When Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was in its early day of formation, I remembered a sentence that Gadkari has said in one of the public meeting- “AAP Chillar Party hai”; but today, with the chillar party making decision and noise, netaji couldn’t take it. Nobody ever expected that Aam Aadmi Party will score so high and Kejriwal would take the position as Chief Minister of Delhi. No doubt, people have accepted him and I have seen that sense of belongingness in peoples’ mind for his party. Whatever allegations are made against AAP, without any concrete proof, lead voters to understand that conspiracies are made against them. I’m surprised to hear the words chosen by Gadkari like ‘deal’, ‘chillar’, ‘dukaan’, ‘shutter band’, a language used by Mumbai’s street boys. Seriously, I was thinking that he will become Union Minister one day, but I could not predict this. If he is not well informed about anything, then he should not spread misinformation. Ultimately, he will hurt the general sentiment that is built against the Congress, which may damage BJP’s chances in Lok Sabha elections. Gadkari said a deal was struck between Congress and AAP party leader Arvind Kejriwal to form a government in Delhi. Gadkari said that the Congress strategy was to prevent formation of a Bharatiya Janata Party government in Delhi and stop Narendra Modi from becoming the country’s prime minister. Now, let me allow to discuss this issue in detail.
Was this Gadkari’s personal insecurity speaking? We all know that BJP failed to come to power from last 10 years and had not retained power in 2004. His party ruled India for just six years and a few days, since Independence. First in 1996 his party ruled India for 13 days and after that for 13 months in 1998 and then from 1999 to 2004. There were no AAP or other parties to stop them from coming to power. It was public who never trusted them. They got clean sweep success over emotional issue of “Building Ram Mandir” but they betrayed people’s sentiments and lost the power. It’s Modi who made party back on tracks.
With such ‘great’ leaders like Gadkari, BJP could never even manage to survive. Since AAP came to existence, BJP and Congress utilised their entire force to malign, tarnish and vandalise their image, but nothing happened. Its voters who have given mandate to AAP to take charge. Is this not enough for BJP and Congress to learn a lesson?
Now the second point is, Gadkari said, “A deal was struck between Arvind Kejriwal and Congress in a five-star hotel, a person (familiar with the development) told me”. If the deal took place in a five star hotel, Gadkari should have demanded the CCTV footage of that hotel to check the authenticity of the informer, before going public with such baseless allegations. Since Kejriwal took oath as a chief minister, people have become restless. Some channels are busy in exposing Congress and some ministers are busy exposing Kejriwal. Why so much anxiety? Please understand, people have lost faith in you. By doing all sort of immature things you might hamper the remote chances of BJP coming to power.
The Congress, which has eight legislators, is providing outside support to the Aam Aadmi Party, which won 28 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly. The BJP has 31 seats. The remaining three seats are with the Shiromani Akali Dal, the Janata Dal-United and an Independent. In such awkward situation, BJP has clear chances to form government with the help of these three MLAs but they refused the biggest opportunity to form government.
When Kejriwal was part of Anna’s movement, same BJP leaders were saying, agitations will not solve the issues; contest elections, come to Parliament and make changes. Today, when they came to power, everyone is cursing them by various means, why? However, other parties are making difficulties and hurdles for Kejriwal; people are easing all difficulties for him. He is people’s leader and proved to be the man of the masses. The man, who vowed on his son that he won’t take the Congress’s support, became the Chief Minister with that party’s support. BJP stooped down to embarrassing levels to pull him behind but failed to succeed while Congress played very safe by giving support to him.
There is one more reason why people are not taking Gadkari‘s allegations seriously. It is because, Kejriwal and his AAP members exposed Gadkari’s land dealings and scams. After alleging a sweetheart deal between Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, real estate firm DLF and Haryana Chief Minister B S Hooda. Kejriwal uncovered Gadkari’s letter to Maharashtra Irrigation Minister Ajit Pawar to sanction him 100 acres of land that the government had acquired to build a dam in Khursapur village in Umred Taluka in Nagpur district but had been unable to use. Although, farmers from whom it had been acquired, wrote to the government seeking the return of the land, the government was unable to utilise, their requests went unheeded on the grounds the land was being used to ‘beautify’ the area. But when Gadkari asked for the land, with virtually indecent haste, Pawar permitted Gadkari’s companies to acquire it. Anyways, one allegedly corrupt minister of BJP who had to leave his President’s post due to corruption charges is alleging a newly sworn Delhi’s seventh Chief Minister. If Gadkari is making claims, then he should also give evidence. Gadkari knows the art of dealing; he has a good experience in that.
So, such an experienced political leader should stop wasting his energy over gossips and allegations. He should focus on constructive vote building policies for BJP. AAP has emerged and sustained so far, let the people decide their fate….