Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Jan Lokpal And The Curious Case Of Arvind Kejriwal
In my last few posts I was desperately trying to uncover the veneer that Arvind Kejriwal was wearing for some time. All that I want as the harvest of my exertions is for the people to see the real face of Arvind Kejriwal. All that I want at the end is people to realize how in disguise of being a backer of anti-corruption Arvind in fact was/is supporting the very corrupts who he pretended to fight against. Hope people are smart enough to gauge what material this Kejriwal chap is made up and how in the name of ‘fight against corruption’ he is a proxy agent of the very corrupts that we all are fed up with. If you haven’t read those two pieces of mine, I will urge you to read them first at here and here.
Now since the love-love relationship of Arvind and Congress party is more or less established, we may not venture there any further. It is now more stimulating to analyze what the future holds for Arvind Kejriwal and his moronic party AAP. More so when our parliament passed the Lokpal Bill today.
But before we go there, I want to ask all of you a very simple question – for how long you think Arvind and his party AAP can survive in our political scene? No, don’t answer me but keep that in back of your mind and try to correlate with the post as it opens up. This would be a very small exercise for you to get rid of your misconception if you feel AAP is the best thing happened to India after independence and we need AAP to govern us till eternity. For the rest, just map if my thought process matches with yours or not.
Arvind Kejriwal rose to fame by virtue of a lone agenda. And that is corruption. Most of us will agree corruption is a malaise that our nation is suffering for quite some time. But that is not the only problem that we as a nation are challenged with. Even if we eradicate corruption 100% that still won’t ensure food in every plate or 24 hours electricity or medical facility for all or education to every one of us and many more such prevailing shortcomings. Corruption could be a cause of many problems but not all. There are policies to be made; we have this vast economy to manage along with bridging the deficit in many sectors including the trust deficit as a nation we are facing vis-à-vis the potential foreign investors. We have to maintain a certain level of social harmony in a vast diversified country like ours. I am sorry; appeasement is never a step towards maintaining a harmonious atmosphere. Trust me when I say this, we as a nation are sitting atop a volcano itching to erupt without giving any warning. Thanks to our over appeasing politicians and governments, the day this volcano will erupt, it will sweep away many things along with it.
Coming back to the topic. Has anybody ever heard Arvind talking about anything else other than corruption? You may argue he doesn’t have to as he is fighting his battle against corruption. Fair enough but then he shouldn’t aspire to fight politics and form democratically elected governments either. I will appreciate a corruption free society but at the same time I would also anticipate my government to deliver on other expected lines. This is where I see no future for Arvind Kejriwal. His future even looked bleaker after I went through their manifesto for the Delhi elections. Each and every promise in that piece of paper talked a great lot on how clueless Arvind is when it comes to governance. He claims to reduce the electricity bill by 50% but I doubt if he had done any mathematics to see what the financial implications on the state for any such jingoism. Ditto goes with his promise of 700 liter free water to each household on daily basis. I am ready to stick my neck out and say – the phenomenal success of AAP in Delhi is largely because of these two points. People went gaga over AAP since the idea of half electricity bill and no money for water consumption was too juicy a proposition to not drool around. This again proves where corruption in society stands in the list of concerns when it comes to day-to-day livelihood. Now that the seats are won and Arvind realizes his grave mistake in promising too much without doing any kind of homework, he is shying away from forming the government. Because if he does, he will be thoroughly exposed since in no way his gas bags (read manifesto) could be materialized. Within a small time frame Arvind will look as naked as the politicians he was accusing of being corrupt all this while.
This could perhaps be the reason why he and his team of clowns are hell-bent in opposing Anna Hazare and the amended Lokpal. Because one could rarely built a prolonged career by just accusing others. The entire Milky Way may be corrupt but that doesn’t prove you are the last hope left. For that to happen at some point you need to stop blaming others and take some responsibilities to showcase your metal. Else, you can fool the public once or at best twice by finger pointing at the shitty asses of others but not always. There will be an intersection where people will turn back and ask uncomfortable questions against your own credentials. Arvind is smart enough to realize this and he also realizes that he doesn’t have particularly impressive replies to answer back the citizens when that uncomfortable situation eventually will arise. Hence the safest way to remain relevant and in public eyes is by keeping that platform of finger pointing available always. And that platform can remain intact only if the Lokpal remains pending perpetually. Or else Arvind would be forgotten by the public quicker than they forgot Jugal Hanshraj.
That is perhaps why the lose mouth morons of AAP are all over the place in defaming Anna and the latest proposed Lokpal Bill. Because they know, the moment the bill is passed by both houses the death warrant will be signed against their respective political career. They can’t possibly be left with the option of blaming every god damn living thing in India. That is quite dangerous a scenario for the false pious mask that each member of AAP is so accustomed in wearing for last 3 years. They may not admit but the entire AAP gang knows very well the 28 seats they won is just a fluke. They also know if they go into a poll in six months they will land up getting half of what they won or worse even getting wiped out completely. Arvind is too smart to realize with their loving Lokpal and finger pointing option out of the equation, they pretty much have nothing left to shout about. To make the matter worse they don’t even have anything noteworthy of their own, except some wild farts to tell the voters of Delhi.