A VVIP ROBBERY ON AN INDIAN TRAIN

In 2013, the latest year for which the figures for crime in Indian Railways are available say of some over 1400 incidents of heinous crime including murders, dacoity, rape and robbery.

Going by the annual tally for some years, we can safely assume the figures to be hovering around on similar scale as nothing earth-shattering has happened in the intervening period. Overall safety and security continues to be a big issue and a worrying aspect for the Indian Railways, the lifeline of public commuting in India.

And we seldom hear of these odd 1400-1500 incidents of heinous crimes, even murders the figure for which for 2013 was 270, leave alone the cases of dacoity and robbery, over 1100 in 2013.

Because they mostly happen with the ‘aam aadmi’, the common man. Most of them cannot afford even the higher class (read AC First Class and AC Second Class) travel by the trains. Taking a calculated ride of comfort has the AC Three Tier as the first preference because it is the cheapest one. Even if they can afford or somehow afford, most of them are not certainly the VVIPs.

Also, the AC class passengers, with most of them still being the common men, though with inflated pockets, form a minor fraction of the overall train passengers in India with sleeper class and second class accounting for over 90% of the volume.

The ‘khaas aadmi’, the VVIP personalities, are inhabitants of the AC First Class and in extreme circumstances, they opt to go with the AC Second Class. But the overall Indian Railways is secondary option for the ‘khaas aadmi’, including even the free-loader VVIPs. Train becomes an option only when there is non-availability of air carriers (due to varied reasons).

And even if VVIPs do travel by trains, we seldom hear voices (or clamoured voices) on heinous crimes in Indian Railways.

One of the natural reasons behind it is – most of the victims are from different classes of ‘aam aadmi’, even if inhabiting the AC classes.

And who cares for them in a country deeply indebted with the ethos of a VVIP culture where elected politician are seen as above the rest, the privileged class having the first and foremost access to the country’s system.

So, it takes a VVIP crime incident on moving tracks to make us raise voices on the deteriorating scenario, a scenario that was in pathetic shape perennially.

A state finance minister (Madhya Pradesh) was travelling from Jabalpur to Delhi with his wife in AC First Class. They were robbed today at gunpoint near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

Now, in 2013, 1096 robberies were recorded on moving trains but we did not hear about even single of them, at least not regionally or nationally. We did not hear what happened to the probes or if any action was taken against the policemen for showing laxity in duty.

Because the victims were the ‘aam aadmi’.

Today, it was a ‘khaas aadmi’ and therefore, three policemen were immediately suspended and a high-level enquiry was ordered.

And the victims were there, all around, to tell their story, with plenty of ears to hear them.

In a country, where a young and honest IAS officer dies a suspicious death and a state government adamantly declines the demands of the grieving family members of an independent, impartial probe the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Because the honest folk was not from some VVIP family and so no connections. Besides, he had taken on many corrupt VVIPs.

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MEDIA TO BE JAILED? ANARCHIST IN ARVIND KEJRIWAL SHOWS VITAL SIGNS

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!

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THE ANARCHIST IN ARVIND KEJRIWAL FLIPS HIS WINGS

The celebrity incarnation of broom reached Mumbai (the Maharashtra round) yesterday.

After Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, the apolitically politically (though claiming to be and trying to project himself as politically apolitical), the newest face of Indian politics is trying to score in Maharashtra, a state where militant style of politics has been in vogue since Bal Thackeray emerged on the political scene with Shiv Sena. That river of roughshod politics is still flowing with Shiv Sena and its rebellious spin-off MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) copiously adding to the stream of the political bravado.

Anyway, we were on the celebrity broom and its bearer arriving in Maharashtra. After making his presence felt in Mumbai the very first moment he arrived there yesterday, he is trying to spread his wings in the state that sends 48 MPs to the Lok Sabha, second largest after 80 MPs of Uttar Pradesh.

And it seems Mr. Kejriwal had planned the show to make an entry that would be splashed all across. After declaring himself an anarchist, he needed to oversee its percolation in the rank and file of his party. That could have been one of the vital reasons, not discussed so far, for resigning from the chief minister’s office of Delhi.

Small sacrifices are necessary to achieve the central objective and the central objective for the Aam Aadmi Party is to encash the unexpected success of the Delhi assembly polls to spread its political presence throughout the country, in order to become more common with the common man.

