Indian National AAP: Kejriwal abhors a vacuum

AAP isn't targeting the BJP but is going after the disillusioned Congress voter. Ideology-free politics is its vulnerability

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Shekhar Gupta
If we take a 360-degree view of where our national politics stands today, we find action in two distant places: Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, which has so far been in the South, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activity in Gujarat. This week we are focusing on the latter. This is about two years after I had written a National Interest noting its progress, describing it as India’s political start-up of the decade, and a unicorn at that.

That politics abhors a vacuum is a truism. Just that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) loyalists might ask you a counter: That’s something quite all right, but what’s the debate over a vacuum in Indian politics?

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First Published: Sep 24 2022 | 09:30 AM IST

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