Thursday, March 20, 2014

Why Mr. Arwind Kejriwal disappointed me?

© Written by Tarang Sinha


Few years back, when I saw a movie Nayak, I found it very dramatic and impractical but on 28th December 2013, when Mr. Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi, it seemed surreal and the movie Nayak reeled in my mind again.

Arwind Kejriwal undoubtedly created a huge impact. Anna Hazaare was indeed the real face of 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement but I think, Arwind Kejriwal arranged and managed that protest so skillfully that it turned into a revolution.

We all know about the Indian Emergency Period 1975-77. Many of us have not witnessed that historical event but I think Jan Lokpal Andolan somehow recreated that effect to some extent. It was a rage for change and I salute the people of India especially Delhi for their energy that made this revolution a huge success! The whole aura said that “Yes, the condition of our country is surely going to change. Yes, that time has finally arrived.”

I’ve really admired Mr. Kejriwal for his thoughts, zeal, determination that reflected a genuine sense of patriotism. 

People started analyzing and judging him as the CM as the expectation was giant. People forgot about the last government and expected magical change from the new CM. Other political parties did not lose any chance to pull him down which was inevitable. I really thought it was too early to judge him and he needed some time to do something substantial. The pace he took for making announcements seemed effectual.
But now, when I/Delhites look back, we surely feel a bit confounded and disappointed. He somehow shattered the expectations and hope of so many people.

I wonder why Mr. Arvind Kejriwal disappointed me. I’ve analyzed that:

He goes overboard while making statements thus losing the credibility of his own words.





He said he won’t join politics ever, he made his own party in 2012. We thought probably it was a right thing to do so we totally ignored the alteration of his words.

He said he’ll ‘never’ give/take support to/of any political party. He made the government with the support of Congress, the most corrupt political party, according to him. Again, we thought it was the right thing to do and he must get a chance to bring some change. We ignored.

He said he won’t take ‘Sarkari Bungalow’ but he took one. We ignored as it was totally justified for a CM of Delhi. But now, even after resigning, he did not vacate it. I felt bad.

He said, he won’t contest LS elections, now he is planning to contest against Mr. Narendra Modi, hoping to create the magic as he did with Ms. Sheila Dixit.

He said he won’t give LS tickets to the sitting MLAs but now, Ms. Rakhi Bidlan gets one.

He went overboard while making promises.

Now, I can’t ignore.

He has the tendency to leave things midway and reflects instability.

I think, his resignation as the CM was very disappointing and irresponsible.

There’s a saying “Busy without Business”. Some people have the tendency to look very busy while they don’t do anything substantial. His 49 days tenure reminds me of that saying.

I don’t think he has done a commendable job as a CM. you may ask ‘what do you expect in just 49 days?’ I would say ‘who asked him to leave things midway and resign?’

It’s not that you have thought or said something and it has to be done right then and there. You have to be patient and should struggle and Mr. kejriwal knows that very well then what was the hurry?

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He just want to create uproar and instigates people to participate…always. People were always with him but a serious government doesn’t run by doing “Dharnas”. Being the CM of Delhi, his dharna and protest on Somnath Bharti’s case was again irresponsible and disgraceful. Action is always better than shouting!

He thinks ‘He is always right and everyone else is always wrong.’ His teammate and friend Mr. Kumar once said an idiom that ‘Jua khelna buri baat hain, main kheloon to aur baat hai’ it goes aptly with Mr. Kejriwal.

Moreover, the enthusiasm he shows regarding investigation against other political parties diminishes when it comes to his own party. He decides if they are wrong or right.

He makes false statements to glorify his deeds. 

He always accuses others, sometimes without any proof. Before joining politics, he had many documents as proof against corrupt politicians. Everything took a backseat when he got powers.




He sometimes uses disgraceful language, following the footsteps of many other political leaders.

He said Republic Day Ceremony a VIP tamasha and later found sitting there among the VIPs.

He believes in show off.

His outer appearance! Yes, it matters, especially when you’re at a supreme designation. That irritating muffler. That oversized jacket! Huh! He is an educated, well-known, well-to-do personality. Being an Aam Aadmi doesn’t mean you can’t look presentable and tidy.

His regular takiya-Kalam "Main bahut chhota aadmi hoon. Meri koi aukat nahin hai." is hammering!

