Arvind Kejriwal entered Indian politics through Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption. He later took a different road and formed his own political party, the Aam Aadmi Party. Though previously he used to say that all parties and politicians are corrupt and he will never form any political party to enter politics.
He claims his party is different than other parties, everything is transparent in his party, they don’t do vote bank politics and there is no place for criminals and corrupt people in his party. Seeing the current state of AAP I don’t feel he is doing what he claimed to do and I don’t feel any difference between his AAP and other political parties parties.
Who is Arvind Kejriwal?
Kejriwal worked as a commissioner in the Income Tax department for nearly 15 years. He didn’t do anything substantial against corruption. The interesting thing to note is he was not transferred even once. The same is true with his wife who is also an IAS. We have seen IAS like Ashok Khemka who is transferred 44 times in his 22 years in office. Is it possible for any IAS officer to work against corruption by remaining at same place for years ?
He has also lost the trust of his own Guru Anna Hazare who said Kejriwal is greedy for power . He has also lost the trust of many of his colleagues like Kiran Bedi, Gen VK Singh etc.
AAP is not above vote-bank politics
We have seen Kejriwal and his party leaders giving statements in support of terrorists of Batala house. His party member Prashat Bhushan also filed a PIL in the high court and later in the supreme court while it was rejected in both courts. We have seen him meeting communal people like Taukir Raja and Imam Bukhari to attract the votes of a particular community. Although every where he is seen wearing Aam Admi cap, but Kejriwal’s cap changes when he goes in a Muslim area. He has also got the notice of election commission for seeking muslim votes on the ground of religion. In his election manifesto he has promised to withdraw cases against Muslims on coming back to power. The same which SP has done in UP and later suffered a setback from Allahbad High Court. This is blatant milking of a particular community by Kejriwal. Appeasement is not secular and it is time Kejriwal understands it.
Aam Aadmi who are rich!
Other parties are accused of giving tickets to people having money power. Arvind Kejriwal is doing the same. Kejriwal has said that his party will give tickets only to common man, but there are very few candidates who can actually be called as common man. There are very few aam aadmi in his aam aadmi party, over 45% are are millionnaires. Shaziya ilmi owns assets worth 32 crores , and Kejriwal himself 2 crores. Deshraj Raghav owns 12 crores and Baljit Singh owns 8.5 crores worth of assets.
Tickets given to tainted candidates
Like other parties give tickets to leaders with criminal cases,AAP also did the same. They have candidates like Deshraaj Raghav, Vinod Kumar Binny etc. Interesting to note here is that Kejriwal has nine criminal cases against him.
Corruption charges against AAP leaders
Though AAP is allegedly fighting against corruption, they have people with corruption charges. They have people like Prashant Bhushan, Anjali Damani, Desh Raj Raghav etc who have serious corruption charges. Kejriwaal has ordered an internal inquiry and their corruption charges, but its been more than 1.5 years that investigation is still not over. Though he said it will be over in 3 months. No one knows when those three months will be over.
Kejriwal’s an agent of Congress or BJP?
Kejriwal is under suspicion for being an agent of Congress or may be BJP but facts in my opinion point towards his links with Congress. There are things which shows Kejriwal is benefiting congress. People are angry with congress and its AAP that can spoil the chances of BJP coming to power. Recently AAP member MTV Roadies man Raghu abused home minister and congress. didnt complained this to the election commission, why ? Sheela government registered cases against all who got their electricity lines connected illegally but never registered any case against AAP leaders who are doing those illegal connection, why ? The company which predicted highest seats for AAP is owned by a congress leader, In the recent cobra post operation AAP’s prashant bhoosan jointly conducted press conference with Soniya Gandhi’s NAC member Aruna Roy, against BJP leader Amit Shah.They have also blindly blamed Modi and BJP for Muzaffarnagar riots.
Though there are things like he spoke against Robert Vadra, but whatever he said about him was not new and it was already exposed by a news paper and Subramaniyam Swami. He is contesting against Sheila Dixit so how can he be against Congress. It’s just as same like Prajarajyam Party did in Andhra Pradesh. Its same like what SP and BSP do in UP. There are talks about their connection with BJP as well. The BJP cadre actively supported Anna and Kejriwal’s movement against corruption and for lokpal bill, but their relation became bitter after the formation of AAP.