Posted: 02 May 2014 at 12:53pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by charminggenie
AAP seemed right on intentions, the CAG audit, even the subsidy and the refusal for FDP in retail seemed like sensible decisions, but it missed the mark with its mis-management of Bharti incident, few theatrical gimmicks like having open darbars , also the whole resignation drama was unnecessary even AK has acknowledged that personally. At the end , AAP's good decisions were overshadowed by their over-zealous not required actions. What was the point AK trying to make by facing NaMo in varanasi, he is currently the 3rd popular leader there, thats not saying much?
If it can get around 10 seats and gets majority seats in Delhi Assembly , it has a good chance of surviving and potentially provide an alternative some 10 years down the line , otherwise it would perhaps vanish even before the next LS polls. This party banks heavily on social media influence, it doesn't have a ground presence, in a situation where it fails to post success , it is very likely to crumble. A Delhi based regional party might have less influence compared to SP/BSP and less survival chances than a MNS.
@Skep - I doubt anyone can deny AAP's popularity .Good example of PPP , you mentioned, I would throw even a much organized MNS to the fray but unlike them AAP is trying to project as an alternative at the National level , therein likes the flaw.
Btw who do you think would win Chandigarh, also I feel Jaitley might face defeat from the Captain.
good post Charmin' and i agree with you on AAP. A couple of points-
first, i dont believe that AAP has been totally honest about things... Kejriwal's statement that he saw no progress in Gujarat was totally dishonest. His fight against Modi in Varanasi is dishonest to his stated aim of rooting out corruption. If there's one thing folks should agree on, it is that Modi has been either totally corruption free or one of the least corrupt politicians in India. For a CM who has ruled for 12 years, there's no whiff of corruption scandal against him.
now take crazy-wal's other charge of crony capitalism in reference to Modi/ Adani. Again, either crazywal is dishonest or totally misguided. Adani was buying land in barren deserted areas when it was not fashionable to. He built india's biggest port, a huge electricity plant out of that. Unlike politicians who scam and stash their loot in foreign countries (where we derive no benefits), in Adani's case, we have consumers today who get electricity... I feel dishonest people like crazywal and gandhis will criticize no matter what. If people dont have enough electricity, that's a crime. If people get electricity, then Modi must have taken land from farmers. That's a crime. Worse, the environmentalists will come along and say that the power plants are polluting, so that's a crime too. Is it any wonder we dont progress? Kejriwal is another bozo who adds to this dishonest line of scumbagging.
second thing is Vadra is a case of inside dealing. He bought land that was going to be rezoned. I mean how lucky! Unlike Adani, the country derived zero benefits from his scamming. That's a huge difference that no one seems to be talking about compared to Adani.
the other thing about kejriwal is his total inability to prioritize. That's one the key traits a CEO/ Executive/ manager/ President/ PM should have. In the scheme of things, its the Vadras of the world that he should have gone after. That's where his priorities should have been. Instead, he chose to play it politically safe and cute by also going after BJP/ Gadkari. Turns out that Manish tewai of Congress has withdrawn his accusations against Gadkari.
lastly, how about electing my Hindi teacher as the PM? I can assure you we'd be hard-pressed to find another who'd be as ethical and straight as him. But governing would be abother matter. Deal, anyone?
ps- what do you think of NDA's chances in Bihar. Some reports seem to suggest that NDA will do very poorly there. Seems to be the same age-old caste/ minority nonsense.