Aam Aadmi Party Versus Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Aam Aadmi Party Versus Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
"Stay connected with India's fastest-growing political party because it is reshaping the political landscape in India." These words are written on the website of the Aam Aadmi Party of India.

The Aam Aadmi Party was born in 2011 under the patronage of Kejriwal. Aam Aadmi Party's main ideology was to end corruption and Kejriwal believed that if the huge amount of money that is exposed to corruption is saved, many facilities can be provided to the people and public service can be made possible. The Aam Aadmi Party, which started its electoral politics in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2013, won the most votes here after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and formed a government in the Delhi Assembly along with the Congress party, but after becoming the Chief Minister of Delhi, Kejriwal only after 49 days resigned after not getting the support of the Congress to pass a bill. President's rule was imposed in Delhi and when the Delhi Assembly elections were held again in 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party won 67 of the 70 assembly seats and the BJP got only 3 seats. Kejriwal again became the Chief Minister of Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party won more or less the same number of seats in 2020, even when the Delhi Legislative Assembly was re-elected.

After winning the Punjab Assembly elections in 2022 and forming the government in the Punjab province, the Aam Aadmi Party is rapidly gaining popularity in India. What is the reason for the popularity of the Aadmi Party in India?

The Aam Aadmi Party's own study and research have shown a large number of people in India were fed up with stagnation, nepotism, corruption, criminality, communalism, and politics of hatred in Indian politics. So, in this background, Aam Aadmi Party was considered a breath of fresh air. It came to be seen and accepted as an alternative to corrupt politics in India.

Like the Aam Aadmi Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) was formed with a similar thinking, vision and agenda. Leaving aside for a moment the fact that the PTI had the support of certain powerful forces, it is clear and obvious that the PTI has been a breath of fresh air against nepotism, corruption and the status quo in politics. It was seen as an alternative to corrupt politics in Pakistan.

After a similar beginning, there is a significant difference in the performance of the two political parties. The first difference was that the Aam Aadmi Party adopted a pragmatic plan as soon as it entered politics. There was no room for fanciful and fanciful slogans. The Aam Aadmi Party has promised free electricity of up to 200 units in Delhi, free water of up to 200 litres, elimination of corruption from government offices of up to 81%, health clinics at the local level, excellent treatment facilities at the government hospitals and a free bus service for women in which cameras are installed and connected to the security control room.

Its best initiatives in Covid-19, zero increase in electricity prices in the last seven years, free electricity supply to more than 300,000 households in Delhi, revolutionary initiatives for farmers of Delhi and 98% success rate of Delhi government schools in board exams, savings of more than 500 crores in infrastructure projects, hundreds of thousands of jobs and new employment opportunities and a number of other initiatives. Aam Aadmi Party is the only political party, in comparison to the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress, which is at the top in terms of transparency in political funding in India. The Aam Aadmi Party is the only party in India that reports the identity of all its donors to the Election Commission and the Income Tax Department. Meanwhile only 17% of the funds received by Congress and only 35% of the political funds received by the BJP are on record.

In Pakistan, too, people had similar expectations from PTI. People wanted to see Pakistan change and develop. But the PTI failed to deliver practically. It neither raised the slogan of serving the “aam aadmi” nor showed practical performance like the Aam Aadmi Party.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf lacked strategy and could not get out of VIP culture. Reforms could not be brought, nor was there any example of good governance. The services of the Aam Aadmi Party are mentioned in the above-mentioned fields. Didn't PTI also need to work and deliver in the same areas? It was desperately needed! But it is a pity that we could not see Pakistan change.

If Imran Khan showed consistency, it was only to the extent of slogans that suggest that everyone else is a thief. It is a pity that Imran Khan made such sloganeering his lifeline and that of his party.

The past is over. I request PTI Chairman Imran Khan that instead of asking for an early election date, the two provinces where they have existing governments, together with their chief ministers, should not only plan public services but also implement them. Also, they must show by actions as to what agenda and strategy they will implement if they get another opportunity to govern the country.

If they succeed in changing Pakistan, it will be through public service. And if the people see Pakistan changing, there will be no need for Khan Sahib to keep up empty rhetoric against other forces.