community of not been given their due share in the party as well as the government, despite their massive support to the party.
AAP’s National convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has shown his true colours in the past one year; protecting the corrupt and controversial leaders of the party and never failing to image himself as the victim in these brawls between the Central Government and Aam Aadmi Party.
There is a huge gap between the AAP promises and what has been done in reality. AAP had been playing safe throughout the year, despite of so many failures. With its diversionary approach, it has managed to keep public attention far away from its malfunctioning. It has always played games to stay in picture; like in the recent shot AAP launched a massive self-congratulatory campaign ‘Ek Saal Bemisal’ to draw attention away from the disappointments, and instead spell out its false achievements.
AAP’s idea of alternative politics fades away
AAP that talked about anti-corrupt governance and had promised an era of alternative politics has instead performed against its founding principles. It has been witnessed raising its legislators’ salaries, but failed to provide basic salaries to the MCD workers, who had to protest for getting their over-pending dues released by AAP government.
People wanted AAP to change the rules of political game which was being played by various political parties over the years but it became the part of the game and ignored the grass-root issues of the masses.