May 02, 2017

The Party is Over

Praveen Chakravarty, Visiting Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute talks about the fate of the Aam Aadmi Party in an op-ed in today's Deccan Herald.


"In 2014, Arvind Kejriwal was the toast of the English media fraternity... Cut to 2017, Arvind Kejriwal has lost the municipal corporation polls in his own state. His party also lost its deposit in a recent byelection in Delhi. A ruling party losing deposit in a bypoll is a very rare occurrence in India’s electoral history. The slide from being a contender for prime ministership to losing a municipal election in his own state has been rapid."


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