Kejriwal`s stellar show in Delhi polls: `Never underestimate an underdog`
However, one person, who is surely taking lessons and making self notes for 2014 General Elections is Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: As early trends show a remarkable chunk of seats in the kitty of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the outcome of Delhi Assembly Polls 2013 might present an unprecedented spectacle of “the power of a common man” and it is sure to have wider implications for the Congress and the BJP.
However, one person, who is surely taking lessons from the unprecdented Delhi poll outcome, and making self notes for 2014 General Elections is Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Omar, who said that he was glued to his TV set for the early results and trends, in a “morbid curiosity”, tweeted a series of what he called “the self notes for 2014”.
Taking cue from the outcome of Delhi Assembly polls, Omar posted a series of self notes for 2014, the first of them being that one must never underestimate an underdog/newcomer with a fresh face and message.
Very clearly he was referring to the spectacular show presented by AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal, who was said to be leading ahead of Sheila Diskhiy by a whopping margin of 15000 votes.
Notes to self for #2014 never underestimate the underdog/newcomer with a fresh face and message.
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) December 8, 2013
The second takeaway from Delhi polls, according to Omar was, “Big public meetings don`t always mean votes but poorly attended ones definitely indicate big trouble”.
Mocking the last-ditch efforts by the political parties to fetch voters, Omar tweeted, “Voters will see through crude attempts to buy support with last minute populist schemes.”
Talking about the very popularised Narendra Modi wave, though Omar downplayed the wave, he cautioned that it`s effect couldn`t be ignored.
"There is no "wave" but the effect on their cadre is obvious. Can`t afford to underestimate this going ahead," Omar tweeted as the fourth takeaway from the Delhi polls.
In the last and the fifth lesson, Omar said, " A divisive message won`t work but you can`t fight an election with a Gandhian campaign either".