Kejriwal’s Delhi Dharna – This is not anarchy, Mr Home Minister, This is Revolution

What we are witnessing in Delhi today is historic – for the first time since Independence a legitimate political party has refused to play by the rules that all political parties in India have battened on for sixty-five years; for the first time a State Government has taken on the Central Government at its own doorstep; for the first time a Chief Minister and his entire Cabinet are sitting in protest in their own capital; for the first time their own police force is ranged against them in their thousands.

The immediate reason for this may be the demand for the suspension of five police officials, but the actual reason is more basic, and fundamental to any democracy — accountability of the rulers to the ruled.

Kejriwal fighting the Central Government on Delhi streets
Kejriwal fighting the Central Government on Delhi streets

The rulers are not just the politicians and the bureaucrats – they are also the larger constituency that benefits from the present status quo: the industrialists, the TV and news organisations, the “cognoscenti”, the “glitterati”, the South Delhi socialites, the “intelligentsia” that makes a nice living by appearing nightly on TV panel discussions: in short, all those who are comfortable with the status quo.

They have, with the assistance of disgruntled elements like Kiran Bedi and Captain Gopinath, unleashed a veritable barrage of abuse and condemnation against Kejriwal and his party over the last week, terming him a Dictator, Anarchist, Chief Protestor, Law-breaker and so on.

It is because they feel genuinely threatened by the forces that the AAP has unleashed, the ethical standards that it has prescribed and demonstrated, the personal examples that its leaders have shown. Because they know that if these paradigms become the norm of a new India then the sand castles that these privileged reside in shall come crumbling down in no time.

And so they accuse Kejriwal of not following prescribed conventions, protocol or procedure and thus encouraging anarchy. Let us look at just three of these alleged transgressions:

1. Law Minister Somnath Bharti asking for a meeting of judicial officers of Delhi. What is improper about this? Isn’t the judiciary a part of the government – funded, staffed, appointed by the state.

Yes, it is operationally independent of the government (as it should be) but it is certainly not a holy cow whose performance cannot be questioned, or monitored, by the people of this country through their elected representatives.

The judiciary is meant to serve the people, just as the bureaucracy is, and it cannot have internal accountability only. An elected government has to have the right to review its performance, especially given the pathetic state of the disposal of cases in courts.

In my view Mr. Bharti was within his rights to take a meeting of judicial officers to assess the shortcomings of the system (which is the first step to removing these shortcomings). Yes, he could have routed the request through the High Court, but this was a trivial error and certainly not the grievous violation that the media made it out to be.

To the contrary, the Law Minister should be lauded for his initiative in seeking to address the issue instead of washing his hands of it as ALL LAW MINISTERS OF THIS COUNTRY HAVE DONE SO FAR, as if the collapse of the judicial redressal system was no concern of the government!

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2. Subsidies on water and power to small consumers in Delhi (something for which Kejriwal has been contemptuously branded a populist). Really?

The Central Government dishes out more than 160000 crores worth of subsidy every year on just three schemes (Mid-day Meals, MNREGA and Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan). Just about every state gives subsidies on water and power.

Here’s something Mr. Arnab Goswami and his kind should consider: the Golf Club in New Delhi which has about 4000 privileged members (all of whom are now arraigned against Kejriwal) has been given 250 acres of the most expensive real estate in the country worth 60000 crores for a paltry lease of about Rs. 15 lakhs per annum.

The annual return on Rs. 60000 crores should be at the very least Rs. 6000 crores: in effect, what this means is that every member of the Golf Club is being given a subsidy of Rs. 1.50 crores every year! The same is the case with the Gymkhana Club, another watering hole for the rich, the famous, and the now scared.

According to the latest report of the RBI, the total non-performing assets (NPA) of the Banks in India is more than Rs. 1.60 lakh crores.

NPA is just a euphemism for what the Vijay Mallyas and the Captain Gopinaths of the world owe to the aam aadmi (and refuse to pay) while flying all over the world in their private jets and pontificating in TV studios on the correct form of governance. Is it “populism” if indulged in by Kejriwal, and “entitlement” and “economic surge” when practiced by others ?

