One thing is clear from the victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections that the entire vote bank of the Congress was shifted to the Aam Aadmi Party. In true sense, the vote bank which was with Sheila Dixit’s time, the Congress today has even more than that under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal.
In the era of Sheila Dixit, there was also the existence of some other parties including Mayawati’s BSP in Delhi which had a strong vote bank. But all this flowed in Kejriwal’s winds. The AAP is ruling the voters of Delhi today and it is only the BJP in the contest. This much is being said for the Congress that it is counting its last breaths in Delhi.
The remaining Dalit voters are also in the BSP’s court: The condition of the Congress in Delhi today, the same situation is increasing for them in many states of the country. The Congress continued to weaken throughout the country, as its vote bank shifted to other parties. In Uttar Pradesh, the once strong party Congress supported Mulayam Singh Yadav to form the government, then the Muslims went with the SP forever. The remaining Dalit voters have also gone to the BSP’s court when they fought the assembly elections with the BSP.
If he supported Lalu Prasad’s government in Bihar, today the result is that in order to preserve the existence of his party, seats have to be pleaded with the same RJD. From Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu, from North India to South India, this is the story of the Congress. In most states, new political parties first strengthened their land by taking the support of the Congress and then formed the government only by supporting the vote bank of the Congress and the Congress is busy celebrating the defeat of the BJP instead of being unhappy with its condition.
AAP’s expansion plan: Encouraged by the overwhelming victory of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party wants to expand national, but this time the method will be different from 2014. The party does not want to repeat the mistake of 2014. After swearing at Ramlila Maidan, Arvind Kejriwal’s saying to the people present there that ‘calling your village and telling that your son has won the election is nothing to worry about’ is enough to tell in itself that Arvind Kejriwal also wants to expand his party out of the state.
But this time the Aam Aadmi Party will be looking to expand nationally. It is being told that the party has prepared a three-point action plan for this. Under this, there will be meetings of activists active in all states first. The party’s plan is to try the local bodies elections before the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. Local bodies elections are going to be held in many states of the country and wherever possible the party will enter the electoral fray with full courage. The party will undertake an expansion drive with an agenda of positive nationalism. This time the party will enter the electoral fray only after strengthening its grip on the ground.
Eyeing Congress’ vote bank: The Aam Aadmi Party itself realizes that those disappointed by the Congress have played an important role in its victory. This formula can be tried in other states of the country. At the national level, the Congress is going through a crisis of leadership. Sonia Gandhi is currently the interim national president of the party, but she is not in good health, so she wants Rahul Gandhi to take over the reins of the party again. Rahul has refused and Sonia Gandhi does not want to trust anyone outside the family. Factionalism is at a peak in states where Congress is in government.
Gehlot vs Pilot battle is going on in Rajasthan and Kamal Nath vs Scindia in Madhya Pradesh. The people of many states have already accepted that Congress does not have the courage to face the BJP. The election in Delhi has revealed that the Muslim community of the country has completely alienated from the Congress and wherever it finds a better option to defeat the BJP, it will go with it. A large group of other anti-BJP voters will now go with the party which is contesting the BJP instead of the Congress.
Crisis on Congress: AAP will fight the election of Municipal Corporation in Delhi in the year 2022. Apart from this, in states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, the party can enter the body elections. It is obvious that as the AAP gets stronger in these states, the Congress will get weaker. In states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the SP and RJD will also have to bear the loss of AAP’s strength, but the challenge is more before the Congress. Congress veterans and experienced leaders are realizing this danger, but who has the courage to tell the truth in front of the party high command.
Ironically, instead of reviewing the defeat of many Congress heavyweights, many Congress veterans are giving happy statements on the victory of AAP. The political situation is also favorable for you today. Activists are also excited by the overwhelming victory in Delhi. Kejriwal model is being discussed all over the country. Kejriwal’s style of politics with soft Hindutva is also seen to be a success, so why not try to filter AAP across the country.