R Narayanan , Ghaziabad
AAP in the hot seat
It is heartening that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which made history by capturing power in Delhi within such a short time of its birth, has decided to take the horns of governance in the Union Territory. Needless to stress, this is the first time in free India that people came out in large numbers to elect a party to power, believing that the AAP is going to be their real friend. The AAP should also keep in mind that this is really a God-sent opportunity to them. Their conduct in Delhi would sure be a precursor whether they can capture a respectable number of seats in the Parliamentary elections. Now, Kejriwal should try to patch up with his guru Anna Hazare and perform with his blessings.
Tharcius S Fernando, Chennai
The formation of the AAP as a political party and its subsequent emergence as a major player in the Indian political scene within such a short period is unparalleled in the history of our nation. The entire world stands in awe today, wondering how such a fragile man like Arvind Kejriwal could inspire the aam aadmi so much and make him believe that he is going to be their real saviour. The aam aadmi has also shown full confidence in the man. This transition proves beyond doubt that the aam aadmi who had been languishing in not such a good state all these decades now is hopeful of seeing better times.
Fiona Waltair, Chennai