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3. Somnath Bharti’s (Kejriwal’s Law Minister) mid-night visit to Khirkee village has generated so much misinformation, ignorance of the law, reverse racism and hypocritical harangues that it is sickening.

Shorne of all this, what does the entire incident amount to? Merely this: a Minister, in response to complaints by residents (which are on record, as is the police inaction on them for months) of a locality personally visits the spot and asks the police to take immediate action by raiding the building where illegal activities are taking place.

The police refuse and insult the Minister. This is the essence of the matter.

All the rest – search warrants, lack of female police, racism, urinating in public, cavity search(!) [the latest addition to the shrinking vocabulary of Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi] etc.- are red herrings and a smoke screen which no doubt the judicial Inquiry Commission shall see through.

How was the Minister wrong in asking the police to take action? Is it a Minister’s job to simply sit in an air-conditioned office and write on files? (a question which Kejriwal has asked and to which we are still waiting for an enlightened response from Ms. Barkha Dutt and gang).

Does the police require a search warrant to enter a place where they have reason to believe that illegal activities are going on? Really, Mr. Salve?

If so, then how do you explain their barging into the house in the Batla House encounter and shooting three people, WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT? Or their constant nocturnal forays into the poor whore-houses of GB Road whenever they are short of spending money? 

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No, sir, the opposition to Kejriwal from the BJP and the Congress, from the Arnab Goswamis, Rajdeep Sardesais, the Barkha Dutts, the Kiran Bedis, from the Editors of English dailies, from the captains of industry, from the Single Malts and Bloody Marys of Gymkhana and Golf Clubs, does not stem from any illegality or impropriety on his part, or from any ideological differences between them.

It stems from their complete and total failure to comprehend what Kejriwal is and what he stands for. It stems also from the deep social divide between the upper crust of society( who are happy with the status quo where their money, power and contacts can ensure them a comfortable life) and the masses below them who have to daily bear the brunt of the system inspired corruption, harassment, inconvenience and indignity that the present dispensation guarantees them.

This (hitherto unacknowledged and invisible) divide becomes clear when we compare the editorial slants of the English and Hindi channels in the coverage of the ongoing protests: the former are virulently anti AAP and only pop up panelists who support that view, while the latter appear to be more understanding of what AAP is trying to do.

Those who are denouncing Kejriwal for being an autocrat, anarchist, activist and for protesting at Raisina Road are missing the most obvious point of his movement – THAT KEJRIWAL WILL NOT PLAY BY THEIR RULES ANY MORE.

As they say in Las Vegas – you can’t beat the house, because the dice are loaded against you. Everyone wants him to play with their set of dice  which they mysteriously call the Constitution and the CRPC!) but Kejriwal wants to play with his own dice, hence the confrontation.

They want him to pass a joint resolution of the Assembly for bringing the police under the Delhi govt.-he’s smart enough to see that the resolution will be thrown into the same waste paper basket where presumably the Ordinance on protecting convicted MPs was consigned by Rahul Gandhi.

They want him to be a good boy and take his dharna to Jantar Mantar where all civilised protests begin and inevitably end, while the govt. of the day can get on with its gerrymandering uninterrupted-he knows that unless he disrupts the comfortable existence of the bourgeois he may as well relieve himself in the Yamuna for all the difference he will make.

They want him to sit in the Secretariat and be guided by his bureaucrats and lose all touch with reality- he won’t fall for this Pavlovian routine. They desperately want him to become one of them, red light, siren, gun-toting commandos, Lutyen’s bungalow and all- he knows that if he falls for this he loses his USP and becomes just an intern in this hoary club of gnarled sinners.

They want him to follow the script co-authored by all the political parties of the day, not one excluded, because this script contains an agreed-upon plot, wherein politicians make noises but don’t act against each other, wherein corruption is just a sound-bite, where dynastic succession is a silently accepted sine qua non, where no one is interested in finding out whether the hundreds of proved Swiss bank accounts contain anything other than Swiss chocolates – Kejriwal, however, wants to write his own script with substantial inputs from the aam aadmi, not from the Ambanis or the Radias or the Shobhna Bhartias.

