Not long back were the people in Delhi rejoicing on streets, December 28 to be precise. Yesterday too they were on streets to support Arvind & AAP, which has relinquished the power after a run of just 49 days. People were confident then, baffled now. Even DoD crystal ball, was not clear on this internal crumble.
It is mark on these days democracy that people run to conclusion first and then analyze their thoughts. We shall do it the conventional way; lets list the 49-day run, and trust us it was a 100meter dash.
– Free water to Delhi public
– Cut power bills by 50%
– Janta Durbar, a bold attempt
– CM dharna before the Republic day parade, demanding cop suspension on Danish rape case. Check out “Wake up India – Another Foreigner Raped”
– SIT filed to probe 1984 riots
– Power crises as discoms refuse to toe CMs dictate
– FIR filed against earlier CM Sheila Dikshit, on corruption case
– FIR against Mukesh Ambani & Oil Minister Moily on gas pricing
– Kejriwal was not allowed to table the “Jan Lokpal Bill” in Delhi assembly
Huff Huff, it is really a task 10 prominent issues raised, one every 5th day of tenure, this is unprecedented in democracy. Kudos to team AAP and the “WALL” Arvind to bring democracy and issues a talk of every day household. Even media was on toes and had no choice but to cover Arvind, each of the 49 days in office.
At this juncture, we are not evaluating the rationale of stepping out of the government. We believe, on one-hand democracy has won, because people are more aware of the issues and they see a voice leading causes, which are related to them. On the other, Democracy has also lost; the trust that people had reposed on Aam Aadmi Party stands betrayed by them by not being able to maneuver the entire term. It was always going to be difficult and people had voted them to power to run with these difficult situations and quit in between. It cannot always be “my way” in a democracy; one needs to be patient enough to turn the greatest adversary into believer in ones thoughts. Not far in the history we have witnessed “India’s freedom struggle” which continued to, well over a century, and was successful only because different fractions with different ideologies still had the same dream of freedom. We believe that democracy wins in patience and not in a hurry. Check our earlier article “AAP – Winners in Hurry”
So for the time being AAP’s KejriWALL has fallen from CM’s chair to streets of Delhi.