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The fall of AAP government

Farooqui, Jamil (2014) The fall of AAP government. Radiance Viewsweekly, L1 (49). pp. 16-18. ISSN 12827/63

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The fall of the AAP government in Delhi is a bolt out of the blue for Indian electorate in general and for common people in particular. It has shattered their dreams and demolished all their hopes for betterment. The people of Delhi voted AAP to power as it associated itself with the problems, desideratum and aspirations of the so-called common people and promised to ease the burdens of day-to-day life. The party took measures to fulfil some of the promises it had made to the electorate and initiated some drastic steps for others. People were happy with their decision to bring the party into power and pinned more hopes and aspirations to it. However, all of a sudden the chief architect of the party, Arvind Kejriwal decided to enact ‘Janlokpal Bill’ and put it at the floor of the house, without following the required procedure, knowing that the party had no sufficient strength to pass the bill and its supporter was against it. Obviously, the bill was rejected due to the lack of required votes, and the Chief Minister had to resign. This episode shocked the people and led them to draw different impressions of the situation. The general impression is that the AAP’s foremost leader Arvind Kejriwal wanted to be a martyr for the cause and interest of the common people, and he achieved this objective by resigning from the position of Chief Minister. He promised to provide many things and pledged to give many concessions to people during his election campaign but he faced difficulties in fulfilling those promises. As he has failed to fulfil his promises and had not lived up to the expectations of common people, his image as a saviour of people’s interest and champion of their cause has been tarnished.

Item Type: Article (Magazine)
Additional Information: 1545/36497
Uncontrolled Keywords: AAP government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM831 Social change
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: Professor Jamil Farooqui Farooqui
Date Deposited: 05 May 2014 09:06
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 14:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36497

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