Published On : Wed, May 21st, 2014

With dull show, AAP killed prospects of public movements, says Kishor Tiwari of VJAS

resize_imageNagpur 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.

Constituency AAP  Candidate VOTES
Ahmadnagar Deepali sayyad 7120
Akola Ajay hingankar 8,000
Amravati Bhavana wasnik 6424
Aurangabad Subhash lomate 11,924
Baramati Suresh khopade 26,306
Beed Nandu madhav 4283
Bhandara – Gondiya Prashant Mishra 8647
Bhiwandi Jalal Ansari 11055
Buldhana Sudhir Surve 3429
Dhule Nihal Ansari 9339
Dindori Dhaneshwar Mali 4067
Gadchiroli-Chimur Dr. Ramesh Gajabe 45438
Hatkangale Ragunathdada 9015
Hingoli Dr. Vithalkadam 3729
Jalgaon Dr. Sangam Patil 7390
Jalna Dilip Maske 4622
Kalyan Naresh Thakur 20347
Kolhapur Narayan Powar 5495
Latur Dipannza Nilengekar 9829
Madha Savita Shinde 7160
Maval Maruti Bhapkar 30,566
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
Nagpur Anjali  Damaniya 69081
Nanded Narendra Gandhi 3397
Nandurbar Virendra Valvi 3511
Nashik Vijay Pandhare 9622
Osmanabad Vikram Salve 4240
Palghar Pandurang Parthi 16182
Parbhani Salma Kulkarni 4449
Pune Subhash Ware 28659
Raigad Dr. Sanjay Aparanti 6750
Ramtek Pratap Goswami 25889
Ratnagiri – sindhudurg Abhijit Heggeyte 12700
Raver Rajiv Sharma 4699
Sangli Samina Khan 4699
Satara Rajendra Chorge 82489
Shirdi Nitin Udmale 11580
Shirur Sapan Nikam 16663
Solapur Lalit Babar 9261
Thane Sanjeev Sane 41553
Wardha Wahid Patel 15738
Yavatmal-Washim Naresh Rathode 6422