Arvind Kejriwal, led AAP government, resigned from Delhi assembly on 14 February, 2014, after governing for 49 days. Since February 2014, the state of Delhi is under Presidential rule, and now the Delhi voters are all set to vote and elect a new government of which polling day is February 07, 2014 and its results will be announced on February 10, 2014, respectively.
There’s so called ‘Modi wave’ all over the country and the Bharatiya Janta Party is ruling at the centre, after winning the general elections with thumping majority, and with that the BJP also got majority voting percentage in almost five out of four states where assembly elections were held in 2013 and 2014.
The BJP is dreaming about to win the Delhi elections under the leadership of social-activist, turned politician, Kiran Bedi, who is the projected face of the BJP for Delhi.
On the other hand, AAP after getting almost eight months of period to energize their party-cadre and after re-working on the Mohalla level is all set to challenge the BJP.
The reason behind Kiran Bedi, projected as the face of Delhi elections and not Narendra Modi, like he previously was the face for Maharashtra, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan for the assembly elections is quite simple, BJP is not quite sure of winning majority of the 35 seats which are required to form government in Delhi.
Kiran Bedi as reported by the media and also alleged by the AAP is the real scapegoat in the whole scenario, because if BJP doesn’t win majority seats in Delhi, it will be Kiran Bedi who will be seen as the person who lost and not Narendra Modi.
The BJP wants Modi, for the upcoming assembly elections which are to be held in Bihar and West Bengal in 2016. It doesn’t want the ‘Modi wave’ to be diminished and is in no mood to allow voters to have a second negative thought about Modi while they cast their vote in Bihar and West Bengal.
But after all the failed attempts by Kiran Bedi, to woo the voters of Delhi and also after few opinion polls indicating AAP getting majority seats the BJP started with its campaign of printing offensive newspaper advertisements about Kejriwal and the AAP.
Advertisements about Kejriwal and the AAP.
This advertisement mocks Kejriwal for taking Congress support to form Delhi government in 2013, after swearing on his kids of not taking any party’s support to form government, and also alleged Kejriwal of going against Anna’s principle.
This advertisement mocks Kejriwal for promising to not using luxury bungalow but accepting a luxurious flat in the civil lines, area of Delhi.
This advertisement mocks Kejriwal for disrespecting the country by staging a Dharna last year, and now asking for V.I.P pass to attend the Republic Day, ceremony held at Rajpath, in which Barack Obama was the chief guest
This advertisement depicts Kejriwal and AAP as the one who are aiding people who are willing to launder their money.
Such personal attacks on AAP chief and the party have become frequent nowadays and makes it clear about the fear of BJP, which isn’t sure even after having Kiran Bedi, as a saviour of their party in Delhi assembly elections.
For now, just wait and watch.