What happened to AAP in Punjab?

We start with this tweet from Dr. Praveen Patil some days ago

Indeed. I was pretty sure myself that there is an AAP wave sweeping Punjab. I think you can find multiple articles on this blog talking about AAP’s life after Punjab win, which I took for granted.

And surveys, both real and fake, reinforced that belief: AAP is sweeping Punjab for sure.

So, what happened? How did AAP go from being the hot favorite to the hot potato that everyone wants to drop? AAP leaders are quitting in droves, they have had to replace their state party chief and kick him out of the party, allegations of ticket selling and corruption and fraud are flying thick and fast.

The bulk of the blame here must go to Kejriwal himself. I have written several times on this blog that multiple states is a trap that Kejriwal is walking into. As an incurable control freak who suspects everyone including his shadow, it would be very difficult for Kejriwal to live with another CM from Punjab. In his insecurity, he kept pushing out anyone who developed anything of a fan following of his own. First, 3 of the 4 party MPs from Punjab had to go, merely on the suspicion that they were plotting against the party supremo. The only one that remains is Bhagwant Mann. This Bhagwant Mann may be the only man Kejriwal trusts, because Mann is 24 x 7 under the influence of drugs and alcohol, too weak to plot anything at all.

The state party chief Sucha Singh Chotepur had to go, with an insecure Kejriwal again freaking out over pure rumors. And god knows what terms Kejriwal offered to Sidhu that the latter ran away without even joining. Did Kejriwal ask Sidhu to go down on his knees and compulsorily pray in public five times a day facing Kejriwal’s house in Delhi? We will never know…

And then, before going on yet another break in Bengaluru, Kejriwal left the people of Punjab with the “assurance” that he would come back and plant himself in the state until the elections are over.

Unfortunately for Kejriwal, it seems the people of Punjab got even more wary of AAP after this. The people of Punjab don’t want to be ruled by an outsider from Delhi. And Kejriwal’s ego wont allow him to let some Punjabi assume the reigns of the party in the state. And Kejriwal, like every other state party leader before him, would rather lose the election than allow for the possibility of a challenger from within his party.

All this can only mean one thing: Burre Din for Delhi, especially beginning from mid-2017. Come mid-2017 (after the MCD polls), Kejriwal will have nothing to do, no excitement, no elections to fight in. He has no interest whatsoever in the governance of his city. He will lose in Punjab. Further, he unnecessarily opened up another front against the BJP in Goa, where he doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning and where he will be humiliated and become the butt of ridicule.  Delhi will be stuck with a bored, irritated and angry man-child who is desperately addicted to escapism… I am glad I don’t live in Delhi.

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18 thoughts on “What happened to AAP in Punjab?

  1. Dear Chaiwallah,

    I for one have never believed that the AAP was going to sweep Punjab, despite all of Kejriwal’s propaganda, aided and abetted by the corrupt media. Dr. Pravin Patil’s earlier article on the “missing wave” in favour of AAP written back in July was clinching evidence for me. After the Sidhu fiasco the stock of Kejri sank, and now his blatantly unpatriotic act of questioning the surgical strike was the last straw. Punjab has a very high proportion of soldiers past and present (and their families), and the last thing they want to hear is some upstart like AK questioning them.

    Before I forget, Dr. Patil is running short of funds. I am giving what I can, and I would urge everyone on this forum to donate. He called the Delhi and Bihar elections right, even though he angered a lot of BJP supporters. We need people like him to tell us the truth, however unpleasant it might be.

    Coming back to the main topic, the AAP tried to pass of Kejri’s Gujarat rally attended by just a few thousand people (many of them brought in by train from elsewhere, as many in the social media have pointed out) as a major event. On top of that, his lawyer told the Supreme Court that he couldn’t attend the meeting called by the LG of Delhi due to health reasons, and the SC observed that he was in Gujarat. I hope the SC holds him in contempt of court.

    In Goa apparently the undefeated boxing champion of Madison Square Garden is busy doing his Sidhu imitation, and I predict that too will end in a fiasco.

    There are some BJP supporters who were wishing that the BJP had called the Delhi Assembly elections immediately after the national elections, so that they could have won. But I think what has happened is far better. In opposition AK would have been a nuisance, while as “Chief Minister” his incompetence stands out for all to see.

    On an entirely unrelated topic, Mukesh Ambani has supported the ban on Pakistani artists; see here (caution: crappy web site):

    http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/ban-on-pak-artistesfilms-mukesh-ambani-says-nation-first/421877/

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    1. Quote from your comment “There are some BJP supporters who were wishing that the BJP had called the Delhi Assembly elections immediately after the national elections, so that they could have won. But I think what has happened is far better. In opposition AK would have been a nuisance, while as “Chief Minister” his incompetence stands out for all to see.” .This is spot on.100% agree.He has exposed himself and is now discredited.

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    2. Sir, if BJP had not waited after the Lok Sabha election, the opposition which include AAP, Congress and Presstitute media would not have gotten benefit of Akhlaq case and fake church attack cases. Without such help and BJP’s strong performance would have killed AAP right there and then. As is, now even if AAP does not win in other states, they may make formidable opposition (a nuisance as you suggested).

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  2. So it seems as though AAP will win nothing next year.The only election that they might contest in 2018 is Chhattisgarh(they might be useful as vote cutters but won’t win).They will contest Delhi 2019 LS and lose that.Delhi will have assembly elections in 2020.CW,if AAP doesn’t win Punjab,do you think they will vanish as a party after Delhi 2020(which I think they will lose)?

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  3. If AAP does not win any of the states going into election in 2017, they will lose Delhi municipal elections, they will see splits in Delhi assembly, and finally the party will be merged with Congress, with an understanding that Rahul will be PM and Arvind the Dy PM.

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  4. CW great and informative post!

    I have picked up some gems of this post:
    How did AAP go from being the hot favorite to the hot potato that everyone wants to drop?……HA HA HA!

    As an incurable control freak who suspects everyone including his shadow….lol lol lol!

    Delhi will be stuck with a bored, irritated and angry man-child who is desperately addicted to escapism….soo true!

    I really hope this ends the political career of AK …who thinks like mungari lal/walter mitty…..as if he is the wisest of all and CM of the planet!!…what a duffer!

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  5. I think Kejriwal was presumed as a ‘great white hope’ after Congies/commies bite dust in 2014. The corrupt MSM hyped his image as savior of democracy since RG proved a total misfit and an alternative was needed to counter a giant Modi. Kejriwal proved to be more disastrous than pappu, since pappu do not seem to be as Anti-Indian as kejri is. Another similarity is pappu can afford to escape to foreign destinations during crises, but kejri can only go to Bangalore citing medical treatment for God knows why!

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  6. If in Punjab and Goa (not much chances in Gujarat) Kejriwal and his party get only a few (less than five) seats then we have a chance to say good bye to AAP in near future, but watch out if AAP gets twenty or more seats, we will see Kejriwal for a long long time.

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