A friend shared this article today The security of Aam Aadmi.
Before reading this particular article, I had three views on AAP
- They are a genuine group of people, who can bring a much needed change in the politics of India by cleaning up corruption and focusing the decision making around aam aadmi of the nation.
- Another obvious one: that they are part of a long term plan of INC (Indian National Congress) because INC has no leader right now who beat NaMo head-on and because of so many high level corruption cases in the past tenure of UPA, they don’t stand a chance of wining the next General Assemble elections. So they create AAP, which has eaten mostly the votes of BJP. I analyzed it myself that in more than 75% of the seats which AAP won, BJP was at the second place.
- That they are also just like everyone else, making use of opportunity.
I tend to believe the first point more.
This article shows a different angle to the same question. Following is my analysis of the above mentioned article.
in favour of AAP:
- The US connection of Anna and others!
This does not prove anything at all. Magsaysay award winners can’t be all pro-americans. I work for an American IT company. Does that make me a CIA agent, No.
- Similarity of Arab uprisings and Anna movement
I visited the Ramlila Maidan once during this movement. I am 100% sure it looked as normal/genuine as it can be. How can you have a different type of gathering/organization of an event of such scale? I bet they all look same. I mean they both were kinda similar as they were against the government(?).
- The role of social media
Social media was the single most important tool (in my view) to bring people together and share their views. This can not be attributed to something US sponsored!
In fact the US Govt itself has been facing massive criticism/protests because of revelation made by Wikileaks and others. And these protests have always been generated/created online. Because this is the most effective and convenient way to bring people together.
- Involvement of other people like Swami Agnivesh
Well we all know how long he was a partner. Whatever his role or motive was, he clearly was not accepted as a part of their team. So AAP comes clean here as well.
- Batla house encounter:
In that Youtube video, he never mentioned that it was fake, He only questioned the killing of those two guys and the police inspector!
- Kashmir Issue:
Kejriwal has just started his political career. He obviously does not have an agenda (and knowledge?) to run the nation. So he ducks the question on Kashmir and Maoists etc (in that youtube link). He got upset and left the show, questioning the motive of the anchor (for ruining his mood) 😛
This is not a good sign. If you are fighting elections then you gotta have your agenda for all issues related to the nation! But if he was trained by CIA, he would have answered! 😉
I dont know much. Many people are maoist sympathizers. This is a very big and a very sensitive issue in itself.
- Muslim vote politics
In this category, he is just like INC. I don’t think Muslims in India today are not treated well or they don’t have equal rights. But from time to time he has shown his soft corner for Muslims. This looks more like vote bank politics just like INC/BJP. My opinion is that they should not be treated separately.
Security is of utmost importance for the nation. AAP’s knowledge and understanding in dealing with international issues is certainly not mature. They should come clean on their agenda on Kashmir and Maoism. But the public is always there to throw them away if they are not doing as promised. AAP seems to be the only hope of the nation and that is why AAP will always be tested very hard as this is the party which I believe public has voted from the heart, not head. So they will have to go beyond the general governance and policy making to prove their loyalty to people. And I hope they will learn and do well as they progress in their political career, otherwise no political party will be able to gain the confidence of people in the foreseeable future.
Comments are most welcome 🙂