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Aam Aadmi Party and its Decisions

January 14, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal’s Janta Darbar ended in chaos. Many suggestions poured in from media and other eminent personalities. Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi also criticized this effort and tweeted that such events must not happen on the streets or the rooftops and these show lack of maturity on the part of government. She tweeted – “For God’s sake, Arvind and Team, Secretariats are not run from Roof Tops! Pl take time to listen/absorb! And then take considered decisions!”

She has openly favored BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on the basis of his experience. No doubt, experience matters a lot but someone needs to start to gain experience. Janta Darbar could not make it because complainants came in huge numbers which shows that people are frustrated and showing confidence in the AAP. Sensing that a similar kind of situation may arise in future Janta Darbars, the AAP has now opted for an online mode. Now the complainant can register the complaints online rather than in open meetings. These sorts of success and failures will teach them the much needed lessons and give the AAP the much required experience. But Arvind Kejriwal and his team are at least putting efforts to clean and organize the system.

India seriously needs leaders who can deliver their best for the country and it won’t matter if the leader is from AAP, BJP or any other political party. Anyone who cannot take everyone on the path of development must lead the country. People are looking for the change and they haven’t seen anything of this kind in the last few years. They are seeing a hope in the AAP and Arvind Kejriwal. Moreover, it is the first political party that has actually stirred the entire political system in Delhi on such a massive scale. Unlike other political parties the AAP does not believe in –ism, any religion and caste. Party is fighting hard to eradicate corruption. They delivered well on Delhi’s power tariff and water promise. Many top officials who were not performing well have been transferred within two days of AAP coming into power.

But as the party is new, sometimes the leaders of the AAP have different views and idealogies. The AAP must understand that the people’s participation is a must but their suggestions should not be sought on every agenda. Administrative decisions must be taken after considering all the factors. The same goes with the speeches they deliver. Recently Bhushan, the AAP’s member has commented on the issue of Kashmir and said that plebiscite should be held in J&K to decide whether people want to stay with India or not. Such kinds of remarks do not show any kind of effectiveness and must not be given when the entire nation is listening to you.

Also some sort of acrimony is going on between Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal. Anna in a very low tone claimed that the funds collected through the sale of SIM cards have been misused. He also said that the funds collected during the anti-corruption movement had been used by the AAP in its poll campaigns. But not even a single allegation was proved against Kejriwal. Then Anna said that his name should not be used by the AAP for its poll campaign. Through all this Anna tried to let us know that he is not backing Kejriwal in any manner.

There is no denial that the AAP is effective but it needs the right ideology. The party has to move on this path very carefully. For sure, experience cannot be gained at the cost of country and its people.


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Thank you , Rajdeep Sirdesai !

Thank you for conducting that brutal interview of Arvind Kejriwal , Saturday evening

Normally , Arvind is a very reticent fellow

But you managed to rattle him !

But for your penetrating questions , Arvind would not have volunteered to reveal on his own , the following :


– It is only for 28 colleges which are partially or fully funded by Delhi

It is for ANY student ( from any state of India ) , who passes his / her
10th standard from any Delhi school


– Only 20KL per month is free

Our goal is to ” Reduce Consumption / Conserve ”

Hence it makes sense to charge those who continue to consume more
than 20 KL .

If they want FREE , they must cut back on consumption !

Again it makes lot of Economic Sense , to give water free , only to
those who have meters

Lakhs of households will now get motivated to install meters !

A very powerful incentive

That will introduce ” Measurement of Resource ”


– This is a physical problem of laying 150 Km of new pipe-lines /
installation of pumps etc

No one asked Congress government re this for 15 years !

It is totally unfair to expect AAP to do this in 15 days !


– This is what democracy is all about !

We encourage ALL to speak their minds without fear / reservations

Ideas must flow unhindered

We believe in brain-storming , not in suppressing views !

But ,

PAC members / MLAs / Core Committee Members etc will need to toe the

FINAL PARTY POSITION ( arrived after fierce internal debate / evaluation /
consensus ) in public , irrespective of their personal views

As far as millions of ORDINARY MEMBERS are concerned ( including Capt
Gopinath / Mallika Sarabhai etc ) , they are at liberty to criticize even the

We impose PARTY DISCIPLINE , only on office bearers

And since Vinod Binny is our MLA , he is bound by this internal CODE OF

He must leave the party , if he cannot comply


– If Delhi police won’t act against drug mafia / sex racketeers , despite a
pile of complaints from local citizens , then our ministers will come out on
the streets , in support of the oppressed

We will not hesitate to join their agitation / revolt against the corrupt !

Even Mahatma Gandhi , had to break the unjust British Laws

We will do the same

If we cannot change the law with the support of our MLAs , then we will
break it with the support of the suffering public

Make no mistakes about it !


– Another TV channel editor said , we are continuing ” Activism ”

Still another TV anchor says , AAP failed to graduate to ” Governance ”

Use any – and all – adjectives you can , to describe our behavior / actions

We are not guided / governed by any ” Ideology ” ( Left / Right / Center )

When we take any decision / action , we only apply ” Gandhi Guideline ” ,

viz ; ” Will this help the poorest person ? ”


– If they like , let them withdraw their ( unasked for ) support today

Let there be re-elections

People of Delhi will bring us back with 50 seats


– I may , if Party asks me

[ Arvind ,

Whereas all the rest of your answers were most appropriate , this was
the most disappointing !

If you succumb to the " wishes " of your colleagues , not only the
people of Delhi , but of entire India , will conclude that ,

# You are an opportunist

# You are after power

# You cannot be trusted

# You have betrayed them ]

Once again , thank you Rajdeep ,

But for your grilling , public would have continued to believe the canards being dished out by those pseudo – experts trying to drown out each other , on panel discussions / obsessions !

* hemen parekh ( 20 Jan 2014 / Mumbai )


we have to wait and see how the AAP is getting progressed in real time politics over the current system..any way you delivered the article in a nice way..Thanks and keep writing…