New party in Delhi asks people first

Trip Start Nov 29, 2013
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Flag of India  , Tamil Nadu,
Friday, December 20, 2013

The new Aam aadmin Party = Common People party was a shocker in the New Delhi state elections 10 days ago. It bagged 28 seats out of nothing, spinning off from civil society action and trouncing the ruling Congress Party, which fell back dramatically to 8 seats. The BJP party won 31 seats, not enough to form a government. AAP campaigned on three issues:
-      Listen to the people

      Stop corruption

      Improve service delivery

On all these issues the traditional parties had not delivered. .Moreover, the new party applied a combination of many local volunteers going door-to-door and interactive social media.

Every newspaper we read since then had stories and opinions about this new kid on the block. AAP should take responsibility and show that it can govern differently. Now on 18 December 2013 The Hindu reports from New Delhi that the AAP party will ask people's views on next step to take, Should it form a government in Delhi with the support of the Congress part?. The next six  days the party will organise 270 public rallies in each municipal ward to take a "sense of people's opinion." Over 2,5 million copies of its leader, Mr. Aevin Keriwal’s letter to the people of Delhi will also be distributed, People can send their feedback to the party through SMS, phone calls and social media. By Sunday evening the result should be clear.

Nobel Laureate Amarty Sen said in an interview published in The Hindu on the same day that he was happy the AAP did bring some public concerns into the politics of the Delhi election. "The fact that they could get the people to focus on these issues rather than on issues of religion or caste is also a very positive thing, as also the fact they won the election in many areas without getting into these issues."

In the first day of the campaign AAP had already received 240,000 reactions, mainly through SMS, newspapers reported.
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