They want him to talk about corruption but not do anything about it, something Manish Tewari’s poetic flair would term “willing to wound but afraid to strike”, an attitude as old as Chanakya and Kautilya which offers all of us a catharsis via the good offices of Arnab Goswami and little else- but Kejriwal is no respecter of Machiavelli or Chanakya, his vocabulary is limited because he can only call a spade a spade, he is colour blind because he can only see in black and white (the shades of greys can be left for the likes of Manu Singhvi), and therefore he insists on striking, not just talking.

Is there any cause for surprise, therefore, at why the present dispensation, both in and out of government, is rattled by this five foot four inch “insect” from Ghaziabad? He is neither fish nor fowl, he defies understanding.

The establishment has made the supreme mistake of trying to counter him by quoting the rules of the game (loaded in the former’s favour, naturally!) they are past masters of- but Kejriwal has changed the rules, and now they don’t know how to control him or neutralise him.

For the time being only Kejriwal knows the new rules, and he is springing them on the carpet baggers one by one, catching them by surprise all the time.

Forget the English TV channels-they rarely get anything right. Forget the Manish Tewaris, the Kiran Bedis, the FICCI spokespersons, the Minakshi Lekhis- they are either scared witless or rank opportunists. What they all do have in common, however, is that they have failed to see how the common man-the aam aadmi-are gathering behind this dimunitive man with the perpetual cough.

The sincerity, integrity and commitment of this man is phenomenal, his capacity to harness the anger and frustration of the people is limitless. His defiance of accepted conventions and interpretations is not anarchy – it is nothing short of a revolution. When the people have had enough of injustice, callousness and indignity, they will not play by the rules of the rulers-they will make new rules.

The French Revolution would not have happened if the existing rules had been followed. Tehrir Square would not have happened if everyone swore by the old rules. Changing the rules, Mr. Home Minister, is not anarchy – it is the beginning of a people’s revolution.

The sooner we realise this the less pain in the transition, the less violence. No matter how the stand-off in Delhi ends – capitulation by the Home Minister and the Police, withdrawal of support by the Congress, imposition of President’s Rule, police violence on the protesters and their eviction – one thing is certain: Kejriwal is going nowhere.

He, and his paradigms, are here to stay and haunt our rulers. With his uncanny understanding of the pulse of the people he has re-written the rules of politics and governance.

There are now only two options Kejriwal has left the ruling class – either they change, or the people will change them.

Avay Shukla retired from the Indian Administrative Service in December 2010. He is a keen environmentalist and loves the mountains. He divides his time between Delhi and his cottage in a small village above Shimla. He used to play golf at one time but has now run out of balls. He blogs at http://avayshukla.blogspot.in/

