While majority of the respondents are disappointed with the recent turmoil in the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, there are some who think Narendra Modi and BJP hold the best hope for India
The recent turmoil in Aam Admi Party (AAP) has left several people, activists and sympathisers disappointed, reveals a Survey conducted by Moneylife. To understand whether the AAP turmoil hits aam admi's hope for alternative politics and better governance, Moneylife conducted a quick survey.
The Survey consisting just six questions was conducted online between 30th March and 2 April 2015. There were 1,288 people, who responded to all these questions.
We had asked, "Has the recent turmoil in AAP disappointed you?" Almost 76.6% respondent replied in affirmative, while 21.1% people said no. Less than 3% people refused to comment.
The second question was, "With India Against Corruption (IAC) and AAP losing momentum, do you see this as the end of the people's movement against corruption?" Response to this question was at same level, with negative leading by 5%.
With some founder-members of AAP leaving the party, we wanted to know if the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government can still deliver good governance. Almost 67.5% respondents do not think so. While 21.6% people still believe in this, over 10% respondents cannot say anything.
Although, Kejriwal has stated that the party would like to focus on Delhi at present, AAP still have several volunteers and office bearers at several places across the country eager to enter into local politics. However, about 75% of the respondents, who participated in the Survey think that AAP may not find support in other states for its kind of politics.
This brought the next question on if only established political parties can deliver better governance. Here, almost 55% thought so. While 33.4% respondent have hopes from new generation parties compared with established ones, there were over 11% people who have no comment to offer.
In the end of the Survey, we asked people, which party, according to them holds the best hope for India. This question appears to have baffled respondents and also brought most colourful answers. One even asked, "Are you serious?" Other said, "Narendra Modi. BJP is hollow without him," while another says, "I think AAP can, provided they end drama". Surprisingly, out of the 1,288 respondent 397 just skipped this one question.