So, on the very next day of his political pilgrimage in Maharashtra, the invigorating signs of a strengthening anarchist in Arvind Kejriwal came up with yet another evidence for us to believe he is heading in the right direction.
During a high-profile event, aping the practices of the political class he derided, he spoke on his schemes on how he would handle the media players who were working against him. That shows clear signs of coming of age. Isn’t it? Political hooliganism, rowdyism – his party is embracing and practicing with unmatched enthusiasm. After all, he has started leaning even from his opponents.
Good signs for the kind of democracy India is!
Mr. Kejriwal said, not in a veiled threat, but in an open, audaciously warm warning, that those acting to malign his image would face probe and jailed if he came to power.
According to the ‘media’ reports, he said: “Since last one year, we have been told that Modi is there, Modi is there. Since one year, Modi has also been saying that. Even some TV channels have been saying that Ramrajya has come and corruption has vanished. This has happened, that has happened; a lot has happened. Why did they do it? Because money has been paid to TV channels, heavy amount has been paid to promote Modi,” Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal went on to say, “Around 800 farmers have committed suicide in Gujarat in the past 10 years but none of the channels have showed it. Farmers have sold their land to Adani in just one rupee but even this has not been shown by any channel. Arvind has taken security, Arvind has not taken security, he has taken Z category and Y security. Let the security go to hell but they won’t show Modi’s truth. The whole media is sold this time, it’s a conspiracy, it is a huge political conspiracy.”
“If our government comes to power then we will set an inquiry into this. And along with media people, all will be sent to jail,” he added.
Thus – now – he has started talking in the fully matured tone of an anarchist, so much so, that he looks set to take it even beyond the realms of political anarchy. He is taking it personally. That is a goof sign.
It will ensure his commitment in evolving as the representative of the class of political anarchists in India, a class having pan-India presence and acceptance in the electoral landscape, but marred by many groups and factions.
Once, Arvind Kejriwal establishes his identity of a political anarchist as a force to reckon with, he has the ability to unite the scattered and warring factions to bring under one roof.
And how vital are the signs is self-evident from the fact that how Mr. Kejriwal debunked the ‘media’ reports that he had taken a U-turn on his ‘jailing the media’ statement.
How can a true anarchist backtrack from a statement that endorses his quality?
Probably, some of the ‘media’ reports on his U-turn sounded threatening to Mr. Kejriwal on his ‘media will be jailed’ rhetoric and how could an anarchist be threatened?
So, he decided to hit back.
In a Nagpur rally, he said: “Some news channels are now showing that Kejriwal threatened them. But it is the other way round. You threatened us. But we are not scared of the media.”
And his party did the same in Delhi in a press conference with some of its big names religiously trying to defend their anarchist mentor by trying to take on the media.
Bravo Mr. Kejriwal! Carry on the mascot!
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/