So, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won the Delhi 2015 elections and Arvind Kejriwal is now all set to become the Chief Minister of Delhi for a second time.
I’ll admit I’m not a fan of Kejriwal. I thought of him as little more than a rabble-rouser who would do little more than point fingers. He went back on his words of never joining politics and formed the Aam Aadmi Party. In hindsight, I don’t think he could’ve done anything else.
I wasn’t enamoured with his pre-poll promises the last time around. I remain sceptical this time too. He committed political hara-kiri by resigning last year as Delhi’s Chief Minister. As a non-Delhi resident, to me it seemed he hadn’t achieved much. (Notice how much I say ‘he’ instead of ‘them’. That is another thing that they must guard against: becoming a one-person party.)
And for all my list of issues with him and his party, I hope they become a good political party. A success. India needs change. A change from old political rules which have only divided us and abused us as voters. Sure AAP is green and often looks like they’re a deer caught in headlights from a political lorry which is about to ram into them. I hope they learn the tricks of the trade soon and use it for the betterment of the people.
Dear Arvind Kejriwal and members of the Aam Aadmi Party. Be a Force for good.