Saturday, March 07, 2015

My government

A new government has taken office in Delhi. AAP represents an alternative experiment in politics. Having entered the electoral fray, AAP carried the aspirations and hopes of millions of Indians for a corruption free governance. It also showcased the power of an idea to start a democratic revolution of sorts all across the country. The next five years will be important in evaluating and accepting the idea of AAP as an alternative to the ruling dispensation at the center.
One driving force behind the success of AAP is the ideological/theoretical backbone that is still a work in progress. To curb the expenses associated with maintaining and running a political party, AAP has gone in for volunteers as party workers, who don't expect any payback. Donations from ordinary people funds the election expenses and this keeps the corporates out of the picture. The conventional mode of funding elections for big parties is the corporate donations that come with a condition. Corporate friendly budget is seen as a way of assuaging the industry that opens its purses widely.
We all have to hope that AAP succeeds. For once we have a party that is a true representative of the people. Any failure will push us back to the traditional political parties and their not so different ideologies. 

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