BANGALORE: The ‘Modi wave’ that has swept the nation raises questions about the future of AAP’s mission on clean politics in the state.
AAP candidate and former Infosys CFO V Balakrishan managed to get just 39,869 votes in Bangalore Central constituency, losing to BJP’s P C Mohan who secured over 5.57 lakh votes.
“AAP, as an idea, has been accepted by the people of India. We have shown the right way of fighting elections and stood against the use of caste and money in polls. I believe we made an impact”, Balakrishnan said. AAP’s focus is now on the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike elections, he added.
Lawyer and member of Bangalore Political Action Committee, Harish Narasappa, believes there is always scope for parties like AAP. “Not just the number of seats they won, we need to see voting percentage and at whose expense they got votes” he said.