Chennai, Apr 30 (TruthDive): In the online poll conducted by Time magazine, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has defeated BJP’s Narendra Modi and has come to the top. Many people wonder how this could happen.
The profiles of these leaders were outlined by the Time magazine for the readers/voters to cast their “Yes” and “ No “ votes online.
These profiles are as below:
“Though his administration lasted a mere 49 days, with Kejriwal proving less adept at turning the wheels of government than campaigning against it, his image as the quintessential outsider taking on powerful interests — a David versus many mighty Goliaths — has earned him a unique place in Indian politics,”
A divisive politician poised to lead the world’s largest democracy…
Modi has a reputation for quick action, encouraging the private sector and good governance. He also has a reputation for autocratic rule and a dark Hindu-nationalist streak. But those concerns are waning in a country desperate for change.
Although Mr. Narendra Modi got more number of reactions, his percentage of ” No votes” exceeded the percentage of ” Yes votes”. Therefore, Arvind Kejriwal was declared to top the list defeating Narendra Modi.
We know that bogus voting is possible in booth elections. We must also know that fake votes are abundant in online polls.
It is learnt that Time magazine had rejected 93% of Modi’s votes and over 88% of Kejriwal’s votes as fake votes. Great competition in casting fake votes! Narendra Modi has defeated Arvind Kejriwal not only in garnering negative votes but also in getting fake votes.
Then how one can say that Arvind Kejriwal defeated Narendra Modi in this online opinion poll? Why? This is contrary to media impression that Narendra Modi is riding on a wave. Modi’s supporters can reject the sampling methods and the poll methodology. Whether it is negative or positive, Narendra Modi got a total number of votes outnumbering all. That is a consolation for BJP. It is popularity that counts anyway, is it not? Why worry about negative image as long as it brings popularity?
The well orchestrated campaign managers of Narendra Modi have lost to unorganized camp of Arvind Kejriwal. If at all Narendra Modi came first in Time online poll, it would have been widely publicized and celebrated. The unexpected entry of Arvind Kejriwal also pushed Rahul Gandhi to nowhere in this online poll. The strategy of BJP projecting a fight between powerful Modi and weak Rahul has also gone awry.
Can we confirm that the young voters online are in line with the anti-corruption movement led by Arvind Kejriwal? Will the online mood reflect in the real election field?
The “No votes” for BJP were shared by AAP and Congress party in the recently held elections in Delhi. It is also true that “No votes” for Congress party were shared by BJP and AAP. This has demonstrated that there is a considerable number of people who say no to both BJP and INC. The pattern of “yes votes and no votes’ in online poll has matched well with the electorate of New Delhi legislative assembly.
Again a question arises whether New Delhi electorate can be taken as representative sample for India, the great nation of unimaginable diversity. Therefore, can we comfortably say that the non-BJP and non-Congress political parties shall decide the Prime Minister?
One observation may come true. The Indian election is not fought on the platform of Hindu nationalism Vs Secularism. The Indian election rail is really running on the platform of anti-corruption sentiments.
For a bit of humour
Q: Tamil actor Vadivelu enacts Narendra Modi. He is waiting for the results of 2014 Time 100 online poll. The result is declared. What will be his dialogue?
A: ‘ Vada Poche!’