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The Tone and Tenor of the Election Campaign in Delhi

Which of the two campaign models will determine the electoral outcome?

 

Amidst the cacophony of competing ideologies in Delhi, it is not easy to hear the people’s voice clearly. The competition is between two models of politics. One is advocating the politics of neighbourhood and promising the supply of everyday needs at a reasonable price. The other is pitching the issue of religious nationalism. This struggle between development on the one hand and religious nationalism on the other is becoming intense as the polling date of the Delhi election approaches.

The election campaign started with a definite advantage in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), as in the last five years of rule, ground reports suggest that the party has proved its ­credentials by fulfilling some of its solemn promises. The party has done noteworthy work in the education and health sectors. The government schooling system, which had seen some degree of downsliding, has got a new lease of life in this regime.

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Updated On : 12th Feb, 2020

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