Sep 24, 2023
Sep 24, 2023
More by : Dr. Jaipal Singh
|AAP had every right to give promises to the people at the time of election but it is to be seen whether it can fulfil them to what extent and with which priority|
All these depend on monetary resources under its control.And also on how Kejariwal
maintains his relations with centre for guidance and monetary assistance.He has support of the voters and he should not fail them under the conditions which are in Delhi.
|Thank you, Dr Gopal Singh, for your mature and valid observations. Democracy has its own price to pay but the mandate of people must be respected.|
To my mind, one of the major issues these days is the politicians and parties making plethora of commitments on concessions and freebies which suits a large section of populace including those who could easily afford it.
My apprehensions are mainly because on one hand the AAP talks of every facility and concession under the sky for people in Delhi, on the other hand they also talk of the lowest VAT and other tax regime in Delhi, which happens to be main source of revenue. To rely too much on Central assistance may not be a right approach, besides it may be unfair on the latter's part too to disproportionately allocate overlooking competing priorities of 30 States.
|Very well articulated !|
All the challenges that you enumerated are real and immediate. However, the mandate allows them to proceed with some degree of efficiency.
The real change that I see here is the will of the electorate to overcome the prevailing trends. Modi wave was such an event, mostly shaped by the electorate (more so than Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh or the RSS). People were just fed up with corrupt and inefficient governance and they saw hope in Modi. This time, the people in Delhi, feel that AAP is a better choice than Modi (or BJP if that really matters) for Delhi. It is becoming more and more clear that the political pundits and strategist cannot manipulate the electorate as in the past. That speaks volumes for Indian Democracy.
As far as, whether they voted to gain benefits from the promises, real chance to participate in the local level decision process, getting rid of living with corruption or all of these remains to be seen.
The biggest challenge that AAP faces is to homogenize their government and organization to act as a cohesive unit without losing their individual idealistic aspirations. Young parties and idealists face this challenge repeatedly. Most of the idealists and crusaders are fiercely independent and lack the discipline to work within a group or a system.
As you pointed out, only time will tell where all this goes. I personally feel that this experiment bodes well for India and Indian Democracy.
|Jeti Ji, having a reasonable understanding of Budget and Finance, I think 70 Point Action Plan appear indeed very optimistic. Yet I feel it's better to wait and watch...|
|Thank you, Kulbirji.|
|It is envisaged that to meet heavy commitment, there is bound to be confrontation with center and in addition chaos on Delhi roads and destruction that will follow.|
Thanks for enlightening the readers of Boloji.