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  1. says: Sachin Manhas

    I can’t understand what has happened to this country. Why people elected kejriwal was b’coz he promised an accountable government that will be of the people, by the people, for the people. But what people are getting is a sense of double standards of kejriwal else answer this. WHY SHOULD WE HAVE JUDICIARY IF ITS VERDICTS ARE TO BE THROWN INTO DUSTBINS BY POLITICIANS CONVINIENTLY? IF POLICEMENS RESIGNED DUE TO ENQUIRY ORDERED AGAINST THEM, WHY NOT BHARTI WITH AN ENQUIRY AGAINST HIM AS WELL? AND TELL ME WHAT WILL INDIA ACHIEVE FROM THIS SO CALLED REVOLUTION? LETS LOOK AT THE WAY THIS REVOLUTION IS PROGRESSING.
    1. THIS SO CALLED REVOLUTION DRAWS ITS ENERGY BY GENERALIZING EVERYTHING. BJP IS CORRUPT, CONGRESS IS CORRUPT, JUDICIARY IS CORRUPT, POLICE IS CORRUPT. TELL ME IS THIS NOT A PERFECT RECIPY TO DESTROY INDIA WHERE INDIANS WHO GET INFLUENCED BY AAP WILL STOP RESPECTING INSTITUTIONS MEANT FOR THEM? SINCE A LARGE NUMBER OF TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIMS, CAN ISLAM BE DECLARED AS TERRORIST RELIGION? NO IT CAN’T BE DONE. KEJRIWAL SAID HE IS UNDERSTANDING WHY SO MUCH RAPES HAPPEN IN DELHI. I SUPPORT HIS VIEW B’COZ WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING PROBLEM YOU CAN’T GIVE SOLUTIONS. BUT ISN’T IT SURPRISING THAT A MORALLY ENLIGHTENED COUNTRY LIKE INDIA INDULGES IN MASSIVE CORRUPTION? HAS ANYBODY TRIED TO UNDERSTAND WHY? OR THIS CASE DOESN’T WARRANT STUDY. LET ME GIVE YOU A REASON. I AM FROM A MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY WHERE OUR EXPENDITURES ARE MET BY MY FATHER SALARY. IN OUR LANE LIVES A PERSON FROM OUR VILLAGE. HE BELONGED TO A POOR FAMILY SOME 10 YRS AGO. THE PERSON IS 8th PASS. HE STARTED WORKING UNDER A CONTRACTOR AND ARRANGED SOME 5-10 LAKHS FROM IT OVER THE PERIOD OF TIME. THEN THAT PERSON BECAME A CONTRACTOR AND STARTED GETTING JOBS BY BRIBING EVERYONE. AND WITHIN 10 YEARS THAT PERSON HAS BECAME A BILLIONAIRE. CORRUPTION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THIS COUNTRY AS A TOOL OF SOCIAL EQUALITY IN A SYSTEM WHICH OPENS ONLY FOR SELECTED FEW AND NOT FOR EVERYONE. I ADVICE KEJRIWAL “IF YOU WANT TO REMOVE CORRUPTION, PROVIDE EQUALITY IN OPPORTUNITY TO EVERYONE”. YOU WILL SEE FROM YOUR OWN EYES HOW CORRUPTION REDUCES WITH JAN LOKPAL BILL. AND DO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOVE

    1. says: Mool

      Mool Bhargava Anil Dhyani, you don’t seem to have read the entire article. Its dangerous and outright preposterous. Unfortunate that you share this article. You really think Indian conditions specially in Delhi, are as worse that it needs for a “tehrir Square” or a “French Revolution”. And what does this means that Kejariwal will not play by “their” rules? Who are these “they”?? And Kejariwal can frame his own rule, so can anyone and everyone do so. What is going to happen to this country thereafter?? And the fact is Kejariwal, finally,in a very short time, accepted “their” rule and intervention and took a sheepish route to escape. Because he never had guts and strength to bear another cold night, meanwhile 178 AAM people died of cold in Delhi. If AAP can have its own rule, so can BJP have, VHP have, JeM have, National Conference have, TDP may have. In that case there will not be one Tehrir Square but hundreds of those and we will again be divided into 587 provinces. Its mockery that this article propagated by you equates entering into houses of hapless foreign women and a well planned documented raid over a terrorist hideout. Its a shame that you promote such idea. I request you to remove this from your wall…..

  2. says: Mool

    IF ALL MAINSTREAM MEDIA CAN BE “PAID”, WHY CAN’T THIS “HILLPOST” BE PAID FROM SOME AMERICAN FORD FOUNDATION?????????…….

    1. says: Kamal Thakur

      haha.. stop by for tea or old monk next time you’re in Shimla mate. We shall talk about it all at length 😛

  3. says: Manu

    AAP has embarked upon a journey that has taken it far from the very reason it was formed, namely, the absence of adherence to the Rule of Law. The future they harbour is one that would reward mob trials and mob executions, just like in some archaic countries. If they want to instill obedience to Law, and its fair and judicious application, and implementation, they need to themselves submit to the Rule of Law. They shall have to follow the Due Process of Law to prosecute either the corrupt or the “racketeers”. If the police is not taking cognizance of illegalities that plague the polity of Delhi, they need to initiate criminal complaints, and assemble a taskforce that does so. They need to collect evidence and orchestrate convictions. They need to reinstill faith of the masses in the legal system, or else anarchy shall prevail, with cynical citizens like a herd without a shepherd. They thus need to lead by example, good examples, not bad ones, constructive examples, not destructive ones, or else they will erode the very basis of their election, namely, the Social Contract that supports the very fabric of Democracy. M.K. Gandhi agitated against unjust laws, but never spoke of disobeying just laws, but of using just laws to empower the deserving. AAP currently follows a course contrary to the one suggested by their “mentor”, who they do not seem to follow!!! I remember our Professor Babu Matthew once stating, how Christ was the first and last Christian … Gandhi may soon follow the same fate of being the first and last Gandhian.

