Sunday, July 26, 2015

Caesar's New Wife

Arvind Kejriwal's rise in politics is no less than the rags to riches story. His entry was exceptional and the echo national. If debuting with 28 seats was his ascent to political summit of Delhi then securing a massive 67 seats in 2015 is when he conquered that summit.

The path between his ascent and his conquest was not smooth. It was a steep slope where he came down rolling. He resigned after remaining in power for 49 days to fulfil his bigger aspiration. Inspired by his own greatness, he went to Varanasi to fight LS election against Modi only to come back humiliated. His party lost deposit in as many as 400 seats across India.

People who clamoured in favour of AAP for its idealism are now seeing naked truth of its realism. Even intellectuals who claim to be politically neutral (politically neutral means people who are aligned to none but resigned to hate Modi) have also become disillusioned with Arvind Kejriwal- who was once seen as last resort to take on Modi.

Kejriwal may have consolidated the power within his party by purging ‘theoretical intellectuals’ like Bhusans and Yogendra Yadav but the political stage that he is now in is pregnant with hypocrisies.

His fraudulent manner of attacking everyone under the protection of sanctimonious virtue is exposed with luminous finality by the deeds of his own MLAs. Within 5 months of being in power, his 2 MLAs including one minister, are in jail while many others are facing serious charges including molestation, cheating, assaulting and forgery. He has soiled his immaculate self under the paragon of Gandhism - always speaks truth and only truth until and unless it's about his own party-men. He wears the cloak of honesty to purchase sycophancy. Till eleventh hour of Jiten Singh Tomar's (law minister) arrest he preached righteousness and vociferously defended him but when the truth was out he pretended ignorance.

All this long his modus operandi has been - spread the plague of cynicism, build hysteria by creating pandemoniac situation and then portray himself to be the panacea. His cinematographic talent facilitate not only pretending but also preying. He preys on ignorance, on gullible- be it on splurging on populist measures or playing communal politics by taking out candle march for Gaza (Yes, the soldiers of AAP who proudly carry epaulettes of ignorance on their shoulders took out a candle march for Gaza). He was himself seen pandering for Muslim votes (horse trading) in a sting video. Jarnail Singh, MLA from Tilak Nagar blatantly supported Khalistan movement while Amanatullah Khan, MLA from Okhla put sympathetic posters of Batla House terrorists to garner votes during the assembly election (an art learned from Congress). Interestingly, in 2014 Kejriwal tweeted for the arrest of Amanatullah Khan but then gave AAP ticket to him in 2015. Isn't the art of political survival strange?

The street theatre in which he indulged and resigned for in his first term i.e Jan Lokpal Bill is now nowhere in his list. A party which claims to be austere passed a budget of ₹520 crore to mold a new image of its leader. Below are his a year old tweets:

"Which party paid how much money and to which media house for ads?"

"Will Times Now disclose the amount of advertising money it has received from Modi?"

One needs serious guilt free personality to blackmail others through virtue while trading one's own. Moreover, Kejriwal has always managed to plant the weight of his failures upon others with cowardly glib. If Capitalism and Imperialism are Marxists obsession then Modi and Delhi Police are AAP's compulsion. It follows the below algorithm:

Policy Paralysis: Blame Modi Law & Order: Blame Delhi Police Local Issues: Blame MCD For everything else there is Lt Gov Najeeb Jung.

The evil is always on the other side. Arvind Kejriwal may be husband to his wife but is a wife to Caesar- above reproach.

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