A MOVEMENT. A GOVERNMENT. SIMILAR PREDICAMENT.

Major breakthrough within few months of launching organized initiatives.

Mobilizing masses to convert the initiatives into the experiments with mass appeal.

Achieving more than the success sought, becoming, thus the voices of millions.

Experimenting further while spearheading the course further, faltering, but taking up again, thus up on the way ahead.

Scoring even greater feat in the next phase with resounding success stories, rewriting the trends, overwriting the attempted writings, creating thus a history.

People seeing the history-making elements as opportunities to consolidate grip and further personal agenda.

Increasing trend to read the developments leading to the brilliant success stories with slanted opinions.

Rapid decline from slanted opinions to public display of vested interests.

Emergence and further deepening of the fault-lines.

Those are the premises that make for the stories of the 2011 anti-corruption movement and the political party that emerged from it, or the political party that was squeezed out of it, at the cost of the movement.

The Anna Hazare led movement and the Aam Aadmi Party experiment had a similar trajectory with similar elements in their respective life-cycles.

The high moral ground, the sole reason that mobilized the masses to stay with them to raise voice against corruption, gave way gradually to empty rhetoric.

The vested interests pushed their natural counterparts thus and the factional feuds of personal fiefdoms began.

The movement died afterward.

The ethics that were put in front to push the political experiment out of the movement have also died.

And with it, the political experiment is also dying.

The big question is – how long will it take before it concludes finally.

Will the similar predicaments lead to the similar fate finally?

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

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