The year 2014 has witnessed one of the most exciting phases in the history of Independent India. It began with the Aam Admi Party (AAP) emerging as a strong political outfit in Delhi and performing exceedingly well in the Assembly elections – an achievement that had not been foreseen even by the political pundits.
Arvind Kejriwal replaced Sheila Dikshit who had been comfortably seated in power as the Chief Minister for the past fifteen years. This event was followed by Arvind Kejriwal's resignation that forced the imposition of president's rule in National Capital.
This rather chaotic event was followed by the Lok Sabha Polls (General elections). One may regard this as one of the most exciting phases of Indian politics with even the global media closely following how political events unfolded in world's largest democracy.
Narendra Modi traveled about 300,000 km for 437 public meetings in 25 states and addressed voters using innovative 3D rallies at 1350 places. Narendra modi's media blitzkrieg had such an impact that almost entire nation reverberated with chants of Abki baar Modi sarkar.
The Indian National Congress suffered the worst defeat of its history. The defeat was so ignominious that the party could not even qualify for the LoP post.
The BJP attained complete mandate and Narendra Modi – the man who was once scorned by the Indian media, despised by his political opponents and denied entry by the US, was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of the world's largest democracy. It was the beginning of a new era.
As the year takes the final bow, let's turn back and have a look on some of the major political events that turned out to be the landmarks in history.
Some of them are as follows: