DELHI 2020

2020-02-11

Today’s resounding verdict in favour of Aam Aadmi Party is victory of good governance, smart social media outreach/public connect and consistent delivery over the past five years.

I am not a citizen of Delhi (I doubt being a Son-In-Law would count) and the deliverable’s are gauged only from the media reports and the people I speak to and they have spoken like how !!

It is a victory of Arvind Kejriwal and his brand of politics and governance. People of Delhi have refused to fall for the name calling of Mr. Kejriwal – from being called as an Anarchist and a Terrorist, they have reposed their faith in him. But can he replicate this model across the country is something that I doubt.

BJP is now facing the law of diminishing returns, they have consistently lost state after state inspite of the abrogation of Arictle 370, Ram Mandir Verdict, Triple Talaq, divisive politics and the hatred that was peddled around. In the end it always boils down to रोटी, कपड़ा और मकान. You can’t fake it to make people believe that they have money in their pockets. Either they have it or they don’t and with the way they have messed up economy, most people certainly don’t have it.

Congress i.e. my party needs to do something ASAP. From governing the state for 15 straight years we have been getting out on zero in the previous two elections. This is just not done. Time for introspection is over. We have had that now for over 6 years now in Delhi !!

My few suggestions :

  • Time the leaders in-charge made to stay in the district headquarters mandatorily for atleast a week in a month. Have an open house, get to know local congressman and not get surrounded by select few.
  • Have a more pro-active social media team that caters to the party and not to any specific group.
  • Involve youth, give them a share in organisation, again those who have individual standing and identity in society.
  • Stop playing second fiddle to any party, for whenever we have done that we have never recovered in those states.
  • We are the oldest party with office-bearers across the length and breadth of the country; people are sick and tired of politics of hatred we have to offer them the alternative that they so badly crave.

Last but not the least – BRAVO AAP & MR. KEJRIWAL !!!

Dear Mr. Kejriwal

Dear Mr. Arvind Kejriwal,

I write this letter while you and some others are busy in back room maneuvering to have a tie-up with my party i.e. The Indian National Congress.

I do not know what my party’s Central and State Leadership is going to decide on this tie-up but what certainly I do now know is that you are no different from the others you so vehemently criticized from the grounds of Ram Leela Maidan and can henceforth take no moral high ground on the basis of principles, ethics for being a party with a difference.

In not so distant past you had painted the entire political class with one stroke of brush as Corrupt, inept, inefficient, unprincipled etc and garnered these anti-establishment votes to a spectacular win in Delhi Assembly. A model you tried so hard to replicate pan-India but failed with most of your candidate forfeiting their deposits in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections barring a few exceptions.

I was never a fan of your kind of politics because you offered the people of India Utopia when you yourself knew there was none. One by one people started leaving or were made to leave the movement that Anna Hazare had started and whose fruits you were the only one left to devour and relish.

From swearing on your children never to have a tie-up with the Congress to actually doing it and now bending over backwards to accommodate them is not surprising to those who have watched you closely. Let the truth be told you are a Delhi Centric Party with an influence over 7 Lok Sabha Seats and 70 Assembly Seats, other than that it is just an exception.

During the heydays of the Lokpal Movement I was made to feel guilty about being a Congressman by your fans and now when I see your antics I feel sorry for them.

I just hope my party leadership listens to Ex. CM Shiela Dixit ji who successfully led the state for a record three terms and hope you too focus on your core competence i.e. Delhi and not spread yourself too thin !!

Regards,

A Congressman