Nagpur: With both, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress leading in polls in Delhi, it became a historic event causing a surprise and shock to many. The Aam Admi Party is headed for a thumping victory, leading on about 67 seats, the Congress Party, which has been ruling over the National Capital for the last 15 years is witnessing an unprecedented rout by not securing even a single seat. On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was probably banking on Modi wave added with Kiran Bedi’s record as a tough police officer and anti-corruption activist, however had to concede defeat with a lead on only 3 seats. The citizens of Nagpur had mixed reactions to the poll results of Delhi.
Trader in Dharampeth area Dr Ramesh Kumar Lalwani said that this is a good news. While speaking of Arvind Kejriwal, he said that people must have assumed that Kejriwal is the same person whom they elected one year ago. It is not that Modi did not do anything at National Level. This takes time. AAP winning could also be sending a message to Modi Government that they want the policies propogated by Arving Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party.
Nagesh Bapat of Bapat Shop said that those who work should get elected and those who get elected should work. There could be many local issues which Kejriwal could have understood and have promised to redress those problems if elected.
Branch Manager of Idea (Idea Shankar Nagar Branch) Payal Ghosh opined that this is a welcome change. This is a good opportunity for the common man to make a difference in the society. Aam Admi Party will fulfill the need and necessities of the common man.
VNIT Sudent, Mithali Vavre said that this certainly is a welcome change in Delhi politics. AAP has come since they have fulfilled the promises which they made, even if it was a short duration of 49 days.
VNIT Student Tejas Khandekar opined that AAP lived up to their promises and ideologies. They stuck to the concept of staging agitations to press for their demand. Even as CM he chose to sit on Dharna.
VNIT Student Krishna Kumar said that this is a surprising win for AAP. It was not expected at all. He was hoping BJP will win. With the Modi wave and the Bedi wave, they masses should have been wooed towards BJP, but this doesn’t seem to happening. The results have disappointed him.
IT Professional Swati Gupta said that she is not happy at all with AAP winning the polls in Delhi. She wanted BJP to win. According to her, Arvind Kejriwal is not a politician, he is a bureaucrat (public servant) and he should remain that and not become a politician. She claimed that she does not see him as a leader. She added that a Chief Minister should not sit on Dharna, rather be efficient to hold talks and get other leaders to acquiesce to his demands. She claimed that running Delhi will be a problem for BJP. There will be a discord in the state and the centre. Swati claimed that Kejriwal thrives on projecting a negative image or picture.
House wife Bhumika Varhokar opined that AAP winning is truly shocking and a very big surprise. She said that either we all do not know the actual scenario of Delhi or Kejriwal must have done something so good that people entrust him to lead them.
Pan Kiosk owner Ashok Ramdas Mishra opined that Arvind Kejriwal is a good man and a efficient leader. That is why people have voted for him. He represents the common man so he will definitely fight for their rights and fight against rampant corruption too.
Puncture Shop owner Mushtaq Mohammed claimed that the BJP leaders had become too complacent and had started on encashing on the ‘Modi wave’. They had assumed that just the name would do magic and since they did good in many states, they will certainly register a thumping victory in Delhi too. But alas, it was the common man who has to decide and they have decided to vote for AAP.