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AAP giving BJP a taste of its own political medicine

New Delhi: Just over six years into the game, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which routed the Congress in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls, is now giving the BJP a taste of its own political tricks as it gears up for the Lok Sabha battle. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been using cows, temples and nationalism as tools to attack the opposition in the run up to the polls. The AAP is now aping the BJP even while not copying it in toto.

The AAP, formed in 2012, earlier focussed only on the work done by the Delhi government on the health and education sectors. They would challenge BJP and Congress governments on the condition of schools and healthcare in their states.

Arvind Kejriwal said the BJP seeks votes in cow’s name but was not providing food for them. Asked if there was a shift in the party’s strategy, Delhi Minister and senior AAP leader Gopal Rai told IANS that the AAP was not doing politics in the name of cow.

Party MP Sanjay Singh last month took out a two-day ‘Bhajpa Bhagao, Bhagwan Bachao Yatra‘ (Oust BJP, Save God rally) from Ayodhya to Varanasi, opposing the alleged demolition of temples for building a Kashi Vishwanath corridor in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency.

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