Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 21 September 2020

A victory in New Delhi to the party that worked hard and delivered on promises

Our readers have their say on an electoral win, cars that had to be recalled and an artist's installation in Abu Dhabi

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal (L) and his wife wife Sunita Kejriwal along with other party leaders after winning the Delhi Assembly elections, New Delhi, India, 11 February 2020. Rajat Gupta / EPA
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal (L) and his wife wife Sunita Kejriwal along with other party leaders after winning the Delhi Assembly elections, New Delhi, India, 11 February 2020. Rajat Gupta / EPA

With reference to Taniya Dutta's report New Delhi's common man soundly beats Modi in key election battle (February 11): the party deserved to win as in the last five years they worked sincerely for the the state and its people. Victory will follow as long as they stay on the same path.

Qassim Abdulla, Dubai

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party comprehensively trounced the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the New Delhi elections by winning 62 of the 70 seats – a thumping 90 per cent.

The people of Delhi held their cool and finally voted for the AAP party, which has done wholesome work on the ground. In doing so, the people have also rejected the divisive and fractured politics based on religious considerations.

Religious bigotry has no place in this age of digitisation and technology. Jobs and homes are a universal concern of the young everywhere in the world. The gods we worship should be of only private and personal concern.

A major tragedy of these elections is that the monolithic Congress Party which had administered the capital city for 15 years, did not win a single seat. Unless the Congress reinvents itself and becomes more relevant, this great party once led by national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawharlal Nehru, will become irrelevant and face extinction. Rahul Gandhi, the current face of the party, should pick up the gauntlet, roll up his sleeves and work on the ground to resolve problems of the common people. Tweets give a leader currency; tweets do not win elections. However resolving the sanitation, drinking water, electricity and unemployment issues of ordinary people can win elections. Rahul Gandhi needs to understand this if he wishes to lead India some day.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

Kudos to Arvind Kejriwal. The recent victory shows that apart from his freebies to people, delivering electoral promises is very important. People have eradicated the old congress party. Now is the time for the ruling BJP to review their defeat.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

That's awesome and here's wishing him the best.

Obafemi Sanni, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Happens to the best of us? Mercedes has to recall stock

In reference to Patrick Ryan's article Hundreds of Mercedes cars recalled in the UAE (February 9): I think it's time to switch to electric cars.

Mohamed Ehsan, Abu Dhabi

An artist's deliberately blurry cycles

With reference to Ashleigh Stewart's article What is the new sculpture on Abu Dhabi's Corniche? Ai Weiwei's 'Forever Bicycles' arrives in the UAE (February 10): this installation was in Austin before coming here.

Kurry Peltier, Abu Dhabi

A theatre reopening is a win for the cultural scene in Dubai

With reference to Farah Andrews's report The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates has reopened, with ‘For Sama’ and ‘Mr Men and Little Miss’ on the line-up (February 11): there’s plenty of “community interest”. The question is whether management can provide a space that’s affordable for community theatre groups.

Kirin Hilliar, Dubai

Updated: February 12, 2020 07:18 PM

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