WHAT WE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT ARVIND KEJRIWAL!

That he was an anarchist: With significant perceptive differences on how Kejriwal and his supporters view it and how the public who voted rationally for him views it.

That he was a political revolutionary: ‘Revolution’ is a big ticket word and Kejriwal failed miserably in being a ‘revolutionary’ (political) with his compromised ‘nightlong’ protest near Rail Bhawan demanding suspension of some police officials for alleged inaction and for Delhi Government control over the Delhi Police.

There is going to be a sea-difference on how Kejriwal is going to assess this ‘verbose revolutionising’ of his political incarnation and how the rational voter is going to treat this declaration.

That he would threaten to disrupt the Republic Day parade and then, would, very unrepublicly, work out a compromise deal to end his sit-in protest on the Delhi Police issue on the 2nd day when it was supposed to be for 10 days, without gaining anything tangible for the ‘cause of the Aam AAdmi’, but harassing the countless of ‘Aam Aadmis’ due to his arrogance.

That Arvind Kejriwal’s activism would so soon start reflecting corrosive elements of arrogance and extreme self-aggrandizement.

That his emphasis for the ‘politics of symbolism’ would push the ‘politics of change’ to a secondary level of importance, compromising the elements of ‘consciousness to the cause of the society’, a must for the ‘politics of change’ to prevail.

That there would be visible differences in his words and his acts and all this would become visible so soon.

That these traits would start nagging us so soon for our decision to vote him in the power making us feel cheated every now and then, with regular rush of avoidable, ‘silly’ controversies.

That Arvind Kejriwal supported social evils like ‘Khap Panchayats’.

(..and the list above is an open-list, unfortunately!)

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/