A month ago,India witnessed an Aam Aadmi having almost negligible political experience becoming the CM of Delhi.For majority of Indians, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal was a phenomenon.He seemed to be a visionary with focus on eradicating corruption and bringing ‘people’s rule’ in the city.The performance of AAP in Delhi elections was a pleasant surprise for many.It emerged as a strong alternative to BJP and Congress who were fed up of the ‘lal batti’ culture in Delhi.Kejriwal was like a breath of fresh air.
People had lot of expectations from AAP’s government. But I have an opinion that this person is a little naive in political matters. He tried to please people by declaring his subsidized water bill policy.By providing Delhi people 20 Kilo litres of free water for a month will not solve the actual problem of unavailability of water in Delhi.His focus should rather have been on providing water 24×7 to people and also to lakhs of households who do not have any piped connection to water supply.But that would be a challenging task as it would require planning.So he found an easy way out to gain popularity by doing some changes in the rates of Delhi Jal Board.Moreover,for every litre of free water the money will have to be extracted from the government treasure.So his free water policy might be good for middle class families but this does not seem to be very effective in the long run.
Of course,not being very experienced in politics he is bound to do mistakes. But what happened in Delhi few days ago is simply deplorable when he went on protest demanding state government’s control over Delhi Police and suspension of Delhi Cops who refused to comply with Law Minister Somnath Bharti’s order to conduct raid on the African residents on Khirkee extension.Delhi cops didnot co-operate with Bharti because they didnot have any warrant or concrete proof against them.That was actually very sensible and in accordance with the law.But that did not stop Bharti from barging in the area along with the mob , forcefully raiding four African women,beating them up and forcing them to give urine samples in public. When those women clearing the dope test ,no word of apology came from him. And Kejriwal’s decision of defending Bharti make him appear as a racist and a person of little political intelligence.Not taking any action against Somnath Bharti, the party is proving itself to be no different from BJP and Congress which defend the corrupt people of their won parties.
The most amusing moment was when AK called off the protest calling it as ‘half victory’,when Lt. Guv sent those two cops on paid leave for three days(finally somebody rewarded them for following the law 😉 ).
One more thing which I find very stubbornly foolish about AK is his firm faith in God.So firm that he does not need any security (lol…God could not save Pope John Paul II from assassination attack).I respect his Aam Aadmi ideology but he is a CM,an important person too.The state will in huge loss if something happens to him.He should try to think with a little maturity and responsibility rather than stubbornly sticking to his over-idealistic approach.
AK has definitely created a buzz in Indian Politics but he is yet to build a strong foundation in politics.Experiment with a new party can be conducted on state level but the same cannot be done at the central level.