The passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the parliament on 11 December has brought with itself a state of unrest across the entire country. Now the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is widely seen as discriminatory for the minority, and recently caused a blast of violence in the country’s capital. With the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections 2020, it is crystal clear that this law will cost BJP a furor in the elections. It is extremely unlikely that the BJP will score any good for the Delhi elections.
Tremendous opposition to the NRC and CAA is from the Muslim community. The recent incidents of the students’ manhandling by the Delhi police, has exacerbated the situation. The BJP, already having an unsettling opinion about itself in the country’s minority population, has now been freshly labeled by the opposition as an ‘Anti-Muslim’ party. The countrywide protests followed by the detention of protesters are costing BJP the remaining minority votes day by day. We should note that there is around 12% Muslim population in Delhi. These votes have now been directed to AAP or INC and it will be a surprise if BJP will even get 1% Muslim votes in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2019.
BJP’s contender Aam Aadmi Paty is leaving no stone unturned to leverage this situation and polarize the voters. Both parties are busy splashing up dirt on each other. AAP’s Manish Sisodiya demonstrated irresponsible and ugly behavior when he tweeted a video of a cop carrying a container. He claimed that the police was setting up fire in Delhi and that the violence was carried out under police protection. However, media reports later revealed that the container the cop was carrying had water in it, and it was to extinguish the fire.
Taken the current scenario into consideration, the BJP has lost the ground for the Delhi Election battle. It has handed AAP a weapon that paves way for re-appointment of Kejriwal, who has already enjoyed support by dispensing freebies throughout the term. BJP’s obsession of NRC and CAA will definitely result in its fall for Delhi Assembly Elections 2020.