Kejriwal’s political gimmicks that backfired

The whole one year, Arvind Kejriwal has been indulging in Machiavellianism as a cunning ploy in statecraft by playing political gimmicks and idiotic advertisements to put a lid over the poor governance of his Aam Aadmi Party government.


Sometime, the AAP government has been clashing with the Centre and Lieutenant-Governor, Najeeb Jung demanding full statehood for Delhi, powers to transfer and post Central officers and control over the Delhi Police while on many occasions he has been blaming Narendera Modi Government for his own failures.


The 365 days of Aap Government in Delhi would be remembered by people as the undoing of a chief minister who could stoop so as to save his skin when in crisis. He went to the extent of calling Prime Minister, Narendera Modi a “coward and a psychopath” after CBI raids on his principal secretary Rajendra Kumar’s premises.


While a privilege motion was brought against him in Parliament, he was jailed following the defamation case filed by Union roads, transport and highways minister and former President of Saffron Party,  Nitin Gadkari.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader, instead of learning any lesson from his misadventures, has only made these misadventures his potent tool to hog limelight. In the process, he has also levelled personal allegations against Union finance minister Arun Jaitley without backing them with any concrete proof or documents.


It is learnt that Kejriwal tried his best to wriggle out of the situation that he himself created by tendering an apology to Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister, but rightly Jaitley has dragged him (Kejriwal) to court for defamation in the alleged Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) scam and it will not be a surprise if he is jailed again and is forced to opt for an out-of-court settlement.

He says something and does something else. It is on record that Kejriwal had formed the AAP on the issue of corruption and legislation of the Jan Lokpal Bill. However, his record on both these counts is far from satisfactory. His ministers were forced to resign or were sacked after their involvement in corruption came to light. Half of his ministers are neck deep involved in corruption cases.

The year-long Kejriwal Government has thus proved to be a total fiasco with no developmental work worth its name during the year.  He will go down in history as the most non-performing Chief Minister.


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