Monday, May 19, 2014


So what is easier?
-          Blame the trash on the road on the others
-          Keep a dustbin and start throwing trash in the bin
-          Sweeping the trash and cleaning the road
-          Pointing a finger, laughing, making jokes and spreading them about those doing the second or third option

A new Parliament has been elected and euphoria has swept the nation, however it is interspersed with jokes on someone who attempted to clean up the trash. The tea seller leads a contingent with a third of tainted candidates, meaning they have at least one criminal case against them. Many other parties have at least one or more of similar tainted candidates and a casual reading of the cases against them will make you shudder for corruption may be the least of the charges against them. You will have murderers, rapists, extortionists in the list who have now being given the mandate to make laws.

Make no mistake I am not a fan of Kejriwal but I am a fan of what he wants to do. I like the idea that the road can be cleaned not by wishful thinking but by actually getting down and dirty. I chose to vote for the candidate who contested for the AAP because I went through his profile and I compared his profile with those of the others, it was a confirmation of the intent behind the party. Note that the winning candidate was not too far off the mark however he came from a political heritage and that tilted the balance.

The question that I am throwing here is before you pat yourself on your back for having voted, have you checked if the person getting the vote is deserving of the vote? The two seats that went to the NDA in Tamilnadu went to caste and religion and the party colours seemed to matter little. Why ridicule someone who dares to think different and even worse dares to do something different? Kejriwal has his flaws and if you had watched the blockbuster hit “Ko”, the Chief Minister had his also but he stood for a cause and in cinematic fashion the cause triumphed at the cost of the Chief Minister. 

People desired change and the verdict is still out whether this vote is for the BJP or against the Congress. I still feel that this is against the Congress a party which was given the mandate to rule for a second term to carry on the unfinished work of the earlier term. However lost in a delusion the Congress went the other way.

Kejriwal and the AAP require time and monitoring to observe the results. They are taking baby steps and a baby will fall till he / she finds sure footing, the parents have the responsibility to ensure that the baby is walking on sure and safe ground. There will be times when the parent will need to be firm and maybe a slap across the wrists will not be wrong when needed but to ridicule the child shows how low the parents can stoop too. Why call the people as parents? This was a movement by the people, of the people and for the people.

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