Some years me ago, there was an old man who rallied entire nation against the corrupt practices of Government.
An educated young government servant and excellent oratory leader was with him.This young man created history by being part of an historic political gamechanger which shook the strongest political party and changed politics of India.
The young leader was Laloo Prasad Yadav. And with him is Arvind Kejriwal here in this pic.
Old Man: Jayaprakash Narayan JanataParty , Strongest political party then: Congress ,Time: 1970s
Very rarely is that a vast and diverse country like India witnesses a revolution. After Independence, there were very few changes occured in India on a scale of revolution. We call them notably as White Revolution(Milk) , Green Revolution (Agriculture produce) which changed the food habits of many people. There was a political revolution sometimes called as “Emergency Revolution ” which shook the democracy of India . Then , there was Liberalisation which changed India. Such was a rare moment when Lakhs of people rallied with a frail old man with a Topi to join his fight against CORRUPTION. This “India Against Corruption” produced some good leaders who later went on to pursue their political interests. Arvind kejriwal was the one who was successful in making his political platform a bit reality.
There is no wrong in an activist turning into politician. Jayaprakash Narayan, an ex IAS officer and ran an NGO Loksatta and turned his organisation into a political entity. There are certain limitations for a Non Governmental, Non political entity which cannot be overcome unless there is political power.
When Arvind Kejriwal wanted to start a political party and contested elections, i thought he is intelligent and knew what to do.
When Arvind Kejriwal formed government with the help of Congress , i thought he knew how to do it.
When Arvind Kejriwal left the government in 49 days due to some politically silly reason, i thought he is calculative and risk taker.
When Arvind Kejriwal decided to contest against Narendra Modi and started a war against Ambanis , i thought he is getting adamant , desperate and foolish.
But when Arvind Kejriwal shared the victory cheer with Laloo in Bihar CM Nitish Kumar swearing in ceremony, he has gone mad in power and lost the game.
Yes, Arvind Kejriwal has brought some change and i applaud him for that. Even UPA1 brought some good changes like RTI to curb corruption and initiated MNREGA trying to resolve unemployment issue , the socialist way. AK can publicize that a flyover was constructed in 100 crores less budget but hide the fact that flyover design was modified and he was not the one who modified it. He can publicize that SwacchDelhi will make Delhi Clean but get funds from Central government to do that. He can publicize that Jan Lokpal is ultimate anti corruption tool but just adding a name “Jan” before the existing Lokayukta act that even his fanboys RTI activists dissent due to lack of transparency.He can blame Central Government every small thing that he is incapable of rather than pushing for reforms.He can call hiimself the new progressive politician yet give free sops to people in elections .
He has become the TRP messiah for media which is thirsty ,hungry and angry with Narendra Modi.
He has become the only hope for thousands of NGOs who do dubious work and got their funds curtailed .
He has become the real front end for the grand old congress party which cannot redeem itself and can only be happy seeing its rival BJP going down.
He has become the real hope for some of the parties who were let alone by Modi and BJP in their quest for power.
He will be remembered some one like Morarji Desai or VP Singh who was very capable and lost the game entirely in quest of power . The greatest worry is that this generation will think twice before voting for someone who can bring a political revolution. He pushed political reforms atleast by two decades . The most worrisome is that his AAPTARDs who are with high intelligence and less wisdom and create the most disturbing political discourse on new media platforms.
The good thing is there is still time,he just started his journey and he can redeem himself . He has the entire Delhi Assembly to him and lakhs ov volunteer who can work with him . And be the Good Guy who knew what to do, how to do and DID IT.
We are a nation where everyone’s in a hurry, but nobody is on time.
We are a nation where you have to look 2 ways for crossing a 1 way road.
We are a nation of 1635 languages yet united by a foreign language.
We are a nation where babies are killed in womb , but prayers are offered for Durga mata.
We are a nation where women are raped but goddesses are worshipped.
We are a nation where we spend more on girl marriage than on her education.
We are a nation where pizza reaches faster than fire engine or an ambulance.
We are a nation where there are more people going to a religious place than to a school
We are a nation where people fight to be called as backward
We are a nation where we spend 50 rs on a Samosa in the food court of a theater but would never buy a $0.99 app from the App store
We are a nation where the more you study, the less employment opportunities you have.
We are a nation where Vegetables are sold on Footpath and footwear in AC malls.
We are a nation where you get Car Loan @ 6% but Education Loan @ 12%.
We are a nation where Rice is Rs.54 but Sim card is Rs.10 .
We are a nation where we don’t cast our vote, but we vote our caste.
We are a nation where we wear helmets to save their pockets, not life .
We are a nation where revenge is taken by stop playing cricket.
We are a nation where we make lemon juices with artificial flavors and dish wash liquids with real lemon.
We are a nation where breaker of the Indian Constitution got Bharat Ratna (Indira Gandhi -1971) before the creator of the Constitution (BR Ambedkar – 1990)
We are a nation where a cricket player becomes God but a 2 time olympic medalist becomes golgappa seller.
We are a nation where Actors are playing cricket, Cricketers are playing politics, Politicians are watching porn and Porn stars are becoming actors.
We are a nation where everyone wants to see the change; none of them wants to change themselves.
We are a nation where we have 34000 laws but lack law and order.
We are a nation where we waste tons of milk on stones and statues but millions go hungry everyday.
We are a nation where we have second largest football stadium but didnt play a football world cup.
We are a nation where we are ranked 6th in number of billionaires but have one third of world poverty.
We are a nation where gals are taught not to speak to strangers but get married to one.
We are a nation where farmers are poor, but liquor corporates are rich.
We are a nation where politicians divide us, but terrorists unite us.
We are a nation where fairness of skin is more important than fairness of thoughts.
We are a nation where we want children to study in private school but wants a government job.
Yet we are a great nation,
We invented Zero and number system.
We invented Chess.
We invented Yoga.
We created Martial Arts.
We are the largest English speaking population of the world.
We have 300,000 active mosques in India , more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
We are in only 3 countries who have developed super computer indigenously.
We are the largest democracy.
We have the largest number of biomass gasifier systems in the world producing over 656 mega watts (MW) of power
India is the world’s second largest producer of small cars. It is the largest newspaper market in the world.
We are the largest producer of milk, cashew nuts, coconuts, tea, ginger, turmeric and black pepper, in the world. , the world’s largest cattle population (281 million). second largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut and inland fish.
We have the largest employer in the world, Indian Railways.
We have the second largest army in terms of personnel.
We have second largest network of paved highways, after USA.