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Delhi Elections

Elections to the Delhi Assembly were held recently and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has formed the state government. Newsclick discusses the elections with Shankar Raghuraman, senior journalist. Raghuraman feels that engaging with the issues of people – water and electricity – which are crucial to their lives, played a more important role than the issue of fighting corruption, in AAP's victory. He says the larger message that comes through, is that people are looking desperately for an alternative to both the Congress and the BJP, and given a choice, as was seen in Delhi, will opt for an alternative.

 

 

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