Now that needed time, concentration and some nationalized localization of the strategy.

Therefore, to ensure the plans for a national footprint, the anarchist in Kejriwal inspired him to withdraw his party from the Delhi government.

Now, with an ever increasing flare for generating controversies and brazenly claiming innocence and audaciously blaming others for his deeds, he looks fully concentrated on the job.

And by an increasingly anarchist attitude of his party (obviously, inspired by him), it is clear that Mr. Kejriwal has cracked the nut of practicing the type of politics that people of the whole country are aware of, has been part of.

It is just the negative way of the naysayers, the doomsday prophets who use words and phrases like political hooligans, rowdies in politics, musclemen in politics, criminalization of politics and now the political anarchists. They are found in Indian politics practiced throughout the country and that is a logical way to look for their acceptability.

Mr. Kejriwal had realized it and he went a step further.

Until now, almost of the political elements of this type has been restricted to regional politics. Mr. Kejriwal has learnt its wider importance better than others and he is earnestly trying to give it a national panorama.

So, what happened at the Churchgate railway station in Mumbai yesterday was not a sudden response. It had to happen. So, what happened today at the Mumbai airport was to happen. Expect more of such spectacles as Mr. Kejriwal and the political anarchist in him (and the anarchists in his party) advance to more destinations of the political pilgrimage they are on.

Political hooliganism, political rowdyism and political anarchy will be more on display as the battle for the Lok Sabha polls enters its decisive phase. The regional pockets will get pan-India support in the national ambitions of the anarchist Aam Aadmi Party.

Bravo, Mr. Kejriwal.

And please, don’t be deterred by the criticism and controversies (just to say, you are already so thick-skinned about it). Destruction of public property has been an essential part of Indian politics giving rise to many shining stars of Indian politics.

Also, one needs to take some pain in order to make wider gains. Your critics may not understand it but the public, who is at the receiving end of your supporters’ exuberance when they damage public property like they did at the Mumbai railway station yesterday or when the common public faces massive traffic jams and disrupted days due to your protests, understands and reads in between the lines to see the fine blue-print of your intent to do the politics in the name of the ‘aam aadmi’ (the common man).

Don’t stop. Don’t fear.

Keep it up. Go ahead.

Mr. Kejriwal, the nation, its common men, are looking at the anarchist in you, with folded hands.

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BROOM: NEW TOOL OF COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM

THE NEW TOOLS OF COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM IN THE INDIAN DEMOCRACY

Broom, the universal cleansing machine, was universally so understated (until now, at least in India). Even if the changing times brought to its contour the obvious advancements and the technological avatars, the mentality around the broom remained symbolically broom-type only.

The stereotyping can be understood by the fact that Wikipedia gives a well populated list of use of broom in cultural context and supports it with use of broom in witchcraft wizardry.

See, even Harry Potter, the hugely successful, iconic hero, having a global fan-following, creating the richest female author of the world, from scratch, even he could not change the perception. The Harry Potter Broom is listed on eBay and Amazon and returns with a number of links on the magical broomstick/broom used by the wizard boy on hitting it on Google and yet, the mighty broom has remained grossly understated.

The situation had become so hopeless, like the degradation of Indian politics that the broom proponents had abandoned their fight. Now, only a miracle could have revived the hope to start the efforts again, only a radical step could have rekindled the fire.

We cannot comment on the situation globally, in our limited capacity to get clear of the clutter in an age of information chaos, but, sure we can think on what is happening in India.

And that miracle happened in India; that radical step was taken in India.

It began in the name of the Aam Aadmi, the common man of India (if not with him in entirety, but, at least, it looked ‘intended’ to go beyond the mere the symbolism being practiced until now).

It began with a new political entrant in India, assembled mostly from apolitical names, the Aam Aadmi Party and its very special ‘Aam Aadmi’ (‘the’ common man) Arvind Kejriwal who ‘adopted’ broom as his party’s symbol.

He insisted he would get the universally functional broom its rightful due by using it metaphorically to cleanse the Indian politics, to sweep the System, to uproot it, or to remove the weeds.

And the journey on the path to fight for the rightful due has got its fighting verve with AAP emerging as an ‘Aam Aadmi’ metaphor threatening the established political masters.

