Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party can't speak for India's cities

Dec 30 2013, 13:40 IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks to media at Secretariat building in New Delhi. (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks to media at Secretariat building in New Delhi. (PTI)
SummarySize of megalopolises and their puny political fist has engendered space for Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, others.

single window clearance system to make decisions work.

In some respects Delhi is special within the group as it is the only one which has a state government broadly co-terminus with the urban area and therefore holds out the promise of faster decision making. The problem of decision making lies in these other Indian cities, locked in a political Gordian knot. Delhi is simpler to unravel but here too the silence of AAP on for instance Delhi and NCR’s contrasting needs show they are unaware of these complexities. Cutting water or power rates is not the most pressing among those.

Subhomoy is a deputy editor based in New Delhi

subhomoy.bhattacharjee@expressindia.com

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