AAP Dreams 2014 Lok Sabha election starting alarm bells ring for BJP and Congress
The dynamics of the 2014 General Elections have changed with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) deciding to contest the “maximum number of seats” in the upcoming polls.
After an impressive show in Delhi elections last year, the entry of Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has set alarm bells ringing within both the national parties. AAP could pose a big threat to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who have dominated the leadership debate till now.
Undoubtedly, AAP has rewritten the rule of the game with many seasoned politicians now accepting that they need to learn from the new political outfit.
The entry of the new outfit on the national scene has changed the political scenario, which was until now focussed on the battle between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Another Congress leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh recently said that the emergence of AAP is a warning for established parties and if they do not listen to people’s voice, they will soon become history.
The BJP has been very cautious with its words and has focussed its tactic on hitting the AAP over agreeing to take support of the Congress for forming government in the national capital.
Rahul Gandhi has acknowledged that the AAP has succeeded by encouraging involvement of people and there is a need to learn from it.
However, with AAP entering the scene, the BJP would be feeling wore worried than the Congress as the new outfit has a strong presence in the metropolitan areas, which are considered to be BJP’s vote bank.