AAP a seasonal bird; keep wandering for greener pastures

“Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party has not yet established its grounds in Delhi and it has already started flocking to other areas in search of greener pastures.”

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 As the old adage goes, “Grass is always greener on other side”; it is human tendency to get deceived by greener pastures but in majority of the case it turns out to be an illusive world in relity. Driven by political opportunism, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is desperately trying to reach on top in one single stride.

Quitting Delhi government, AAP went all out in general elections

Born out of Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption, AAP rose to the ranks with help of tremendous support of people garnered due to emotional appeal of the anti corruption movement. Much against the wishes of Anna, Kejriwal went ahead with floating a political outfit and decided to contest Delhi assembly elections in 2013.

After the sensational debut of AAP in Delhi elections in 2013, Kejriwal decided to contest general elections and leaving Delhi people in lurch, he went all out. After ruling Delhi for 49 days with the support of Congress party, Kejriwal decided to take plunge in National polity.

AAP contested on 432 seats out of 545. Highest by any political party, of all the candidates, only 18 could hold on to their security. A massive 414 AAP candidates from across the country lost their security deposit.

No course correction

AAP never learns from its mistake and getting over ambitious, it is always in search for better opportunity. While on one hand all AAP leaders including Kejriwal are focusing on Punjab elections, on the other hand they have also made it official to contest elections. It doesn’t end here and AAP is seriously eyeing forthcoming elections in the states of Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh. In the absence of political base or organisational structure, they have become like migratory seasonal birds.

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