With the highly charged Delhi Assembly Elections, 2015 coming to an end with Aam Admi Party’s (AAP) landslide victory, below are few tweets which speak for the gradual changing winds (sides) in Indian, especially Delhi politics in the last few years.
Even though AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and future Chief Minister of the national Capital has been called many names, be it Muffler Man or accused of taking U-Turns, he was not the only one going back on his words. Below is Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Chief Ministerial candidate, Kiran Bedi’s tweet from September 2011 stressing on communal harmony.
In this tweet by Bedi on March 2013, she openly takes a dig at Narendra Modi about the riots, despite the Courts clearing his name.
Interestingly, Ajay Maken, the Congress chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections, has replied to the same tweet recently.
Even former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah had something similar to say on January 15.
Bedi, in yet another tweet from September 2013, expresses displeasure if the national parties (presumably BJP and Congress) keep political funding out of Right To Information (RTI).
Bedi was initially reluctant to join politics, received wishes from Kejriwal on January 15, 2015, for finally entering the realm of politics.
Whereas, Bedi in a tweet on January 27, after she joins the BJP bandwagon, has a different opinion about the national party.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal had famously tweeted to Bedi on January 19, requesting her to unblock him on Twitter.
In the same month, on January 27, Kejriwal’s tweeted his opinion on BJP’s decision to go for Bedi as the party’s CM candidate.
Post AAP’s historic victory on February 10, 2015, and an unexpected turn of events, Bedi tweets her wishes to Kejriwal.
The changing winds and AAP’s formidable comeback in Delhi can be concluded with this tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who congratulated the party on their win, before an official declaration was made by the Election Commission.