Delhi elections and AAP’s victory

So, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won the Delhi 2015 elections and Arvind Kejriwal is now all set to become the Chief Minister of Delhi for a second time.

I’ll admit I’m not a fan of Kejriwal. I thought of him as little more than a rabble-rouser who would do little more than point fingers. He went back on his words of never joining politics and formed the Aam Aadmi Party. In hindsight, I don’t think he could’ve done anything else.

I wasn’t enamoured with his pre-poll promises the last time around. I remain sceptical this time too. He committed political hara-kiri by resigning last year as Delhi’s Chief Minister. As a non-Delhi resident, to me it seemed he hadn’t achieved much. (Notice how much I say ‘he’ instead of ‘them’. That is another thing that they must guard against: becoming a one-person party.)

And for all my list of issues with him and his party, I hope they become a good political party. A success. India needs change. A change from old political rules which have only divided us and abused us as voters. Sure AAP is green and often looks like they’re a deer caught in headlights from a political lorry which is about to ram into them. I hope they learn the tricks of the trade soon and use it for the betterment  of the people.

Dear Arvind Kejriwal and members of the Aam Aadmi Party. Be a Force for good.