The results to the 2020 Delhi legislative assembly election are slowly being revealed, with the leading party currently being the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
However, the real winner here is not really any particular party, according to me, instead the biggest defeat has been of the Hindu-Muslim hatred that was plaguing the city for some time.
With the entire Indian social media filled with posts about the Delhi elections and the upcoming results, one thing that jumped out was people commenting on how this election has proven that Hindu-Muslim divide will not be working anymore.
Here are some posts that explain it better:
Delhi Polls 2020 was not between Hindus and Muslims. It was between Vikas Hindus and Bhadaas Hindus.Madhavan Narayanan यांनी वर पोस्ट केले सोमवार, १० फेब्रुवारी, २०२०
This is the tight slap for who always thinking dirty #Hindu_Muslim Politics.— WaQuar Anwer (@Er_Waquar) February 11, 2020
In 2015 @ArvindKejriwal was wall who stopped modi Wave. In 2019 @ArvindKejriwal is the medicine who stops the politics of hatred by fulfilling people's requirements. #DelhiResults #DelhiElections2020 #AAPWinningDelhi pic.twitter.com/HKrnjSlmRv— anshul gautam (@anshul97) February 11, 2020
India won. Good people won. Qualified governance and delivery of service to the public won.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 11, 2020
Hate lost, and even better, the haters don't have any way to save face. Jai Hind! https://t.co/ctIYcU6lJ0
The dividing politics which were at play during the campaigning season before the Delhi elections has been hidden from no one. With endless insults being thrown at AAP and its work, Union Minister, Anurag Thakur, chanting “Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maro salon ko” at an election rally, creating fear about the Mughal coming to power again, all were to sway the voters over the ruling party’s side.
BJP’s Kapil Mishra in a series of tweets on 23rd January 2020 also likened the upcoming election as between India and Pakistan. He tweeted that, “India vs Pakistan 8th February Delhi. There will a contest on Delhi Roads between India and Pakistan on February 8.”
There were also news and comments, mostly from BJP followers on how Shaheen Bagh was becoming a mini Pakistan or Islamic state and thus a danger to India and its citizens.
This has also highlighted how BJP’s communal campaign tactics have rarely worked with them losing out in states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand which have a significant Hindu population.
But it seems this has not worked in their favour as they’d hoped, and instead united people of all religions, Hindu, Muslim and others too against them.
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