So we had broom visibility as a protest tool against the System; so, we had some other political claimants claiming their right on ‘broom’ as their political symbol; so we had a major e-commerce site listing broom on its trading platform; so we have discourses on broom as an empowering metaphor of democracy now.

And it has emboldened the Indian Democracy this time to use the broom more effectively to correct its associates (claimed and natural) it seems. Its message to Mr. Kejriwal to use the broom to clean his own house also tells us so.

Now, it is to be seen if Mr. Kejriwal reads the writing on the wall.

The broom is now getting its proper due, thanks to the machinations of the Indian politics that is, thankfully, not self-evolving this time.

Next in the line:
MUFFLER: NEW TOOL OF COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM

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AAM AADMI: NEW TOOL OF COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM

THE NEW TOOLS OF COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM IN THE INDIAN DEMOCRACY

The first two months of 2014 have given the common man’s symbolism some vital tools to reflect on the centrality of the common man beyond the mere political symbolism. So how are they playing out to make the inroads?

The Common Man: The Aam Aadmi has become so lethal that it forced the Congress party to remove ‘Aam Aadmi’ from the age-old Congress’ slogan of fallacy, ‘Congress Ka Haath, Aam Aadmi Ke Saath’ (Congress’ Hand is for the Common Man – hand being the poll symbol of the grand old party of India).

It was power of the Aam Aadmi only that led to a massive surge in the pro Aam Aadmi sentiments after the Aam Aadmi gave the apolitically political Aam Aadmi Party a grand beginning in the assemblage of the political constellations, the entities that have acted like constellations mostly (though visible to us but they have hardly worked the common man way).

Congress removing Aam Aadmi is one instance of the symbolic significance of the common man in the Indian democracy happening now that is reflecting in the behaviour of the political masters of the country who, until now, have remained indifferent to the demands and needs of the Aam Aadmi. Whenever they gave us something – they gave us what they deemed apt for us. They didn’t ask what we really needed.

They are singing a different tune now. There is a mad rush not just to look pro Aam Aadmi, but also to act Aam Aadmi. And though we have solid reasons to believe that what the masters and the followers of the mainstream political parties are doing in the name of being ‘Aam’ is nothing but an opportunistic mask, they have to maintain the rhythm longer this time as the Aam Aadmi threat is here to continue its spell for quiet some time to come.

In spite of all the backtrackings and the bad name of the recent days, Arvind Kejriwal still remains one of the three top prime ministerial candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and the Aam Aadmi Party still remains a valid political threat that can significantly cut across the votebanks of all the political masters.

Next in the line:
BROOM: NEW TOOLS OF COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM

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UNCOMMONNESS OF THE COMMON MAN IN THE POLL SEASON

India is a constitutionally proclaimed Republic where the basic unit of everything that goes into the concept of a democratic nation is the ‘common man’.

But, over the years, passing through the ages, the public of this Republic, looking for known or familiar addresses, was pushed, comfortably and consciously, to a fallacious state of mind of ‘being supreme to the cause of an India ruled by its political elite’.

The symbolism of a ‘high and mighty’ Republic of compromised public began right in 1947 with Jawaharlal Nehru’s epoch-defining midnight ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech.

We were born a troubled nation.

And though we had great many luminaries when we began, we faltered. In spite of their profound wisdom and good intent, some of the soldiers of the Indian Freedom Movement caused acidic damage to the concept of a true Republic, affecting the chances of ensuring a healthy democratic atmosphere for its public. And we continued to falter.

Until now!

It seems good days are coming.

The ‘Aam Aadmi’, the ubiquitous, quintessential, conspicuously insignificant common man was never so ‘uncommon’ for Indian politicians.

Until now, corruption, the arterial malaise of the Indian social weaving, had failed to become the central poll plank of any of the General Elections (Lok Sabha polls) of India barring few occasions when sentiments ran high like the Bofors Scam case and its impact on the electoral outcomes.

And corruption has become so ‘common manly’ in India that it has effectively pushed to the margins any remote chance of the common man being the central poll plank of elections beyond the centrality of the symbolism of a Republic of the common men (subservient to the democratic interests of the political elite).

But as an apolitically political party (the Aam Aadmi Party) has made a stunningly successful political electoral debut in Indian politics riding high on the poll planks of common man and corruption, and is threatening the other masters of the game in spite of its languishing political show on performing on governance in Delhi, the common man is getting all the attention that he has been missing for so many years, from the master, and from their entourage.

