Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MEANING OF LAL BATTI

MEANING OF LAL BATTI



“I am an anarchist”. “We will fill Rajpath with our workers on Republic Day”. “ Let all Delhi Police take leave, and join Aam Aadmi Dharna in plain clothes” these were the statements from Aam Aadmi Party convener Mr Arwind Kejriwal while addressing the mob, during dharna at Rail Bhawan. Mr Arwind Kejriwal as Chief Minister made these statements!

His cohorts (Read Mr Ashutosh say that definition of Anarchist has to be changed if Arwind Kejriwal has used this word. Mr Ashutosh calls TV media men as dictators.

“ मैं जेटली और सालवे पर थुकता हूं।“ These are statements of Mr Somnath Bharti, Cabinet rank minister of Arwind Kejriwal.

Delhi witnessed chaos inflicted by AAM AADMI PARTY for last two days. At the end as a face saver AAM AADMI Party got three Police men sent on leave till finalization of enquiry. Mr Arwind Kejriwal earlier justified the actions of Mr Bharti and to prove his backing he demanded sacking of police men. When that did not happen, Chief Minister in order to save his minister got his cadres to stage a drama of dharna. Ideally Mr Somnath Bharati should have quit till investigations are over if the party were different as they claim, but instead Mr Kejriwal chose to defend him like any other party.



Since the formation of Government in Delhi we have been hearing insensitive arrogant statements from Chief Minister and his colleagues. Mr Yogendra Yadav, as if not aware of what is happening, tries to assuage the feelings of the masses by his soft tongue. Their speakers and media spoke persons are arrogant and try to give a feeling that they all are in the government and are here to teach a lesson to everybody on morality.



Mr Kejriwal, real meaning of Lal Batti Culture is preferential treatment to chosen few in the Government and the most visible symbol of it is “Lal Batti” atop a government vehicle. Today you may have shunned that “Lal Batti” from your car, but in practice by protecting your Cabinet Minister and sacking aam aadmi Police man, you have succumbed to the very same culture. Removing Lal Batti has become one of your many gimmicks, Mr Kejriwal.

AAM AADMI PARTY has become like any other party in terms of culture and display of power. Worst is they have declared themselves as anarchist. We must decide whether we want to be part of AAM POLITICAL PARTY which is also anarchist. No sane person should join the party of anarchists.

Tail Piece: In Army if an Army Officer or anybody of any rank incite others against the establishment, then he gets court marshaled and thrown out of Army. Kejriwal has done this publicly as a CM and legal notice should be served to him.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

AAP METAMORPHISING INTO AAM POLITICAL PARTY

“ Personally I did not want to contest Loksabha polls, but the party feels that I should. I will therefore contest not to become prime minister but to establish Swaraj in the country” Arwind Kejriwal spoke on 18 Jan. – Rajiv Gandhi came to politics using these lines, Rahul Gandhi used these lines, 'aam' political leaders use this line and join politics. All leaders of every political party says this line - I don’t want to, but people forced me to contest.

 

“ No sitting MLA would be given Loksabha ticket” Now rules have been changed for Arwind Kejriwal, how correct was Mr Binny in narrating the inner party confusion of AAP.

 

“ We are not against any race, country, caste or religion it was media that made AAP racist” Arwind Kejriwal said on 18 Jan 14. Again Arwind Kejriwal in order to support his erred cabinet minister gave this statement. Every party blames media when allegations start hurting it. Being racist, corrupt or communal everything is media creation. Easiest excuse a politician could give is to say everything is media creation, which is what Arwind has done. In the same manner of Arwind, one can say that AAP is not a serious party it is a media creation. Congress is not a corrupt party it is a media creation.

 

Arwind Kejriwal has been allotted C II – 23 as official residence (18 Jan 14). This is a CPWD house at Tilak lane, Lutyens, near India Gate, New Delhi. This is from central pool and not from New Delhi quarters. This is a 1600 sq feet house with lawn and garage! These houses are actually meant for central government officers. By giving this one Central govt officer would be denied a house. The house is old so naturally big, spacious. The stance of no houses for AAP ministers has been flouted by none other than Arwind himself. Why seek publicity on such gimmicks when it is not possible to adhere to?

 

Ideological confusion, intraparty indiscipline, arrogant talk of various new members on various TV channels, the racist actions of Mr Bharti and their volunteer goons, the immature actions of Ms Birla, the flipflops and publicity gimmicks of Arwind Kejriwal and sudden emergence of some self-aggrandizing personalities like Mr Ashutosh who think that they are now solution givers for our country indicates the anarchist tendencies which should be stopped as soon as possible by sane aam  people of our country.

 

AAP is an example how  fast a political party could become an ‘aam’ political party just like many others in the country.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

Arwind Kejriwal says for 2014 general elections, the fight is between AAP and BJP. True as it is Congress party’s prop. The game plan was accomplished in Delhi. They want to repeat the same formula for general elections.

AAP started with opposing Congress and will end up supporting Congress or getting support from Congress.

AAPs stand on Kashmir articulated by Prashant Bhushan is highly anti national. Like minded people get attracted and so I would not get surprised if in coming days Ms Arundati Roy joins AAP. Their confused thoughts on FDI is another indicator of ideological bankruptcy.