I have no interest in politics but I felt that Mr. Kejriwal made the Indian politics interesting. I started to track the ongoing movements of Indian politics during Delhi elections. He seemed different. He exhibited tremendous truthfulness and hope. People of India and Delhi extended tremendous support. He got a golden opportunity to shine and help India shine but I feel he missed that opportunity.

Let’s see what happens in Lok Sabha Elections.







13 comments:

  1. Very true, we all "Dilliwallas" were delighted when he took oath, but just in a few days he stepped back and just betrayed us.

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  2. I agree! He lost that zeal, focus somewhere!

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    1. He is focusing on LS elections now...

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  3. My thoughts exactly ! Although I do understand that he was under a lot of pressure and some way during that he blabbered out wrong things, which is very human. I only hope that we are wrong and that he still is what he claims he is..

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    1. Hi Nupur! The pressure was inevitable. I hope so...

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  4. well i think what he did was totally right except 1 or 2 cases.. but there is a need of this things.. if we see this from a different perspective we would found that there is beginning of change in indain politics.. which is heading towards right things.. I see Gandhi in him.. those simple living.. simple dress.. same ideology .. dharna and all..
    There is a need of man like mahatma gandhi which i found in him... i wish this time he gets a clean majority and make those incomplete dreams complete.. :) :)

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    1. I've admired him and that's why ignored when he went overboard sometimes, thinking that Indian politics is going to change. But Gradually I've realized that sometimes he is too much and irresponsible!!

      Simple living doesn't mean you can't look presentable and tidy.

      Maybe you should read this article one more time...:)

      I hope what you're saying is right. Let's hope for the best!

      By the way, have you seen that censored video of Aaj Tak where he manipulates Punya Prasun Vajpayee?

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  5. well i think what he did was totally right except 1 or 2 cases.. but there is a need of this things.. if we see this from a different perspective we would found that there is beginning of change in indain politics.. which is heading towards right things.. I see Gandhi in him.. those simple living.. simple dress.. same ideology .. dharna and all..
    There is a need of man like mahatma gandhi which i found in him... i wish this time he gets a clean majority and make those incomplete dreams complete.. :) :)

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  6. Well yes!! I've seen that video.. but frankly speaking I dint found anything wrong in that.. and I have seen the clarification video of that video where Kejriwal explained what happened there... I've even heard that Punya Prasun Vajpayee has joined BJP..
    See the important thing is "Questions" which he is raising which are really legitimate questions in the current scenario and not this odd videos made on him.. and this "Questions" should be the base for constructive discussions which would lead to correct Answers..
    And yes looking from a general perspective, I do feel sometimes there is a need of little homework before every actions AAP performs.. But all action they performed they had clean "NIYAT" which attracts me more..
    I hope and I have belief in them that they will do this homework in a right way.. Let's hope for the best... :) :)
    And I humbly request you Delhiite not to loose hope on Arvind Kejriwal.. :) :)

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    1. I've said it before that 'I hope what you're saying is true and let's hope for the best...' still, in my opinion Mr, Kejriwal has lost the credibility of his own words.

      Just showing your clean NIYAT is not enough. You have to act responsible and stable and recent conduct of Mr. Kejriwal and AAP members reflected otherwise.

      Nothing is wrong in politics I guess, especially when one checks his statements and promises. But for a person like Mr. Kejriwal, who keeps ranting about ethics and TRANSPARENCY, if you think manipulating an important interview, which reflected his thoughts and ideas & was going make an impact on his voters, is right, then I'm sorry I don't have to say anything.

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  7. We are too hard on AK - we have just given him one chance to prove himself, that too in a minority Govt, and we are already judging him!

    I can easily say that AK is better than most politicians out there - can you refuse this?

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    1. I'm not being harsh. I'm just disappointed because he seemed irresponsible, unstable and went overboard while making statements.

      He had got a golden chance to prove himself but he lost it. Nobody had asked him to resign. He should have resigned on a single issue when he had got a chance to work for many other (Basic) issue.

      Although, somewhere, I still want to believe that he can bring a change but for me, he has lost the credibility of his own words. How can you say he wouldn't act irresponsibly when he gets another chance in LS. And how can he even compare himself with Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri?

      It's good that you still trust him though...

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