Despite anomalous manifestations on the path to power, popular pressure may now hold the AAP and its members to objective standards, besides compelling other parties and politicians to aspire to these standards. Witness Rahul Gandhi's denunciation of the ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers, or his intercession on the Adarsh Commission report (although the Bharatiya Janata Party, unfazed, is seeking electoral gains through sectarian alliances in Karnataka).
1 There is certainly a role for local community "mohalla sabhas", but it has to develop and evolve with responsible citizenship, and leadership.
2. "Changing our game", Shyam Ponappa, Business Standard, September 5, 2012