AAP's winning formula

Print edition : February 28, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal waves to his supporters after the party’s electoral victory in New Delhi on February 11. Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a campaign rally in New Delhi on February 3. Photo: manish swarup/AP

Home Minister and former BJP president Amit Shah addressing an election rally in New Delhi on February 5. Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

BJP MP Parvesh Verma. Several BJP leaders exhorted audiences during their campaign to shoot anti-CAA protesters. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari. Photo: PTI

AAP workers celebrating the party’s huge victory in the Delhi Assembly election outside the party headquarters on February 11. AAP supporters asserted that secularism was at the core of the party and that its volunteers had successfully defeated vile attempts to divide the people on communal lines. Photo: KAMAL NARANG

The person who shot and injured a student protesting against the CAA near Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on January 30. Photo: PTI

The Aam Aadmi Party’s emphatic victory in the Delhi Assembly election holds two important lessons for the BJP: one, performance in office pays; two, communal politics is not always a sure way to win elections.
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