  4. says: siddhant

    Are AAP is a hollycow which cant do anything wrong,this article is not helpinging the common man in anyway but to provoke AAp volunteers to do crime fearlessly in the name of revolusion in the same way that Samajwady party volunteers are behaving

  5. says: Sachin Manhas

    This kejriwal kept Delhi almost as Hostage close to Republic day, had a terrorist attack happened you wouldn’t have written this article. When he left Anna he said AGITATION ISN’T GOING TO GET US ANYTHING. Then why he agitated now. Is he a dual personality? He works on Intution, TAKES A DECISION UNDER INTUTION FIRST, IF CRITICIZED HIS INTUITION AS WELL AS DECISION CHANGES. I WOULD BELIEVE YOU TO BE MAD IF YOU SAY AN INTUITIVE CM WILL SOLVE PROBLEMS OF DELHI? HE IS A GLARING EXAMPLE OF POLITICS OF SYMBOLIZM. I WILL PASS LOKPAL BILL ON RAMLEELA GROUND. WHY? WILL IT BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN ONE PASSED IN ASSEMBLY? THE REAL REASON IS THAT HE WANTS TO TAKE PUBLICITY OR A SORT OF RALLY WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE THERE TO LISTEN TO HIS SPEECH IN FRONT AS WELL AS ON TV? THAT’S WHY HE CHOOSE DELHI TO GET AS MUCH MEDIA ATTENTION AS POSSIBLE. AND YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF MR. IAS, WELL ITS A KNOWN FACT OUR COUNTRY IS NOT SHORT OF TRAITORS.

  6. says: Zorro

    The author of this article is well thought of about the reality of this nation is facing. And I agree with the views of this article not wholly or fullsome but partly. The truth brought out the English TV news channel editors’ viz. Goswamy, Desai and Bharkha views are quite correct. They, all are, pro-elitists. M/s. Jaitley, Lekhi and Salve are thinking too much of themselves and their views do not taken very well by the enlightened mass. It is time for them to selfevoluate their acts and speeches. Of course the courts and judges have not dawn from heaven and behave themselves like that. It is ture that some one has to remind them that they are only part of the society and they have to serve the people with honesty, effiiciency, unbiased and true to the constitutional guidelines. All the three, the Executive, Judiciary and Administration(the so called reps. of people) should be worthy of tax payers money.

    The state’s law minister can not barge into the house of an african lady, with his unruly gang and ill-treate and dub her as prostitue. whom he think himself? The protest of Delhi chief minister Mr. Kejriwala and law minister Somnath bharti act may suit to lawless country or society but not to a country which have a time tested laws to be abided in letter and spirit.

  7. says: Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo

    What Aap Had done for maintain the Law and order at Delhi I am accepting the Dharana. As the police and the govt of Congress is spoiling the country image and exploiting the general people of India

  8. says: Amit

    You is comparing Batla house encounter with Khirki village nautanki.. Just for records Delhi police had a valid warrant during Batla house..

    You want judicial officers to have accountabilty towards elected representatives.. The idea is so ridiculous that i wont even comment on it..

    Subsidies given in the form of Golf club.. I am sure you go to a park in the middle of your residential area for a morning/evening walk.. You are is also getting subsidised for walk.. I am sure some of your family would have married in a public area maintained by DDA/MCD or anyother civic body and by extension of his logic that marriage was also subsidised..

    Sir.. Are you for real….

