Posted: 30 April 2014 at 10:30am | IP Logged
Originally posted by atominis
AAP, despite the mistake they made in leaving Delhi CM-ship, still has some favour because of educated middle class joining it. They do not have bhai-beta-bhatija types as their main faces, there is no religion-influenced ideology. They really do have some connect with aam aadmi.
Their biggest achievement is that they have been able to draw out many first time voters. They made people aware, and 'more part' of a democracy.
I know both poor people and educated middle class people who still want to vote for the Jhaadu.
AAP has given people a choice beyond usual Congress and BJP and other parties that thrive only on linguistic issues or casteism.
That said, the chances of AK becoming PM are slim. Cities are in favour of AAP, but no idea of affinity towards jhaadu from villages and small towns that form the real masses. The way AK left Delhi also made a dent in his image. I mean AAP was always an underdog but this mistake put more odds against them.
Actually Skep, AAP lost its favour with the urban classes post its debacle. The educated middle-class voter you speak of has largely defected more and more to BJP because of NaMo's mainly urban-centeic "development" pitch. In fact, its now mostly the urban poor and hardcore Leftists who are still rooting for the AAP. As a pure "alternative fare" for the reasons you mentioned, nothing else.
Edited by krystal_watz - 30 April 2014 at 10:43am