— Concluded —
It’s already getting a little tiring, with usual faux pas and evidence of ugly clay-footedness of those who has been tom-tommed as incorruptible and presented as usherers of radical departure in Indian politics, but the relevance of the latest political development is assuming a seriously sombre spectre. Not because of the new political kids on the block per se but on account of how they have been lapped up by big-money subversionists fronted by Ford Foundation and how these personally ambitious have been co-opted by the mother of corruption Congress Party. The danger is compounded by perfectly well-meaning people who would not admit to their poor judgement and get off their emotional momentum even when faced with evidence of AAP — Common Man’s Party — being without any leadership quality or character, capability or competence.
Its business at usual : corruption will remain, but for cosmetic perception; money stashed abroad will continue to increase to be brought in whenever intervetions are required; the semblence of democracy will exist as a charade, without a unifying national consciousness.
AAP phenomenon is a blip before the global oligarchy at work. The real danger is the home-grown BJP and its well-received leader, Narendra Modi !
How about governance ?
Roads, new schools n colleges, buses, emergency services, water bodies …
People supportive of the new outfit, the “useful idiots” who have no idea of the future misery they are uleashing today, have gone on to question the psychology behind those who have publicly expressed thei doubts. How about capability by evidence from past, character by consistency between speech and action, and performance from D1 in office … as criteria ?
“In a morning of November 2012 when we were busy discussing the launching event slated for the 26th of the month, I was witness to Kejriwal dismissing a young woman from the Nav Bharat Party like that. The poor, energetic, young lady was trying to impress upon him the virtue of individual liberty and a free market.
Paraphrasing what Kejriwal said to the young woman in Hindi, I quote him: “I have seen a lot of governments. None is either left or right. They are all centrist. As and when we make a government, we have to toe more or less the same line.” This dismissive remark exposes two things. One, he simply does not know the subject he is speaking about. Two, he is going to offer India nothing new.”
Amidst news of admittance of history-sheeters and general elections in another 3-4 months, I found suggestons of going slow on voicing my concerns unacceptable … The trouble with ignoring the tell-a-tale signs was that we’ll have to live with compounded damages for the next 5 years ! In my assessment, it was not AAP but Narendra Modi of BJP who was the real outsider here, who is also strong and resourceful enough to usher in a totally different kind of politics anchored in Nation First, Zero Corruption, People-Centered Bureaucracy and Development… all of which has been in utter contempt of successive government regimes since long.
There was one more reason why I trusted @narendramodi !
His intimate familiarity with Vivekananda… and his vision, in which the nation is always held as the first.
vs the AAP upstart who says, ” we don’t have a vision but our intent is good.”
What is intent without a vision, in the context of public administration ?
When AAP well-wishers cringed at well-reasoned criticism, it was expected. But when they pleaded for lenient view of facts unfolding before us, they also projected a presumed “error” on part of critics. I wondered why it is difficult for AAP supporters to appreciate that there could be people out there who might have lesser tolerance to mere emotional appeals and tall promises, and who might insist on consistency and accountability at highest levels of public administration if only because it is so very important for our country and our countrymen. The highest political offices were no nursery or training ground for novices.
I chose an opportunity to lay out my understanding and stance to an AAP supporter in these words :
So too, with reservations : the politics of scarcity. I see it not only ineffective and ugly, it is also immorally discriminatory and hence unconstitutional. How can the State discriminate in as basic a need as survival and livelihood ? Is the other person in the same economic level, with comparable dire wants, any the less worthy of survival and livelihood opportunity ?
Now, if AAP is pursuing what is done by present and previous governments, then we expect it to extend the same immoral and unonstitutional measures into law and order and judicial areas, too ! The present Union Home Minister is on record in this regard : deal leniently with crimes done by minorities; set up separate courts for them. Is that also to be expected from AAP ?
03 In a worsening scenario, shall we be extending such special treatment in the case of defence and emergency services ! Defend the minorities first; save the minorities first. Is that what you will be defending next ?
If you’ve missed it, in drummed up din of the media and prejudiced catcalls, the BJP has at least tried, and States which it governs are actually implementing with spectacular success : an economic political policy defined by abundance. All of them provide cheap enough but payable water and electric supply services ! In warped and twisted environment established by successive Congress govts, that seems pretty much radical to me.
That is what I understood, I reported …
There would be too many … who’ve been fooled by #AAP !
But why wouldn’t people remember :
EVERYBODY has feet of clay. The one who makes no attempt to hide that could indeed be a friend ! The one who does can only con you and, in fact, is a demon in the making. We’ve seen too many by now …
Then, true enough, came on air someone who knew what he was talking about : serious, damning and categorical ! The former R&AW intelligence officer deemed AAP pro-jihadi and anti-national, executing a script extended by inimical quarters in Pakistan, publicly challenging AAP and its leader Prashant Bhushan to take him to court on that !
And Medha Patkar lent her support to to AAP … She was one who was discussing with a US citizen, in the business of channelling international funding and dishing out awards to pliant “leaders” with capacity for stalling development projects in the country, how she had influence amongst the judiciary !
And Ford Foundation was common to both Medha Patkar and Arvind Kejriwal…