I have been part of many AAP vs XYZ party debates, most of the time explaining why I don’t want to vote for AAP and choosing less desirable option.
I don’t like subsidies, especially those targeting the poor. It will only make them lazy. AAP implemented exactly those populist subsidies. They may not be too costly for the state but what scares me is what AAP will do if they stay longer time in power and have more money at their disposal. From my point of view, scams can be exposed with RTI, investigations or whistle-blowers but subsidies will bring the economy to its knees. Subsidies are more dangerous and unethical(not all, only the ones to appease poor).
Any government came to power promising poor appeasing subsidies, if they deliver with precision eventually they’ll go bankrupt and the party will be out of power. But AAP delivered the subsidies, didn’t take the burden, used public money to gain popularity and simply escaped the responsibility. They used public money to gain popularity. This is manipulation and deception, the worst kind and it’s unethical. This kind of track record puts you in the same league as other parties. So, you can’t claim that you’re holier than other parties.
What I cannot fathom is why did he quit citing Jan Lokpal Bill as a reason. He could have stayed in power, improved the lives of Delhi population. Instead he chose to go after big netas and tried to expose them with Jan Lokpal and gain more popularity. He could have improved education, infrastructure and lot many other things. Why did he quit?
How can you invite other party leaders for debate when you never ruled any state for enough time to prove your strength, even worse you ducked your chance to deliver. Besides you displayed enough immaturity and inexperience in that short period of time. It’s just unfair to call them for debate.
Someone said a country will get the government they deserve. To deserve a better govt the whole nation has to be better informed. It can happen only with mass scale education reforms. I heard very little about their efforts to improve education system. All they say is, all other parties are corrupt so give me vote. Why would I give you my vote if you pamper poor?
I admire your audacity and ideology. I was once a strong supporter of AAP. But to regain my trust you’ll have to pick up a state and work on it to prove that you can deliver what’s best for country. But if you’re planning to take shortcuts with cheap theatrics, I’ll try my best to spread my thoughts against you.
Disclaimer: I’m no expert in politics or economics. These are just my opinions framed with my mediocre knowledge.