BJP is attacking Arvind Kejriwal personally through political advertisements in Delhi’s newspapers. Really, this shows the lows of politics. Earlier, Saffron party had attacked Kejriwal and his children; however, today they have crossed their limits. In the ad, published in Hindi, BJP said, “Republic Day is regarded by many as a national festival and they feel proud about it. However, your troublemaker community was ready to disrupt it.” The saffron party’s taunt reference was to Kejriwal’s threats of disrupting Republic Day Parade last year and his complaint that he was not invited this year to the celebrations.
Like him or hate him, surely one has to acknowledge his efforts and the daredevil challenges Kejriwal takes. Be it taking on capitalists like Ambanis and Adanis or taking on Modi in Varansai. The kind of political moves, he and AAP have made are so unorthodox that BJP is not able to counter it, while they have effectively defeated Congress and other regional political parties. BJP has nothing against him, they have only one issue of quitting the power in 49 days and that’s the only thing they bring up. BJP is running away from debating with AAP on Delhi’s issues. Perhaps, this is their ‘good governance’? It is upto Delhi’s residents to decide who will govern them. They will not choose Congress as they have experienced them in the past.
AAP has experience of 49 days. They had also done nothing in these days of ruling. They used the old tactics and surrendered themselves which has already proved fatal for Delhi. AAP’s 70 point programmes with its experience are next to impossible to achieve. People are more concerned about ‘alternative political system’, and it is quite necessary in terms of development especially in democratic nation. India as a nation definitely needs alternative dimensions in political system. We have seen Congress’ rules for more than 67 years and certainly Delhi should go with Arvind Kejriwal. They should not go with Kejriwal for his past credentials but to choose a new alternative vertical in Indian democratic diplomacy system.
Kejriwal had sufficient reasons to quit in 49 days. Even though, I subscribe to his views and sympathise with him as a person who practices politics in a different – unconventional way. The first reason to quit the government was that he had no absolute majority in Delhi Assembly. He had to bear the support of Congress which I feel he was reluctant to take and the second reason was he had to take on Narendra Modi. Perhaps, this proved to be a wrong step. Nevertheless, many voters, who loathe the corruption and communalism of BJP, will perhaps forgive him for such lapses. Whether Kejriwal will form the next government in Delhi or not, but one thing is for sure, he will succeed in taking the steam out of Modi waves.
AAP’s transparency in funding is about to bring in a huge difference. It cuts the root cause of all kinds of evil. Janlokpal Bill for which they are fighting can prevent even Arvind Kejriwal from indulging in corruption. ‘Right to Recall’ is a Brahmastra that voters can use against any leaders who forget their responsibility to the people who elected them. AAP thus have come up with solutions for kinds of problems we face since independence.
Recently, in a political rally PM said that, the only Jaributi (the proven medicine), for all problems in India is ‘Vikas’ (Development). He quoted an example that, if you try to inflate the tyre of a bicycle, and if one of the portions of tube becomes like a balloon, will you call it all round development? I wonder, why PM had not mentioned anything on eradicating corruption. In the above example, I ask, if there is a puncture in the tube, then can anyone ever think of having an inflated tyre? Same has happened so far in India, after 67 years of Independence. All the benefits of progress made in various areas have been nullified and eaten away by corrupt leaders, who have taken away the big chunk and benefits and stashed this huge money in banks abroad. Therefore, we are still a poor country. Many of the citizens in this country are even away from the basic needs of life. Modi, we respect you but please don’t suggest to vote on the basis of luck factor instead of competencies and skills. Modi himself knows that local BJP leadership does not have any match with competencies of Kejriwal and AAP (that’s why you brought whole BJP Army from India to Delhi for election week).
Irony is that, BJP is maintaining that there is still a Modi wave but they induced Kiran Bedi in the party and made her CM candidate to get wave to the shore. Such shallow and hollow statements will not cut any ice with the voters. Anyways, it’s right time to bring the right man to power and not to get fooled by fake promises and baseless allegations.