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Peoples’ verdicts for AAP

By on December 17, 2013

The AAP receives a blow from Anna Hazzare, who has openly congratulated the Government’s attempt of tabling the Lokpal Bill unlike Arvind Kejriwal who had claimed that the Lokpal bill without the formation of Lokayuktas do not justify the original dictum of the bill. Arvind Kejriwal or AAP may brood for a while as Anna Hazzare is the key person, who had fueled the anti-corruption slogan and could bring a lot of eminent personalities including retired bureaucrats under the same umbrella in the form of an apolitical forum, from where AAP arose.

We must consider the consequence of such lack of synchronization in the backdrop of the recent Delhi polls. The spectacular win of AAP represents the tip of iceberg of what is going inside the minds of Indian citizens regarding corruption in politics.

The truth is that the high level of corruption among the political leaders have created a churning within every hapless citizen, and not left even the middle class untouched.

Such verdicts clearly triggered off the panic level of the two crest-fallen national level political parties.

Though AAP on its inception has been able to combat the wresting control of Congress and raise a solid antidote against highly determined Modi-wave, but they are yet to weather the situation that may arise due to such ideological differences with Anna Hazzare. Such lack of harmony may not remain as minor inconvenience, but it can show evidence of the array of discomforts of the war room of AAP, who have taken an oath to sweep out corruption from Indian political corridors with the broom stick.

Despite fractured mandate, the AAP has exhibited guts to exercise options for forming the Government, though it may not be ultimately appreciated by their voters. They have announced to contest in General Election 2014 also. Brushing asides controversies, we should take a note of the significant aspects out of the entire episode that proves Indian democracy has become matured.

Such enrichment of Indian democracy and its key constituents may decimate the old parties like Congress or BJP, whose morale and image have been stained by several untoward events.

It was not only Sheila Dikshit, who had been under the belt, the recent Delhi poll has signaled the end of back-to-back wins of many renowned Congress leaders like A K Walia, Rajkumar Chauhan, Prem Singh and a few more. People might have got apprehension against the funds of AAP or even people may doubt their performance as administrators, but the mandate against the corrupted politicians has become rather evident in the current election.

Perhaps, the hapless citizens have been desperately looking forward to an alternative that may echo their subdued desires and will stay the ground; AAP has appeared as a Santa Claus to the jinx ridden political realm in India that aids the common man to relish for some time, at the least.

AAP has been able to magnetize the non-polarized voters as their widespread anti-corruption slogans had not been paid attention to by the ruling government.

When the common people firmly believe that the string of corruption have ruined Indian economy and even some of the stalwarts in economics also belong to same school of thought, why should the government remain stoic against corruptions?

Perhaps, the only answer is that most of the political parties are fully aware of the intrinsic corruption level of their own parties but are frightened to initiate any step to cleanse corruption as they might have to lose some leaders and cadres who elevate the party’s status by amassing invaluable votes through their structured poll machinery.

It is heard that CPM, after its array of poll debacles, have started taking tough stands against some of their leaders and cadres, but the number remains inadequate to elevate the clean image of the party. Has Congress or BJP ever shown moral fiber to eliminate such corrupted leaders? We can clearly recall that some of the eminent Congress leaders had been struck off, but mostly they had to face punitive action because of ideological differences and that too politically.

Paramount pressure might have stepped up on the top brass, but they always attempted to follow the ‘down-the-middle-road’ approach. Most of the regional parties may have wilted as such cleansing may sound hypocritical to them.

Had the age old political parties been able to show resilience against corruption, they would have been highly complemented and the emergence of AAP would never be possible. Ironically, the top notch leaders of most of the parties demand a show of loyalty to the party line than their constitutional roles.

Perhaps the unchallenged verdicts for AAP have envisaged the need of bringing all such political activities under the microscopic lenses and the veteran politicians are expected to seriously note the underlying messages of the commoners.

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