Nagpur News: The humiliating defeat of Aam Aadmi Party in recently concluded Lok Sabha elections was in sharp contrast to its splendid performance in New Delhi assembly elections a couple of months back. Since the last win, analysts believe, AAP has many demerits added to its side; prominent among those was the party’s chief Arvind Kejriwal’s quit from the post of Delhi CM. Political observers in Nagpur believe that the polls results had also uprooted not only parliamentary aspirations of AAP but also vanished the impact of over 360 social activists and people associated with NAPM (National Alliance Public Movement). These people work towards tribal & poor rights protection, cleaning of administration and public life, rehabilitation of displaced people and farmers, women empowerment, anti-globalization and workers welfare and retaining monopoly of NGO based representation of ‘Indian civil society’. The results show that these activists were completely trashed by voters. In turn the relevance of NAPM also took the severe beating as years of its efforts went up for the toss.
Agreeing to this equation, Kishor Tiwari of VJAS said when we analyse all India results and votes polled to these social activists who contested as AAP candidates, the outcome was drastic. “More than 200 activists got less than NOTA option votes that speaks locus of ‘NAPM’ in public domain. Hence they should sit and review the critical situation. Barring Delhi and Punjab, AAP’s performance was just tragic,” says Tiwari.
He said Ex-MLA Wamanrao Chhatap, AAP’s candidate for Chandrapur was imported from Shetkari Shangtana. He is known for his stand on free economy and GM seed which is against NAPM agenda. He lost badly however he managed to save his deposit.
He said when AAP got power in Delhi after massive response to Anna Hazare’s ‘Lokpal Agitation’, NAPM and old socialists’ lobby who were advocating non-political public movement suddenly decided to contest General Election 2014 using AAP platform but hostile functioning of AAP core group and complete chaos at all level has back fired them and eroded their 50 years of struggle as non-political public movement. “Experimenting without any ground work and preparation has damaged complete creditability of their public movement in India. Moreover neither the government or society will take them seriously simultaneously as they have lost the public support now, “ Tiwari reacted.
Votes’ share of AAP candidates in Maharashtra clearly shows their lacklustre performance in Lok Sabha elections this year. Here’s a look.
|Bhandara – Gondiya||Prashant Mishra||8647|
|Gadchiroli-Chimur||Dr. Ramesh Gajabe||45438|
|Jalgaon||Dr. Sangam Patil||7390|
|Mumbai South||Meera Sanyal||40,338|
|Mumbai North||Satish Jain||32,364|
|Mumbai North central||Phiroz Plakhiwala||34824|
|Mumbai North East||Medha Patkar||76451|
|Mumbai North West||Mayank Gandhi||51860|
|Mumbai South central||S. Balakrishanan||27715|
|Raigad||Dr. Sanjay Aparanti||6750|
|Ratnagiri – sindhudurg||Abhijit Heggeyte||12700|