  9. says: Rana Aulakh

    Yes, everyone is shit scared of Arvind Kejriwal. Just carry on Arvind, not only the nation, whole world is with you. Shame on you people, comparing that cheap tart Rakhi with Arvind? What does she know about politics.. she is making headlines un-necessarly everywhere.
    I used to love kiran Bedi..seen so many of her documentaries… Gone of her now..
    Arvind and party…just carry on guys..ignore these illeterate congress bjp and their followers.

  10. says: Sunit kulshershta

    AAP jo bhi Kar Rahi Hai bilkul Sahi Kar Rahi AAP Party Is Desh Kye Logon kay liye ek Baar Phir Ram Raj Kay sapnye ko Haqit banaanye aaaye hai Hum Sab ko Rajneete se uper uthna hoga aur AAP ko Majbut Karna hoga Bagwan naye bhi is baar ek aasha insaan ham jaisa Darthi par beja hai Jis ka Naam Kajriwal Hai us kye haath majbut karnye hongye Sab ko itna jaanan hoga kee Moka har baar nahi miltha aab baqat hai phir milye ja naa milye Desh ko agar Brsthachaar mukt karna hai tho AAP ko Laana hoga Delhi main jo hua is ka anusaran sab States ko karna hoga Desh kye 80% logo ko is baar sankalp lena hoga desh ko kaalye angrejoo say aajad karna hai Bandhye maatram

  11. says: priyanka singh

    please do not get deviated or disturbed by the corrupt politicians and media persons.Neither we believe on congress party ,BJp or Media persons. Who has given the rights to media person to defame the persons who is doing good to the citizens.Just see the double standard of media person ,if some one is doing good for the people then also they are totally engaged in defaming them by pity issues,but public is not foolish .it is conspiracy which is made by media persons to sell their channel and along with that BJP and congress they trying their best to malign the good image of AAp. But more they harming AAP,more and more people are getting closer to AAp.
    Public can also feel how older parties are making all their effort to deviate AAp from their agendas by engaging them in false allegations.
    personally i hate the anchor of NDTV named Nidhi Srivastava .For money i think she can blame anyone instead of giving appreciation to AAp whole time she is busy in bullying them.
    she is Catastrophe for NDTV.
    How media person are claiming that AAp needs their publicity and coverage.It is totally incorrect Atleast AAp don t need any any publicity from media.
    Instead of showing why Mr.Somnath went in the midnight for raid, they are showing just the opposite thing.They never showed on their channels that ,it was because of public complaint, law minister instantly took the action and called for raid,so that people living in that area can get freedom from illegal things going in their society.It means congress and bjp want illegal things in the society.Then they have no right to take votes from the citizens.We elect leaders so that they can provide good law and order,if they are considering Mr.Somnath step wrong then they will be considered as Anti Indians.
    AAP team do not get afraid of these greedy media persons and these congress ,bjp ministers, they have sold their soul for money
    I request you start you own news channel,so that public can know the truth.
    we all are with you

  12. says: A. K. Mathur

    In order to have confidence in Mr. Kejriwal’s actions, he needs to be careful in his talking. Otherwise he is doing a good job. We all need politicians like him.

  13. says: Vipan Kohli

    Anyone who opposes Kejriwal is a paid person to oppose him and his policies, actions etc. But Kejriwal and his bunch are all goodie goodie whose intention is very noble. No matter whatever they do is the right action and no matter whatever his critics say is humbug. Common we have seen through your game. You only want publicity to popularise yourself.

    I do agree that protest is one of the methods to get needful done but it should be as a last resort when all means have failed and not the first step even before you have considered the other rational options.

    Such articles can be written by anyone for consideration. My request is think logically. Don’t try to justify all your actions and run down logical thoughts.

  14. says: Jagdeep khahra

    A brilliant article, many thanks to Mr Shukla.
    Those who have been watching the Indian political scene, especially for the last 25 years would have noticed that India has been moving, very fast, towards being a ‘banana republic’.

    There isrampant corruption, no accountability of any branch of government, increasing lawlessness in all spheres of life and the ruling class moving more and more away from the common man into their ‘air conditioned, commando protected gated localities, Colossal sums of public money being handed over to the rich and powerful in the name of ‘development’ and false promise of creating a shining India.

