Chortle ¼tksj ls ‘kCn djuk½ Kejriwal- Utopian & Cynical
“The uncompromising Kejriwal is on mission to end corruption do not extend beyond a magical ombudsman, a Lokpal. A recent caravan profile also suggests that he ignores advice from associates and tends to use people even crowd pullers Baba Ramdev & Anna Hazare. (Who had a public falling out with Kejriwal) The magazine quotes Ramdev’s aide Acharya Virendra Vikram, “He smartly used our platform and then turned his back at a crucial time”.
Kejriwal’s Hype is No Harbinger of Hope
“So trust him to continue to turn his press conferences into a kangaroo court where he can level wilder and wilder charges against powerful individuals and indict them with no opportunity to appeal to a higher authority. That is the chosen stratagem of a usurper. If, as a great French thinker, Benjamin Constant, wrote in a pamphlet published in 1814, ‘despotism banishes all forms of freedom, usurpation, in order to justify overturning what it then would replace, needs those forms; but in seizing them, it profanes them’. This is what Kejriwal has in fact done: with his moralizing zeal he has sought to delegitimize the system of governance as a whole. Sooner than later, this is bound to result either in anarchy or in the advent of a messianic leader who promises to impose a muscular regime in the republic. The way to nip this ominous development in the bud is for the political establishment to reassert its legitimacy with deeds, not words, to stem the rot in the system”.
Miss the Lokpal
With an institutional body to look into public impropriety in the cold storage, did we really expect everyone to keep quiet, asks
Couldn’t these charges of impropriety against individuals holding public office have been brought to notice and investigated by an institution rather than by a high-pitched individual? It is, after all, for strategic as well as functional reasons that institutions are preferred over individuals, however well-meaning and noble the latter may be. Now Kejriwal and his band of merry crusaders are convinced that Gadkari and his benefactors are guilty as charged. Their confidence in being right is understandable as they would be silly to make a half-hearted pitch. But being played out in the gamboling grounds of the media, especially in the ‘the-truth-will-return-after-a short-commercial-break’ television media, the invitation to take a leap of faith with IAC is as touching as it is pointless.
These are the views of three leading political commentators of the country. In a nutshell Kejriwal is Autocratic, Undemocratic, He thinks he is the only right person, He is choppy ¼njkjkas ls f?kjk gqvk½, Chortle ¼tksj ls ‘kCn djuk½ Clamorous ¼fpYykus okyk½ Media specially Electronic Media should get wiser and just ignore him.
As I was in the process of finalizing the write-up, Kejriwal exploded another IED on 31 Oct. This time on the firing line is Mukesh Ambani, the biggest corporate and the industrial house of the country, charge-nexus with the central Govts (NDA or UPA), having earned the contracts for oil exploration program in the country.
Kejriwal doesn’t appear to be in the know of high-tech and high capital investment in oil exploration programs all over the world. ONGC is the other Govt agency involved in oil exploration in the North East and Coastal based programs. Air Force has been a great support to the ONGC program. Any individual who is challenging such decision of the executive has to go into may technicalities and cost effective benefits and analyze before making such baseless allegations.
Do we realize that such baseless utterances would desist Corporate & Industrial houses to make investment in the development process of the country. Foreign investors would withdraw or think many a times for investment in India. Just to create political space for himself (Kejriwal) he is putting the countries development graph behind by decades.
Is he (Kejriwal) a friend or enemy of the country.