news Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 4, 2015 | 03:18 pm IST  What was the reason behind Aam Aadmi Party's spectacular success in the recently concluded elections in Delhi? Before you come out with complicated theories, we will give the answer. It seems a leader back in Kerala was responsible for this. Stumped? Then, read on. In a religious meet, which took place in Kerala last week, Hussain Randathani, a local political leader claimed that the religious leader A P Kanthapuram was behind AAP's victory.  Randathani, a former Indian National League leader who later went on to unsuccessfully contest for a MLA seat as an independent candidate, praised Kanthapuram as someone who was like Abraham Lincoln, during the meet. Claiming that it was in fact Kanthapuram who was to be credited with AAP's victory, Randathani said, "Though I could not believe it initially, when I later went to Delhi, I came to know that Kejriwal is good friends with the religious leader. Kejriwal then asked for Kanthapuram's help to win the elections and the latter obliged".  He added that though leaders outside the state respected Kanthapuram, leaders in Kerala did not value him at all.  A video of Randathani's speech, which was uploaded on social media, has now gone viral. Post by Pulari Pk Pk In another incident in Kerala, flex boards congratulating AAP were put up in the state by a local political party. The party also claimed that it was they who in fact had started the anti-corruption movement and later on AAP picked it up.  The flex board put up by Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy (JSS)  carries a photograph of their leader K R Gouriamma along with that of Kejriwal. A message accompanying the pictures congratulates the AAP for its victory in the Delhi Assembly elections and then goes on to say that the JSS has begun the anti-corruption movement and later Kejriwal and the APP picked up the idea.  Post by Entevaka500. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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