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AAP: The Party That Never Was

People who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones, or so the old saying goes. What of those who specialise in throwing stones? Perhaps they should never claim they live in glasshouses? The AAP, the moralistic 'saviour' of our polity has certainly proved this saying true. In a matter of days, it did exactly what it spent its relatively short lifetime accusing other political parties of doing.

Hail Humility

Given that we are wiser after an election, fingers are being pointed at Modi's vanity, Bedi's senility, Kejriwal's humility, Sonia's divinity, Rahul's naivety, Sadhvi's crudity and Amit Shah's obesity.
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Can The AAP Survive Its Own Contradictions?

This brings us to a complicated territory because the baggage of the AAP is like a real "Bhanumati ka pitara". Rummage and you will find elements from people's movements that have been long opposed to neoliberal policies on one hand, and those embedded in a neoliberal worldview on the other. So, there is Medha Patkar fighting against neoliberal appropriation of people's rights over jal-jungle-jameen and then there is also Arvind Kejriwal assuring industrialists that the AAP is not against capitalism as such but only against "crony capitalism".