Can the Supreme Court’s directive to the Centre to take a decision on forming an alternative government in Delhi or go for a fresh election, be considered as a resurgence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which otherwise is struggling to get a foothold in Delhi after deserting it in mid-way?
On Sunday August 3, AAP’s chief Arvind Kejriwal through posters and volunteers urged us – the aam aadmi of Delhi to attend his public meeting at Jantar Mantar on August 3, from where he gave a clarion call urging citizens to support his party for a fresh election. He didn’t miss the opportunity to slam the BJP and claimed that the BJP that bagged 32 seats in the last Assembly election had been running away from contesting the election, fearing a defeat.
Mr Kejriwal and his AAP must be on ‘Cloud 9’ and have got down with renewed vigour for a fresh election, but did they ever think of the underlying sentiments of the voters of Delhi? People have got tired with this politics of blame game, with no development in the nation’s capital.
As a nameless, faceless Indian citizen, who obviously has no access to the 49-day old ex-CM of Delhi, may I muster courage to ask him through this column – my only medium of communication, why should people of Delhi again vote him to power? Could he prove his credentials as a responsible administrator? Should we the people of this country simply support him because he talked big, challenged Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi fantasising himself as the next PM of India? Does Mr Kejriwal think that elections are fought free of cost?
For your kind information Kejriwal Sa’ab, you should have known better as you were an Income Tax officer prior plunging into activism and politics – that it’s the taxpayers’ money that is used to conduct an election. From your actions and asking for a fresh election, it’s clear that you have scant respect for the hard earned money of the common man. Like large number of NGOs, we don’t get foreign funds to run our families!
You can’t hold us accountable for your whims and fancies. We voted you to power, and you became the CM of Delhi. We appreciate your crusade for the implementation of the Jan Lokpal Bill, but deserting your voters in the mid-way is beyond any logic and reasoning.
Both Kejriwal and his party should have considered the following points prior to asking for a fresh election and claiming to get an over-whelming majority, if a fresh election takes place.
- Despite becoming Delhi’s CM, why did he join the race for prime-ministership, challenging Narendra Modi from Varanasi?
- Instead of meeting some of your pre-poll promises, why did you continue to focus only on Jan Lokpal Bill?
- What about the promises you made to Delhi’s auto-rickshaw drivers? They were your original and strongest support base and campaigned for you without charging anything?
- Why some of your strong members, who were there with you from initial days, left you, one by one?
- Did your announcement to reduce electricity and water tariff materialise, and provide any relief to the common man?
- Can you see the diminishing popularity of your party amongst the Delhi citizens?
- Why did you take U-turns several times on your own statements?
Mr Kejriwal, there is fatigue among people and the common man or the aam aadmi–the word you have cleverly used to your advantage– in understanding the ulterior motive behind your every move. Had you been genuinely interested in serving the state, you could have done so as the CM. Or, you could have acted as an opposition leader in the assembly. But, your ambition, like that of Julius Caeser, compelled you to dishonour the mandate you got from us.
You thought, if you could become a CM overnight, why not the PM! And, when it didn’t materialise, you are back with your gimmicks and theatrics, to get back your Mukhyamantri ki Kursi. Kindly spare us from your blame-game and cheap politics that aims at projecting you as a “crusader”.
(The opinion expressed in this column is solely that of the writer – A Nameless Indian)