How AAP Used Social Media To Take On BJP’s Massive MachineryFebruary 11, 2020
I hope the emphatic win of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi for the third time in a row has finally closed the debate of whether AAP will be able to survive the onslaught of a vicious and massive BJP election machine.
Despite AAP being in existence for more than seven years, many people were unsure it would regain Delhi.
We have been called many things over the years, but the thing that I most closely identified with was AAP being called a start-up. We are a political start-up and like many other start-ups, people have had their share of questions and doubts. In this election, it was whether education and healthcare would be a good enough reason for voters to bring us back. And whether AAP with meager resources would able to match up to the all-powerful BJP.
Now that Arvind Kejriwal is slated to be Delhi’s Chief Minister for a third consecutive time, those doubts have been laid to rest. The people of Delhi have proven that they value education and healthcare over the shenanigans of BJP. They have proved that national and assembly elections are entirely different. Maybe today will also become a turning point for the way the rest of India’s opposition sees the BJP. The BJP election machinery has been established as no longer unassailable. Maharashtra started the conversation, Jharkhand strengthened it and Delhi has sealed the debate.