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Why Delhi poll results are to be seen as polarised despite AAP's huge win

Despite knowing the impact of its anti-Muslim stance on the election results, the BJP stuck to its guns for the long-term political gains to had from fear mongering among Hindus

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Delhi Assembly Elections | Aam Aadmi Party | Bharatiya Janata Party BJP

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AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal waves from an open vehicle during a roadshow before filing his nomination papers for the Assembly polls, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal waves from an open vehicle during a roadshow before filing his nomination papers for the Assembly polls, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The Aam Aadmi Party's huge victory in the is being seen as a setback to the BJP. That the electorate of Delhi refused to get swayed by the saffron party's virulent anti-Muslim tirade is in itself commendable. However, the fact remains that despite its remarkable achievements in delivering a host of services, the AAP could not prevent the BJP from registering a growth in its vote share. The poll outcome reminded me of a cynical remark made by a friend, who asserted that if the BJP manages to increase its tally beyond 3, the elections must be regarded as polarised.

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First Published: Tue, February 11 2020. 16:40 IST
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