Shekhar Gupta makes a critical evaluation of the Aam Aadmi Party’s shoddy performance in the Punjab Assembly elections
in his brilliant piece, “Nota for 1984: Why AAP
lost Punjab” (March 18).
Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
should blame no one but himself for the political “predicament” he and his party find themselves in.
Kejriwal joining the Mayawati camp in alleging that electronic voting machines were rigged will not fetch him anything. Instead of making such wild allegations, he should do some soul-searching over his party’s defeat.
Kejriwal should remember that no one is invincible. His overconfidence and misreading of the electorate in Punjab likely played spoilsport for the AAP
in the elections. Perhaps, the message for him is: Never take gullible voters for granted and never underestimate or question the wisdom of the enlightened people.
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