While one govt in Delhi caught the limelight, another was forgotten
The Lok Sabha election which followed two months later and the subsequent change in guard at the Centre pushed Delhi's case to the back seat. It was ironical that while one government in Delhi caught all the limelight, another was forgotten.
SC's observation on Delhi situation has brought the focus back
It was only after the AAP filed a plea in the Supreme Court that the question resurfaced in the public. The apex court sought answers over the continuing deadlock over the formation of a fresh government in Delhi after the AAP resigned in February after getting defeated on the issue of Janlokpal Bill. A constitution bench of the court has questioned the MLAs' sitting idle and drawing salaries from taxpayers' money.
The Centre has been asked to come back with a solution to the deadlock within five weeks. The court also asked the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre to consider the case from a point of view of the common citizen of the national capital and not that of the AAP.
Why BJP not much enthusiastic after its grand LS poll success? Doesn't it want two govts co-existing?
The impasse in Delhi reflects poorly on the Indian democracy. It particularly raises question about the BJP's unclear stand for it bagged all seven parliamentary seats in the state three months ago and was expected to go all-out to form a government in Delhi after a long time. But it did not show the same level of enthusiasm after Narendra Modi became the prime minister of the country. Does the party not want a clash of egos between two governments placed close to each other?
SC's observation has given a boost to AAP but can it make it count?
The BJP's lack of enthusiasm has given the AAP a chance to revive its chances after a disastrous Lok Sabha election. The party faced serious rift in its ranks after the general polls with some members even quitting it. But has the party recovered from the aftermath enough to even fantasise a return to power in Delhi?
The apex court's observation might have encouraged the party but that's about it. Winning 36 seats in fresh polls in Delhi at this stage looks nothing less than a miracle for the party.
The third party, i.e., the Congress is an exhausted force and not even its biggest supporter would expect a return to power in the near future.
It is unclear why BJP isn't enthusiastic about Delhi polls after a huge success
None of the three parties thought of saving the day for democracy in Delhi by joining hands because in India, politics sells because of the enmity factor or at least its public demonstration. Kejriwal is busy projecting himself a better politician by accusing the BJP and Congress of trying to run away from polls while the BJP is mysteriously silent in taking up the issue despite the observation that it is the best-placed party to form a majority government in the state at this moment.
The Supreme Court has its limitations and can not form a government. The parties are still not deciding on the same lines. The matter is catching the media's eyes inconsistently. The people of Delhi are perhaps feeling assured by the presence of a popular prime minister in their area.
Do we need a state in Delhi at all?