New Delhi: With more than 20, 000 searches on the web on just a day after the launch, the newly born ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ has shown glimpses of being a hit already in India.
The Aam Aadmi Party is a latest Indian political party launched by the social activist and former administrative officer Arvind Kejriwal on November 26, 2012 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The launch came after Kejriwal’s movement with Anna Hazare debauched in August 2012 with thin crowds and the Government ignoring him.
A meeting of around 300 founding members was held at Constitution Club during which Arvind Kejriwal proposed the name of the party which was accepted by other members. The constitution of the party was proposed by Mayank Gandhi and seconded by Chandramohan.
As described on the official website of the aam aadmi party, it puts forth the vision: "60 years ago India’s founding forefathers had a dream for all of us – a dream of an equal and just society where every man, woman and child has the right and privilege to lead a fulfilling and nurturing life, free from all kinds of oppression. This was a dream and a hope over 60 years ago.
The Constituion of India and specifically the Preamble to the Constitution of India, defines a clear roadmap for the future of our country wherein the common man and woman hold the power to decide their destiny.
Today nobody can say that India has achieved this dream. Before independence the common man was a slave to foreign powers; today he has become a slave of the political system of our country. There is a new master in our country today – the political Neta. This Neta, who asks for our votes during elections, and then forgets us after he wins, this political entity decides the common man’s destiny.
But every civilisation reaches a plimsoll line of tolerance. This is our line. India’s common man has had enough of oppression, inequality, injustice and unkept promises. For the last 2 years the anti corruption movement has galvanised the country from end to end into one common voice – a voice that is demanding a complete rehaul in the way political parties and their leaders function.
"We want to create a system where the political leaders we elect and place in the Parliament are directly responsible to the voters who elected them. Our party’s vision is to realize a dream of SWARAJ that Gandhiji had envisaged for a free india – where the power of governance and rights of democracy will be in the hands of the people of India," the party statements say.
This has certainly shown that the Aam Aadmi Party has touched the Indians’ hearts from within and hence it is a big time for change in the Indian Political system that may take place.