    Irrespective whether the ‘Kejriwal movement’ will be able to change all this or not, it has given hope to people that things ‘can’ be turned around. Kejriwal needs and deserves the support of every concerned Indian for the mere fact that he is the provider of this HOPE.

  15. says: Gautam

    Why Uganda citizen asking to resign bharti.And media people making hue & cry over it
    what about the delhi citizen who had highlighted these drugs & prostitution racket
    why not media making it a headlines
    Just because AAP party not advertising in their paper& program

  16. says: Gautam

    Congress vhas set aside Rs.500 cr to spend on advertising via media
    so do Bjp
    so it’s clear who will against whom

  17. says: Avninder Singh

    I would say in very simple words, if you are true INDIAN then we support Mr. Kejriwal Sir, as he is showing right way of democracy. Chief Minister is sitting on road, instead of criticizing it we should respect and appreciate such volunteer. I would say its time for every human to open eyes and see the truth..all media is biased which is actually pulling legs of right people. I would be highly obliged if some one has any issue on my statement..contact me on my email ID…welcome…

    Only and only AAP..baki sab bakwas !! Come on INDIA ….. Jai Hind !!

  18. says: Chandra vijay singh

    Anyone with a political mandate is morally bound to honour it. What surprises me is the reaction of “custodians” of the national conscience,like Bedi, Goswami, Dutt,etc…questioning the perfectly legitimate right of Mr. Bharti, or Kejriwal to implement that mandate given to them. The status-quo we have accepted meekly has merely supplanted the old feudal classes,with the new nexus of corrupt politician,official,judiciary and press. And it is against their interests to have their comfortable boats rocked, whilst they take the nation for a right royal ride. I agree – we require a thorough systemic overhaul, and maybe these are the agents who are destined to set that in motion.

  19. says: Mahendra Singh

    Rise India Rise, Your Vote and Support to AAP will definitely bring you a Golden Age in real time. Make 2014 Parliamentary Election results a unique and surprising event in the history of free India and help bringing peace prosperity and bright future to our countrymen. AAP has done in a fortnight in Delhi which the other parties have not done in the last 65 years. Seriously think and Decide the fate of this country. Bring AAP to power in full majority and analyse their functioning after 5 years.

  20. says: Yunus Sait

    That puts everything in its proper perspective. An excellent piece. Reality & truth never dawns on those anchors who are in love with their own voice & image. “No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money” Hence most have pawned their intelligence to their corporate masters. The business of the likes of journalist like Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt, Arnab Goswami is to destroy truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify. They are tools of rich men & powerful politicians behind the scenes, In effect they are intellectual prostitutes.

  21. says: Rajesh Toshniwal

    Sir, Great analysis. You have hit the nail right on the head.It is a revolution a much required one to restore our pride.
    Yada yada hi dharmasya..

  22. says: Prem Singh

    A correct analysis of present day scene has been very nicely drawn by Mr Shukla. He has exposed the media’s game in this crucial phase in Indian politics. The article is really well written and my friends and myself agree with and fully endorse his views.

  23. says: Manav

    AAP is the ‘Khap Panchayat ‘ of the degree- possessing ( but not educated) highly selfish people of Delhi. Those who support it , should , first of all, force their own women to urinate in the public. Would any sensible person do it or support it ?
    One has to have semi- evolved and pre-historic intelligence to support AAP; nobody who claims to belong to modern civilization would ever support Delhi’s Khap Panchayat — ‘Aam Admi Party’.

  24. says: Manav

    There was survey which asked whether Kejriwal cheated Delhi’s voter by ‘Star TV’. 82 % Yes. It , too, was not telecasted. I think Yogendra Yadav must have bribed them, Yogendra Yadav is mater at ‘cheating people.
    I have his recording where he praised Rahul Gandhi and said only he should be India’s PM

  25. says: P.Senthilkumar

    An honest and truthful analysis of the situation.In our country we tend to take shelter under red Taoism.May be for the first time,we are experiencing different political approach.Let us not allow the sincere attempts of Kejriwal&Co are ridiculed and diluted by Barkhas&Co.

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