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Comment on what the AAP Win means in Punjab

   Posted by: aman    in Punjab

My recent piece in Tehelka on the four seats that AAP won from Punjab in the General Election 2014.

‘For a party that was contesting the Lok Sabha polls for the first time, Aam Aadmi Party has done quite well. The only regret is that it set its own target so high that it fell massively. In Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party’s tally is equal to that of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and one better than the Congress’. Yet, before we congratulate Aam Aadmi Party, we need to look at the context of this victory.’

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One May 16 the Indian General Elections Results were announced. On that day Tapasya Mitra Mazumder from Bangalore Mirror did an article on the end of the viscous and sometimes virulent discussions on Facebook. She quoted me too.

‘The political drama draws to a close today, but the eight months (or so since Modi’s candidature as PM) have taken its toll on friendships in both virtual and real space. The 2014 general elections in India would be the story of its social impact and that of ‘unfriending’. ‘

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