But, let’s don’t get high to let the symbolism befool us again. Let’s keep questioning.

So is it the time to say ‘until now’?

Is it the ‘high time’ or is it going to be just yet another daydream, a failed experiment, a futile

What are the developments that help us daydream it or push us hoping so?

Watch out..

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COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM GETS NEW TOOLS (BEYOND MERE POLITICAL SYMBOLISM)

Continued/extended from
UNCOMMONNESS OF THE COMMON MAN IN THE POLL SEASON
https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/uncommonness-of-the-common-man-in-the-poll-season/

The first two months of 2014 have been highly productive for the Indian democracy and the trends tell the drought of decades is going to end its inflicting spell.

The ‘Aam Aadmi’, the common man, had never gone beyond the ‘symbolic’ special status of being the fundamental constituent of the independent India. His special status was always limited to the days of elections and the short-lived phase of hallelujah only served the game of the political masters of the country.

So, what are the developments that help us daydream so or push us to think so?

The first two months of 2014 (though the foundation was led in the last month of 2013) have given the common man’s symbolism some vital tools to reflect on the centrality of the common man beyond the mere political symbolism.

These are:

  • The Common Man
  • The Broom
  • The Muffler
  • The Coughing Common Man
  • The Tea and the Tea-wallah
  • The Pepper Spray
  • So..how well these tools are playing out?

Watch out..

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UNCOMMONNESS OF THE COMMON MAN IN THE POLL SEASON

India is a constitutionally proclaimed Republic where the basic unit of everything that goes into the concept of a democratic nation is the ‘common man’.

But, over the years, passing through the ages, the public of this Republic, looking for known or familiar addresses, was pushed, comfortably and consciously, to a fallacious state of mind of ‘being supreme to the cause of an India ruled by its political elite’.

The symbolism of a ‘high and mighty’ Republic of compromised public began right in 1947 with Jawaharlal Nehru’s epoch-defining midnight ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech.

We were born a troubled nation.

And though we had great many luminaries when we began, we faltered. In spite of their profound wisdom and good intent, some of the soldiers of the Indian Freedom Movement caused acidic damage to the concept of a true Republic, affecting the chances of ensuring a healthy democratic atmosphere for its public. And we continued to falter.

Until now!

It seems good days are coming.

The ‘Aam Aadmi’, the ubiquitous, quintessential, conspicuously insignificant common man was never so ‘uncommon’ for Indian politicians.

Until now, corruption, the arterial malaise of the Indian social weaving, had failed to become the central poll plank of any of the General Elections (Lok Sabha polls) of India barring few occasions when sentiments ran high like the Bofors Scam case and its impact on the electoral outcomes.

And corruption has become so ‘common manly’ in India that it has effectively pushed to the margins any remote chance of the common man being the central poll plank of elections beyond the centrality of the symbolism of a Republic of the common men (subservient to the democratic interests of the political elite).

But as an apolitically political party (the Aam Aadmi Party) has made a stunningly successful political electoral debut in Indian politics riding high on the poll planks of common man and corruption, and is threatening the other masters of the game in spite of its languishing political show on performing on governance in Delhi, the common man is getting all the attention that he has been missing for so many years, from the master, and from their entourage.

But, let’s don’t get high to let the symbolism befool us again. Let’s keep questioning.

So is it the time to say ‘until now’?

Is it the ‘high time’ or is it going to be just yet another daydream, a failed experiment, a futile

What are the developments that help us daydream it or push us hoping so?

Watch out..

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

KEJRIWAL, TOO, JOINS ‘JUSTICE FOR NIDO’ PROTEST: THE TALES ON ‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS

‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS*
Pre-election sops:
The mad rush has already begun with the poll bonanza entering its final leg – It would be interesting to watch the scramble, to lure the ‘Aam Aadmi’ in the narrow spectrum of time available before the Lok Sabha polls are announced – to woo the voters

Out of the three most talked about prime-ministerial candidates, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the stunningly new chief minister of Delhi, the city state, the national capital of India, realized it the last, that how significant a pro common man symbolism it could be.

(Mr.) Kejriwal was the last one in showing solidarity with the cause of ensuring justice for Nido Taniam, the young student from Arunachal Pradesh who lost his life to some racist elements of Delhi’s social weaving and to the inaction of Delhi Police.

