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Sheila vs Arvind: The Fight The Nation Is Waiting For

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By Ankush Kumar

She still has it in her to fight once again. He is a newbie in the race, chancing his luck with crores of frustrated people. This battle is not as one sided as it seems. Arvind Kejriwal & Sheila Dixit will lock horns in the forthcoming Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections and the entire nation will be watching the developments very closely.

Arvind Kejriwal is not a TV star or a movie icon, who walks into a constituency just before the elections, addresses issues of people and yet sounds like a moron. He is a shrewd tactician who has planned his entry with minimum fuss and maximum action in the past two years. Unlike many other urban leaders he is not just an E-phenomena. He has garnered faithful followers cutting across all sections of society.

The auto drivers, the taxiwallahs, the youth on social media and the retired uncles at the chai shop, all swear by him. By making the right noise in different circles he has succeeded in generating immense response amongst the people. Will all of this translate into votes is the big question?

If past is an indicator then the answer well and truly is ‘YES’ he will have votes. If Govinda can make a lame promise of changing the air for the people and win the elections, surely, atleast Kejriwal is intelligent. If we have leaders who compliment their opposition counterparts on their beauty, atleast this man is talking about the safety of woman. If we can have chief ministers who blame population influx as the reason for deteriorating law and order, atleast this man stands up for the common man.

Time and again he has challenged madam chief minister on the electricity issue, but it seems she is only interested in keeping her waning powers in check than addressing the power woes of the people.

The only threat to Arvind Kejriwal is from the non-electorate elements, which have been instrumental in Congress winning elections. If he can keep those elements at bay then maybe India could see the beginning of a new era in Indian politics.

P.S: The journey from 0 to 1 is the toughest. If Arvind Kejriwal pulls this off then AAP is well and truly on its way.


5 Reasons Why Aam Aadmi Party’s Civil Disobedience Is Justified



Allegations against Arvind Kejriwal and his party that his entire fast was a drama for political gains are gaining stead. Here are five reasons why even if the entire thing was for gains still the movement is justified.

  1. Firstly on sheer numbers, AAP claimed they got 9.6 lakh people to sign the letter of protest. The population of the national capital is approximately 20 million and 1 million is 5 percent of it. Not by any standards a small number in a democratic set-up. This simply means that the people of the day are being harassed in the name of electricity and water bills. Even if half of what AAP claims have signed the protest, it’s too large a number to be ignored and hence a movement is completely correct on accord.
  2. If this Deccan Herald report is to be believed, more than Rs. 60 million is pending from the account of MP’s (some even dead now) as far as non-payment of electricity and water bills are concerned. For them non-payment is convenient, for us it becomes illegal even if the bill looks more like ransom.
  3. A few said Kejriwal is doing all this to garner a few seats in the Delhi elections. To me, thankfully he is fasting, talking to the common man about his problems and taking up the issue in a manner that will hurt the nation the least. At least he is not promising free ration, free laptops, free TV’s as our so called politicians have made a habit pre-elections.
  4.  Finally, someone is getting into politics of development in this country. We have someone who talks social equality, real causes for the citizenry and has a real agenda for growth of the nation as a whole and not only the corporate world.
  5. And lastly, for all those who say Arvind Kejriwal is ambitious, they have no right because at some point, we all are ambitious. The good things about AK’s ambitions are that he is striving for a greater role through his ambitions. At least, from the looks of it, he looks to deliver a much better Delhi (and then India) through the plans he has.

We have trusted enough cheats and crooks in the name of democracy for 66 long years now. We have been exploited long enough and for me even experimenting on the name of Arvind Kejriwal once does not sound bad. Even if it fails, we could think we at least tried. 

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