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AAP on verge
of implosion !
the manner Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been behaving after
making an impressive entry in the country's democratic
politics, no wonder if it implodes any time. This has
been the conclusion of the views expressed by the surfers
of the whispersinthecorridors.com who were asked - Will
the AAP get fractured by running very fast ?
The surfers were of the view that the party should have
moved step by step, set up an example of governance -
devoid of corruption, spread its wings across the states
as and when the turn of
polls occurred in respective states - and then thought
of contesting Lok Sabha polls. This would have enabled
the party to have its properly organized organizational
set up in all the states and provided it an opportunity
to showcase its own model of development & governance
before the electorate.
"It is not a question of speed that poses threat
to AAP. It is their excessive posturing on one issue ignoring
others. Corruption is no doubt a very important factor
which has led to malfunctioning of Governance in the country
and this needs to be rooted out. But concentrating all
their energy on this issue and that too on taking on who
they perceive to be corrupt instead of rooting out the
procedural flaws in the system which let corrupt flourish
is not going to improve Governance for which they have
been voted to power in the very first election they fought",
said Aarti Khosla.
"The debate is very apt. AAP is slowly
taking the shape of a political party. Once it spells
out its economic & other policies, some people are
bound to be disappointed", another surfer Deo Kumar
Harish Kumar, yet another surfer also
agreed that AAP will get fractured soon as their (i) political
journey has been more than supersonic aircraft (ii) methodology
of governance is wrong (iii) promises made before poll
should not have been short time bound (iv) AAP does not
have majority even in Delhi (v) The leader being part
of system earlier is behaving like civil servant rather
than as a politician. "In view of this despite honest
and sincere intentions, it will get fractured".
Another prominent and one of the most
regular contributor to our Forum column, AK Saxena said,
"The AAP began its 1000 mile journey only to get
maimed and incapacitated at the first step. Judging by
its performance, rather lack of it, the party appears
to be heading for a downfall earlier than what the cynics
had predicted. Its leadership is loud-mouth, arrogant
and impulsive with holier-than-thou mindset. It is unable
to control its wayward spokespersons. After falling out
with Anna, the fledgling party is waiting to meet its
waterloo. It is on verge of implosion". Agrees Ashok
Jaidka too, "They are fractured not because of speed
but for not respecting the law of the land".
Arvind Kejriwal has probably got good
intentions but his methods are questionable, says Arjun
Mallik adding, "He is apt to call every one opposing
him names. He relapses into wild allegations (without
proof) against every body who is not from his party. He
keeps denigrating every institution. He has no respect
for anybody. He is a practitioner of the art of doublespeak.
In a democratic polity, one has to display restraint which
he apparently does not possess (or maybe he likes sensationalising
which gives him media coverage). As Mahatma Gandhi said,
the ends do not justify the means".
Yet another surfer Hardip Singh Kingra
opined, "Indian electorate when votes any alternate
party its case is similar to a cancer patient who is referred
to some different hospital. He gains hope of recovery
but with the passage of time the hope vanishes and the
reality takes over. AAP has been voted to power by Delhi
electorate with same hope! The only good thing is that
the AAP leaders are sincere and truthful and really want
to help the common person with utmost sincerity.
AAP and its think tank must have done
a lot of research as people like Yogendra Yadav, Prashant
Bhushan are great political thinkers who know a lot about
the system, but it is felt that AAP should have been little
more patient. People have given them good mandate, which
may be little short of majority but people know it very
well that AAP does not have a magic wand or a wonder drug
like many sadhus claim in India. I feel even if AAP goes
slow but firmly people are still going to support it because
of its commitment, sincerity & truthfulness.
S Swarup, however, feels that in a short
while only AAP has proved that while they are good at
street protests, they are unfit to govern. They also have
no vision for development of Delhi, leave alone the country.
Giving out doles to people, esp. their supporters is the
way of all politicians for building their vote banks and
AAP is following the same route. They are no different
and are squandering the honest tax payers money by following
vote bank politics instead of improving infrastructure,
housing, transportation systems etc. Delhi government
would have been bankrupt due to their poor financial management.
But R K Jain says, "AAP has not appeared
on stage for taking political mileage for its popularity
but rather challenging the old system to behave properly
and the same is also having effect".
And last but not the least, Sudhanshu Majupuria opines
that the Aam Admi Party is getting stronger day by day.
(For details read current issue of Whispers in the Corridors