AAP's war on many fronts: Will it ultimately deliver?

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in news every hour, every day. The party is doing too many things at a given point of time. It is fighting its inner rift, tackling external enemies, aiming to fast execute its dream projects, targetting the so-called corrupt leaders and so on.

All this is going on ever since the party assumed office in December after a lot of drama. But still a question remains: What is the end result as far as governance is concerned?

We have seen news about the rape of a foreign national and the murder of a student from the northeast. This means whether there is a change of guard or not, Delhi has not changed. And this poses the biggest challenge to the inexperienced AAP. It has seen Delhi a suitable pitch when it came to winning an election. But when it comes to governance, the same city looks threatening.

Are AAP's public stunts done deliberately to divert attention?

The AAP's leadership is wise and enlightened enough to understand this problem. Governing a rootless and patriarchal society is a job which requires a high degree of administrative capacity. The AAP comprises novice politicians who have really no idea about how to change things on the ground. Thei focus is mainly upwards, i.e., to dislodge the so-called corrupt heavyweights to earn a few more media TRPs and the lack of administrative capacity has forced it to focus more on that issue, irrespective of what happens in the real world.

Did the AAP MLA wake up when Binny's revolt began to worry the party?

Or why should an MLA of the party begin to accuse BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and senior leader Arun Jaitley of trying to topple the AAP government? Is that AAP MLA a very important figure for the BJP? And if such an attempt has been made indeed, why was the MLA keeping quiet all these days? Or was he waiting for Binny's revolt or murder of the Arunachal student so that he could bring out the allegations to divert the attention from the failure of his government to stop crime against women and northeastern people?

Swaraj Bill: A license to anarchy?

The AAP-led government is about to table the Swaraj Bill. What does that mean? Empowering the people at the expense of civic officials? Is this move towards better governance or a license to unleash endless anarchy on the streets? Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already demoralised the Delhi Police through his dharna drama last month and now with a quest for empowering the people, he is inviting danger, to say the least.

Shoot and scoot act of calling people corrupt

The AAP is also found calling names of corrupt leaders. Kejriwal wants to stop the entry of such politicians to the Parliament. Does he have any organisation to counter heavyweight leaders from across the country? He is trying to create a pan-Indian image of himself by appealing through corruption as an India-wide phenomenon but can he achieve anything through such shallow act of calling names?

Cashing on on Modi's popularity?

The AAP seems to have lost its direction. It doesn't know how to achieve its goals, which are mostly wishful ideas. And everytime there is a problem in its ranks, it diverts the attention towards things which are dramatic or personalities like Narendra Modi for it knows relating to Modi's high popularity at the moment will help its cause immensely. After all, the AAP doesn't have the time or organisation to campaign for the Lok Sabha election.

For every Binny and Bharti problem, the AAP has a 'counter-problem' to project

It is tiring to see the face of Kejriwal and his aides on popular media round the clock, for some reason or the other. No other government head gets this much publicity despite sweating it out and living a humble life. The AAP is proud about its feats as a ruling party when everybody knows that there are states which are double the size of Delhi and have thousands of more problems to deal with everyday. Yet, the AAP wants to get all the limelight and understandably so because it has no Plan B of governance. It's riding high at the moment but how long will that wave persist?

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