Both LSP and AAP are formed as anti corruption parties as the primary agenda. But that’s the only major similarity. A lot of supporters now wants to see both these parties work together. The contrast we see in the style of their politics is very clear. But there is more to it. Below are some examples why we will not see AAP and LSP alliance.
I will agree that we don’t know the official position of Aam Admi party on several things. Given that it is only a day old party, we can give them a break. But based on the position of the top most leaders of the party, I think we can see where they are going.
Genetically Modified Food: Prashanth Bhushan appeared for PIL in Supreme court to suspend all field trails on genetically modified food. Dr JP filed to lift the same ban in Supreme court, saying GM food is ” perfectly safe” and opposition is just ” fear, scare-mongering and aversion to monopolies”.
Diesel Price Hike: LSP has “welcomed” the decision of price hike saying it is much needed. Arvind Kejriwal was furious on the price hike and said government should instead go after the scamsters and raise revenue that way instead of rising the prices. We also know that Arvind raised a huge protest against the electricity price hike in New Delhi.
Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Arvind Kejriwal met with SP Udaykumar and given total support to the protesters against the nuclear plant. Prashanth Bhushan filed a case in Supreme Court against the orders of fueling the Nuclear plant. We know that they totally oppose Kudankulam. There was no mention of Kudankulam from Dr JP or LSP yet.
FDI: We know Loksatta “welcomed” the FDI in retail sector. Dr JP said FDI “will benefit the farmer and the consumer, and stimulate the economy”. While we are still waiting for a solid response from Mr Kejriwal, he recently promised his supporters that he would protest against FDI.
Manmohan & Coal Scam: Arvind Kejriwal (and Anna Hazare) listed out Manmohan Singh to be investigated in the coal scam. Dr JP about this said – “wild allegations in irrational exuberance and in reckless abandon for principle”. Dr JP also said Manmohan and Narendra Singh Modi, among other “maintain high standards of conduct and probity against heavy odds”. We know Arvind Kejriwal thinks Modi “has not been just accused of communal riots”, but also “playing a prominent role in protecting the corrupt ministers”
The point of the post is not to make one party look bad over the other. They may be right in their own way. But my point is, both are so strong believers, that they would take personal interest in filing cases in the Supreme Court, opposite each others views (GM food). I don’t see them working together on a lot of issues.