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'By parachuting Kiran Bedi to counter Kejriwal the BJP gave a massage that the party with its own old leaders accept defeat against Kejriwal.' (Image courtesy: Organiser)[/caption]
New Delhi, Feb 17:
The RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' today excoriated Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) over its Delhi poll debacle, questioning the saffron party's strategy of launching personal attacks on Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and its introduction of Kiran Bedi as CM candidate.
"Being in defensive mood, it parachuted Kiran Bedi to counter Kejriwal that gave a massage that BJP with its own old leaders accept defeat against Kejriwal," the Organiser opined.
The Organiser wrote: “The most important factor that led to landslide victory of AAP is the complete decimation of Congress and BSP from Delhi’s political landscape. AAP occupied that space. Delhi, otherwise not even a full state, has always been very sensitive towards power corridors. Anti-corruption movement captured those sensitivities. BJP’s attack on Kejriwal revived that feeling of attack on ‘common man’ aspiring for share in power, which rallied fringe voters in his favour.”
It further opines that BJP’s poll debacle was not a mandate on Modi government because Delhi elections were fought on a totally different plank. “People of Delhi voted more on municipal issues rather than national issues. The same Delhites voted for Modi as PM eight months back. It is more of a vote of Kejriwal as a CM rather than against Modi government,” the op-ed read.
Questioning the saffron party’s move to introduce Kiran Bedi as the CM candidate, the RSS mouthpiece opined that in this manner party accepted defeat against Kejriwal. “BJP always awake late in Delhi, in 2008 election, closer to election, it brought Sushma Swaraj and again when the stage was set for already projected CM candidate of 2013, Dr Harsh Vardhan, it announced Kiran Bedi, seemed not trained politically though media is at least powerful enough to shape the minds of people in Delhi. In the media, BJP lost against Kejriwal before election but Party did not take course correction.”
Congress leader Manish Tiwari took a potshot at the BJP saying: “Six months down the line you just may just read that making Narendra Modi Prime Minister was their greatest folly."
The RSS also smells a rat behind AAP's victory.
The massive win of AAP shows intentional or unintentional move of so-called all secular forces to defeat so-called communal force, the Organiser wrote, adding that it is not only Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav and CPI appeal for AAP but Congress also joined the chorus at the most important level.