Delhi Elections: BJP on a sticky wicket?

Written by: Sarath

New Delhi: Delhi assembly election is a day away and curtains have come down to one of the heated, bitter, tightly fought elections in the Capital.

Pre-poll surveys are giving AAP's Chief ministerial candiadte Kejiriwal a slender advantage in race for CM post.[Delhi assembly election 2015 special coverage]



BJP is out of power in Delhi for last 16 years and in the 2013 Assembly elections, BJP had come close to majority with 31 seats, while AAP had bagged 28 seats, and Congress just 8 seats.

But this time its a neck-and-neck fight between AAP and BJP, while the Congress, which ruled Delhi for decades, is fading way very fast leaving the space open for the new entrant AAP.

Aam Aadmi Party under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal has put up a spirited campaign in a bid to stop the Modi juggernaut, which was evident in all the assembly elections after Lok Sabha 2014 elections.

The but most interesting part of Delhi voters, unlike other states like Maharashtra, Hariyana, Jharkand and many, the voters of Delhi have different aspirations and psyche.

Delhi is a cluster of hundreds of villages and many have lost their true character and acquired cosmopolitan nature. All though they want pure water, 24/7 electricity, good roads, their aspiration are different to that of other voters.

Rural parts of Delhi still lack many basic amenities like running water, drainage, bigger roads and sewerage.

Caste affiliation doesn't work for any party in the capital, and that's the very reason why AAP has a major chance of forming a government. In Maharashtra and Hariyana, strong religious under currents and exasperation against incumbent governement had made way for BJP to come to power.

AAP is making inroads to predominantly rural Assembly constituencies like Chhattarpur, Mehrauli, Tugalaqabad, Bawana, Mundka and Narela, which were strongholds of Congress and BJP recently.

Arvind Kejriwal holds the edge over other candidates when it come to many rural rural voters is that they believe that he is a person whom they can reach to, and the former IRS officer is banking on these votes to come to power in Delhi.

BJP is hopeful of grabbing middle class and upper middle class votes through Kiran Bedi's clean image.  Its now all left to voters of Delhi to choose party of their choice and party they wish to give mandate to.

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