New Delhi, Dec 4 (): Aam Aadmi Party is facing the electorate for the first time today. The results would decide whether Aam Aadmi Party would open its account in the electoral arena or remain a party spoiler.
Though Congress and BJP say that the Aam Aadmi Party is not in the reckoning, pre-poll survey puts it as a serious contender and is likely to snatch power from the two biggies in the fray.
Delhi which goes to polls today has a total of 1.19 crore voters eligible to exercise their franchise, out of these over 4.05 lakh are first-time voters. These voters are expected to be the vote bank of the Aam Aadmi Party.
The voters who are fed up of Congress rule and would have gone for BJP are likely to be split. Many will decide to give Aam Aadmi Party a chance to take a shot at running the capital. 810 candidates today are contesting for the 70- member Assembly.
66 seats see BJP candidates, 69 seats have AAP and all the 70 constituencies have Congress. The BSP has candidates in all constituencies but nine seats see NCP and SP in 27 seats. Apart from this, a total of 224 independents are also in the fray.
Migrant workers are a major force in Delhi and mostly living in colonies. These sections are the ones who plump for the cash- liquor for vote bait. It is here that the Aam Aadmi Party will take a hit. BJP and Congress are masters in the game.
Vigilant Aam Aadmi Party workers using spy cams already exposed a liquor distribution to voters racket. Dec 3 night is most crucial for Aam Aadmi Party workers as the cash- liquor flow will start. Arvind Kejriwal has clearly stated that the Aam Aadmi Party will not stoop to this level and would expose this.
The victory of any Aam Aadmi Party can be credited to only Arvind Kejriwal. The risk is heavy if the voters plump for Kejriwal or not, since almost 99% of the candidates are faceless.
A TV anchor and such likes are known to voters but others are not familiar to voters. If voters go by candidate’s familiarity, the Aam Aadmi Party is in for trouble.
The scene is different in the New Delhi constituency where Kejriwal is challenging three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Though many feel Dikshit is a good person, the price rise has angered the voters.
Kejriwal’s says that a defeat for his Aam Aadmi Party, would affect the people, not him. Some are convinced that they have to vote for AAP but others say it smacks of arrogance.