Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader, Arvind Kejriwal is an epitome of stupidity, falsehood, inaction, lethargy and hypocrisy. He is good only at sit-in-dharnas, protests and at making fiery speeches and levelling baseless, unsubstantiated allegations against other politicians.
A falling meteor
However, when it comes to governance, Arvind Kejriwal seems to have no idea as to how to govern. One can safely draw an inference that like a falling star, all he wants to hot is the limelight. He is no more than a falling meteor.
He was born out of a struggle against corruption when he shared stage with Anna Hazare. Soon, thereafter, when he grew ambitious and positioned himself as a politician, Kejriwal himself was seen supporting corruption when he supported the mahagathbandhan of RJD’s Lalu Prasad, JD(U)’s Nitish Kumar and the Congress in the Bihar assembly elections. Everyone knows that Lalu is a convict in the fodder scam and has been banned from contesting elections. Kejriwal, who would earlier call him corrupt, not only shared the dais with Lalu during Nitish’s swearing-in ceremony but also hugged him. Kejriwal tried to explain that he was forcibly hugged by Lalu and he never wanted to embrace later. Alas there are no taker for such child like pretext.
The height of Kejriwal hypocrisy could be known from another fact that during the movement for Jan Lokpal Bill in 2011, Kejriwal had accused the then Delhi chief minister, Sheila Dikshit, of indulging in massive corruption in Commonwealth Games (CWG). During his first stint as chief minister, he had claimed to have prepared a 370-page report on the CWG scam. However, he has forgotten his allegations and has given Dikshit a clean chit during his one year of rule. It appears, Kejriwal is suffering from dementia, a short term memory loss.
His Jan Lokpal Bill despite having a brute majority of 67 MLAs in a house of 70, is a much diluted version of what Kejriwal had fought for. It does not have independent powers to the Lokpal which Kejriwal had throughout advocated.
As an embattled Delhi government led by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gets mired in controversies surrounding its leaders and ministers, the tall poll promises made before the Delhi elections are in the doldrums. Shockingly, all major poll promises, including construction of new toilets, schools, colleges and hospitals, have hit the wall. Given the magnitude of the work, the failure to implement the promises made, a huge pressure is mounting on the government with every passing day.