Myth 2: He represents a new kind of politics
Most of the voters do not bother to go through manifestoes and check with ideologies and that’s why the AAP has got away on this count. You may as well call him Arvind Karl Marx.
Myth 3: He has great ideas for the country
Myth 4: He’s an alternative to the BJP
When we got Independence, we were a firmly Left-leaning nation with all political parties, intellectuals, editors, historians, NGOs and civil society activists occupying that space. The only alternative to that is the BJP which leans to the Right. Kejriwal and AAP also lean to the Left, so how are they an alternative to the BJP? AAP is an alternative to the Congress, CPM, SP, BSP, Trinamool…
Myth 5: He’s a PM candidate for 2014
When Goa got its first Chief Minister, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party stormed to power and not the Congress. The Asom Gana Parishad came to power in 1985 in the very year it was formed. Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was in his early thirties then. The most sensational debut in an Assembly was NT Rama Rao and the Telugu Desam Party.
Plus how is AAP going to rule if it keeps swearing at all parties and says it will have absolutely nothing to do with them?
Myth 6: He’s the outsider
Myth 7: His is a party with a difference
If you combine the above factors then you’ll realize that there’s not much to differentiate between the AAP and other parties. They all try to woo the voters with freebies and take the secular path even if that brings them in close proximity fundamental hardliners. The AAP has taken outside support from the Congress, something they said they would never do. They have been high on name calling too.
Post script…The entire anti-Modi industry first leaned on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as the great new hope and then even someone like BJP patriarch LK Advani briefly and their latest darling is Kejriwal.