Now that the results are out, Arvind Kejriwal and AAP must unambiguously state their position on the CAA. Riding on a historic mandate, Kejriwal’s decision will crucially influence the future course of the anti-CAA protests.
It’s nice to imagine — John Lennon made that clear decades ago.
In that spirit, let’s imagine what Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would have done if Delhi were a full state; if the Delhi government also had control over the Delhi Police (law and order) and better utilisation of land (the Delhi Development Authority). How about if AAP won an election and formed the government in a full state, say Punjab or Haryana? What could be the sea of changes it would usher in?
Since it is unlikely that Delhi will receive full statehood, and AAP forming a government outside Delhi being a distant reality, let’s focus on the now and the present — the road for AAP after its impressive victory in the Delhi assembly elections.