Monday 30 December 2013

AAP and BJP are eyeing the same lunch-box. Modi should worry

As 2013 draws to a close, two people have come to dominate the 

political landscape in India – Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi 

Party (AAP) and Narendra Modi of the BJP. Even though Modi 

dominated the discourse for much of the earlier part of the year, 

Kejriwal finished a nose ahead of Modi after December’s state 

assembly elections. 2014 will continue to be about their covert 

rivalry, even though Rahul Gandhi will get his share of the media. 

The Gandhi scion has probably woken up a bit too late to make a 

difference to the outcome in 2014, but Kejriwal has risen just in 

time to rain on Modi’s party. This means the outcome in 2014 can 

go in any direction