Tag Archives: Delhi Assembly Election

ARVIND KEJRIWAL’S OVERSEER ACT

Arvind Kejriwal, the eighth, the youngest and the second time Delhi chief minister has not kept any department with him. It may be a well thought step for some sincere reasons, if they are indeed the underlying reasons here. A massive mandate like this, 67 of the 70 assembly seats, comes with equally high expectations. The mandate has also shown ...

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THE DELHI MANDATE: MAKE OR BREAK EVENT FOR AAM AADMI PARTY

The absolute mandate, 67 of 70 seats in Delhi assembly, a rare event in free democratic elections anywhere, has made the mandate a make or break event for Arvind Kejriwal. It was visible in his speech when he tried to sound as polite as he could, attributing his party’s win to God saying only God could bestow upon such miracles. ...

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CONGRESS AFTER DELHI POLLS: THE GRAND FALL OF THE GRAND OLD PARTY OF INDIA IS PROVING UNSTOPPABLE

Though it was expected, it happened in a way that was unthinkable even for the diehard critics of the Grand Old Party of India, the Indian National Congress. Congress was expected to spring some surprise, not only by the estimates of Congress, but by others as well. While the polls were giving the party 5-8 seats, Congress’s own estimate was ...

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FEBRUARY 10, 1952: FIRST ELECTED GOVERNMENT – FEBRUARY 10, 2015: VOTER SAYS HE IS NOT READY TO WAIT ANYMORE

It was February 10 in 1952 when the results of the first democratically held elections in India were declared, laying down the foundation stone of a process that has become the hallmark of Indian democracy by 2015 – free and fair elections – following the principle of universal suffrage. Then, the Congress party led by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had won ...

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AN EXCEPTIONAL AAP VICTORY IN DELHI: AAP PLAYED ITS CARDS WELL AND PERCEPTIONS JOINED THE SHOW

67 out of 70 seats – it is rare. No one including anyone in AAP had expected it to be so exceptionally well. But the results are here now. What AAP did right was it played its cards well and let the ‘perceptions’ work on public sentiments. And perceptions did deliver for Kejriwal, based on his performance as the chief ...

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THE KIRAN BEDI GAMBLE THAT WASN’T

Paradropping Kiran Bedi to win Delhi, when Delhi BJP was facing problems of factions and internal feuds and a waning public interest (of Delhi’s public) in Modi Wave with letdown of the January 10 Abhinandan Rally that was marketed in the name of Narendra Modi, proved out to be what it had to be. Looking at her as someone a ...

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BJP’S HISTORIC LOW WITHIN A YEAR OF THE HISTORIC HIGH OF LOK SABHA POLLS: THE CARDINAL BLUNDERS

Aam Aadmi Party is headed to win an unexpected over 60 seats in the 70 member Delhi assembly – a first by any party in Delhi. Congress is expected to fail totally – failing to win even a single seat – a first for Congress party in Delhi. Bhartiya Janata Party is expected to reduce to sub-10 bracket, possibly with ...

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AAP PROJECTED TO SWEEP DELHI: GRAND FALL OF THE GRAND OLD PARTY OF INDIA CONTINUES (IV)

THE QUESTIONS 1. Ajay Maken’s realization – from ‘we will score and spring a surprise’ to ‘we will respect the mandate and would play whatever role public would want us to’ – even before the results are out – has Congress accepted its doom in Delhi’s politics after the projections of exit polls which did not give the party more ...

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AAP EXPECTED TO SWEEP DELHI POLLS: WHAT WENT WRONG FOR BJP? (III)

THE QUESTIONS After the Exit Poll results on February 7, the day of voting.. 1. Was BJP always in two minds on its chances in Delhi and that ultimately resulted in the mess that we saw in these assembly polls, as it could really never assess its ground properly and that made it try to delay the Delhi polls until ...

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AAP EXPECTED TO SWEEP DELHI POLLS: WHAT WENT WRONG FOR BJP? (II)

THE QUESTIONS After the Exit Poll results on February 7, the day of voting.. 1.Did keeping on postponing Delhi polls for so long help AAP regain the lost ground after Kejriwal’s ‘deserter act’ leaving Delhi just after 49 days of governance to pursue the national political agenda? 2. Did BJP fail in exploiting electorally the ‘deserter act episode’? Did the ...

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