Monday, January 6, 2014

CORRUPT THOUGHT


I had earlier blogged about AAP’s tunneled vision (Read tailpiece of http://www.rashtravrat.blogspot.in/2013/12/aam-aadmi-party-misreading-voters.html  ). My worst fears have come true. Prashant Bhushan has reiterated AAPs view about India. The talk of referendum for every aspect is a show of weakness as a nation and as a mature democracy. This is the second time in last few months Prashant Bhushan has come out with his views on Kashmir. He says that there should be a referendum on Army’s presence there in Kashmir. Tomorrow these AAP people would demand referendum on Kashmir itself. Prashant Bhushan had earlier said this. When people started criticizing the stand, the party did a quick U turn just to save its image. This is an old trick. Make a comment, if people gulp it develop it into an issue, if people reject it make a U turn and say that it was misquoted.


In contrast this is what a mature party should do - Soon after Abraham Lincoln was elected to the presidency in November 1860, seven southern states seceded from the Union. In March 1861, after he was inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States, four more followed.

The secessionists claimed that according to the Constitution every state had the right to leave the Union. Lincoln claimed that they did not have that right. He opposed secession for these reasons:

(a)  Physically the states cannot separate.

(b)  Secession is unlawful.

(c)  A government that allows secession will disintegrate into anarchy.

(d)  That Americans are not enemies, but friends.

(e)  Secession would destroy the world's only existing democracy, and prove for all time, to future Americans and to the world, that a government of the people cannot survive.


Referendum in Kashmir when its demography is skewed shows corrupt thinking of AAP leaders. For a one year old party, AAP is graduating fast towards self-destruction and if this is their stance and people support them then there is a danger to sovereignty of our country.


AAP - The self proclaimed crusaders of anti corruption plank are now indulging in a higher form of corruption – Corrupt thought, which is far more harmful than monetary corruption. Populism should not be exploited so much so that it starts hurting the core of our Nation - integrity.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

CHIEF MINISTER'S HOUSE


A duplex house on Bhagwan Das road was allotted to Chief Minister of Delhi Arwind Kejriwal and the keys were handed over to him. One part having 3000 sq feet would his house and the other part would be his office.

 

He was almost set to enter that house, but the news is some voters called him and told that this may go against his image of his ‘spartan’ nature. Following the phone calls of aam aadmi, now he has rejected the house.

 

Chief Minister would be very soon be given another house, now whether it would be 3000 Sq Feet house or less or slightly more that is just a discussion issue. Chief Minister should get a house. Nothing wrong in this but when the issue is used to show case the ‘spartan’ style in keeping with the image of the Chief Minister for furthering the new agenda of AAP of going national, seeds of doubt are sown. The sincerity is suspect.

 

Communist parties for long used to show case this spartan style in Bengal, in fact Buddhadeb used to stay in his own house when he was Chief Minister of West Bengal (though he was doing it for Jyoti Basu). Jan Sangh leaders often used to live a life of spartan. Even Dr Harshavardhan stays in his own small house. BJP leaders like Ram Bhau Mhalgi used to stay in his small house all through his life even when he was elected as Member of Parliament number of times. Same was the case with Prof Ram Kapse. There are many. As compared it must be noted that Arvind Kejriwal has fast graduated from ‘NO’ to sarkari house to ‘YES’ to allotted house.

 

 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

CHEAP POPULARITY

As promised Arwind Kejriwal announces rate cut in power tariffs – I was reading the news paper. I remembered my days in Indian Military Academy or IMA as it is called. Few days prior to passing out parade, when we were in Indian Military Academy undergoing Army Officer’s gruelling course, we were briefed by our Commandant on the conduct of young officers in and Army unit. “In the unit you have to be careful. Your activities should be such that you should become a role model for others and should be liked by your Jawans. Remember in the unit, you would be looking by your two eyes but sixteen hundred eyes (a unit has around 800 jawans!) would be constantly looking at you”. He cautioned us and exhorted us to not to succumb to cheap popularity. “Cheap popularity will not carry you for long. People see through you. Try to be fair to others and act without prejudices. In the long run, people will regard you for your balanced and fair approach rather than freebies you dole out in order to garner popularity”.



AAP had contested the election on the plank that they would weed out corruption in the three power distribution companies and bring the tariffs down by 50 %. Manage the economy well and with these policies in place, automatically the power tariffs would come down. The benefit accrued from fine management and corruption less distribution would then be passed on to “aam aadmi” in bringing down the power tariffs.



In order to hurry in completing the poll promise what we get is a subsidy. In the second week of AAP governance what we get is 50 % lower tariffs by absorbing the costs by Govt. This amounts to a subsidy of 200 Cr with a rider that out of it 140 Crs would be taken back from power companies and 60 Cr from the Government. Today we don’t even know that these power companies would be ready to give back 140 Cr rupees and we might end up in getting all 200 Cr from Government coffers. Governments succumb to cheap popularity and subsidy is the easiest vehicle to ride on. The power companies may go bankcrupt in giving back 140 Cr to the government, thus affecting the power distribution. This kind of government bail out is the easiest way as the repercussions would be felt after few years and probably by the next Government. If subsidy was the solution then why only 50 %. Tomorrow in the next election a party may come up with a promise of bringing down power tariffs by 70 % or another party would go ahead and promise 100 % free power.



What we require is fair distribution of power without leakages and availablility of 24 X7 stabilised electricity and not cheap popularity resulting from reduction of tariffs by subsidizing from the govt coffers. The worst fears have come through.