NEW DELHI: The AAP’s stunning win is likely to pose problems for the ruling NDA Government and the BJP in the coming time. The immediate result of the BJP’s decimation may be reflected during the upcoming Budget session, and even the emerging political situation in Bihar, party insiders felt.
The AAP’s win may have impact during the budget session. “The government may have to go slow on reforms, while keeping adequate provisions for the poor and the middle class. As the AAP has won due to its many high sounding promises to the people, the new budget due this month may to keep that aspect in mind to counter them,” a BJP office-bearer said.
“The AAP promised moon to the voters. I had also advised our leaders to promise free electricity, water and other freebies, but these were never mentioned. Look at what the AAP has managed to convey to the people,” a Delhi BJP MP said explaining the results.
“The AAP win would have its impact during the Parliament session as the Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha, where the ruling NDA is in minority, may further be emboldened. Some of the parties like TMC, JDU had supported AAP. They may further try to embarrass us, as we need support to get some of the ordinances passed,” the national party office-bearer added.
Another impact of the AAP’s win would be felt during the ongoing political crisis in Bihar. The BJP had put its weight behind expelled JDU member and current CM Jitan Ram Manjhi. The party’s central leadership may be forced to rethink its Bihar stance.