The results of 2014 Lok Sabha Elections (LSE) would hurt the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers and supporters the most and what would even hurt them more is how AAP was ruthlessly rejected by the Indian voters. Even if it hurts, after every fall, first thing to do is find out the reason and hence the way forward for AAP is complete, total & ruthless 'INTROSPECTION'. There has been written a lot about the reasons of the defeat, but as a supporter, I needed to put down the reasons.
The emergence of AAP, heralded by an IIT graduate Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, after the Delhi Legislative Assembly Elections (DLAE) was like sun-rays breaking through the grim dark clouds that shrouded the Indian political scene. It was impressive to see AAP winning 28 out of 70 seats in the 2013 DLAE amounting to a vote share of 29.5% vote. A commendable performance by the new comer.
The long forgotten style of agitation - Dharnas and Civil Dis-obedience - were brought to the fore front by AAP. The agitation style took the other political parties by surprise and were jolted out of their apathy. A party still in its infancy forced everyone to sit up and take it's notice. The anti-incumbency/anti-corruption move were used as the needle to jab the corrupt Government. The revolutionary movement caught the fancy of common wo/men and as the public frenzy poured out on to the streets, it was reminiscent of pre-1947 movements. The raising of prickly issues got AAP the 28 seats in the 2013 DLAE and the time had come for them to take forward the people's struggle and keep finding more and more needles in the haystack.