Nido Taniam, the 20-year old, was beaten fatally by some shopkeepers in the Lajpat Nagar market area of Delhi after he reacted to the racist comments by them. Later on, he succumbed to his injuries.

It took Mr. Kejriwal six days to react on an incident when he should have reacted on the day the incident happened.

On February 4, when Mr. Kejriwal joined the protesters at Jantar Mantar, he was the 2nd runner up. A day before, on February 3, Rahul Gandhi had made an unscheduled (but not unexpected) appearance to put his thoughts further. Before that, on February 2, Narendra Modi had given voice to his concern by expressing grief and anger during his rally in Meerut.

Who gets what – only time will tell?

But the common thread (threat, you can read as well) of similarity here, in the ‘solidarity acts’ by these three prime-ministerial names, is, they all acted in the typical, routine, political fashion of the day.

Mr. Kejriwal is emerging as yet another routine politician and this incident was yet another qualifier to that ‘manifestation-in-process’. He ordered probe and some steps that were nothing more than routine, that we hear from every other politician after every such incident.

The crime that should have extracted the reactions from these political leaders within hours, took at least four days to reach their conscious so as to make them express their feelings.

And this was when it happened in Delhi, the national capital city of India, with its youngest chief minister in office. What to say of the rest of the nation then?

*https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/aam-aadmi-is-khaas-for-three-months/

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THE GUJARAT POVERTY DISCOURSE: THE TALES ON ‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS

‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS*
Pre-election sops:
The mad rush has already begun with the poll bonanza entering its final leg – It would be interesting to watch the scramble, to lure the ‘Aam Aadmi’ in the narrow spectrum of time available before the Lok Sabha polls are announced – to woo the voters

Such is the mad rush, as shown to us by the poverty discourse once again, Gujarat and Modi being in the centre this time.

In spite of all the claims, Gujarat is in India and cannot be free of the typical Indian problems of the day – corruption, social discrimination, poverty and so on.

Yes, the scale varies and Gujarat can claim having lesser degrees of these evils and Narendra Modi can rightly claim his governance being a reason behind somewhat improved levels. But it will be daydreaming to claim that peace and prosperity have become synonymous with Gujarat. That cannot be, not even in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, in the prevailing social and political circumstances of India.

So, even in Modi’s Gujarat, there are always the chances of slipping, getting flipped on the side, to the weaker domain, to give your adversaries the needed arsenal to lash you as severely as possible.

And when it is the high-time of the Lok Sabha elections, every such attack gets magnified multifold. And so is the counter-response that is more in the form of counter-attack.

So, this time, it is about the poverty discourse that has come to the surface after a December 2013 circular by the Gujarat government on its website made its way to the newsrooms. The circular is for the Antyodaya Anna Yojna that provides subsidized foodgrain to the BPL (Below the Poverty Line) families. The circular caps The Poverty Line for the eligible families at Rs. 10.8 a day, much below the Planning Commission’s Poverty Lines of Rs. 32 a day for urban areas and Rs. 28 a day for rural areas.

As it had to happen, in the election time, it was a big issue, for Congress, and for the other parties opposing the BJP, and thus, for the BJP.

And in the election time haste, the Congress strategists went full throttle to take advantage of it, ignoring or suppressing the fact that this Rs. 10.8 a day cap was decided by the Planning Commission in 2004 and not by the state government.

Who cares for the finer details when the issue on surface and its proximity to the target make for the headlines?

And therefore, the mad rush was there and was fully blown, until the finer details emerged.

Congress and other anti-BJP parties immediately ratcheted up the debate by targeting BJP and Modi of insulting the poor while reminding the nation how the BJP and Modi made an issue of the Planning Commission’s Poverty Line figures.

Modi government and the BJP immediately came up with the rebuttal trying to put the Congress in dock by making Planning Commission’s guidelines a front of their defense.

Rounds of defense and attack continued as long as the newsrooms saw ‘rating returns’.

It didn’t matter if the ‘Aam Aadmi’ was interested in tasting this ‘old wine in a repackaged old bottle’ or not as long as the issue presented the political parties a prospect to lure the ‘Aam Aadmi’ votes without doing much.

*https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/aam-aadmi-is-khaas-for-three-months/

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