No I am not going to begin this article by eulogizing Arvind Kejriwal because that has become a standard template. The fact that he represented hope for a frustrated nation of 1.25 billion has become a cliché and Mr. Arvind Kejriwal has become the exemplification of hopelessness in the same country of 1.25 Billion. Let me begin this article by stating the obvious that Arvind Kejriwal has taken Indian Politics to a new low, a new unsurpassable low. His antics are no longer funny. His tweets are unbearable to say the least and every time he begins an audio message with “Namaskar Mai Arvind Kejriwal bol raha hoon”, I have this irresistible urge of flinging my laptop out of the window or hammering my car stereo to smithereens.
In his latest profound audio communiqué to the Nation Arvind Kejriwal urges the people of India to be calm. And he does that by narrating the entire Dadri incident. This is how the Ad goes:
Hello this is Arvind Kejriwal speaking. Few days back some people killed a MUSLIM man in Dadri. From the same village, Police arrested some HINDU boys for his murder. Who benefitted from all this? Neither the Hindus nor the Muslims. Only some politicians and political parties benefited from it. Hindus and Muslims were living in this village from last 70 years in an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Even kids never scuffled. And all of a sudden, everything went for a complete toss in one night. Some political parties disturb communal harmony to polarize people and gullible youth fall prey to it. And INSTIGATING RIOTS IS FAIRLY SIMPLE. THEY SLAUGHTER A COW TO INFURIATE THE HINDUS, AND SLAUGHTER A PIG TO INFURIATE THE MUSLIMS. There is just one force that can change the nation and the force is AAM AADMI. GIVE THE KEYS INTO THE HANDS OF AAM AADMI.
That’s what the Delhi Chief Minister says. He has no shame in telling the Muslim community that Hindus are baying for their blood. He has no shame in assuming a high moral ground and assailing the entire political fraternity of India of which he is an integral part of. He has no shame in telling people how simple it is to instigate a riot in India, CM Sahib goes ahead and quietly fans the embers of communal hatred by even suggesting the animals to be slaughtered in order to prompt a riot. And while discussing communal harmony, AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal also goes ahead and presents his godforsaken political party AAM AADMI PARTY as the only political alternative left for the people of India. And this is a message from the Delhi Government hence it also bears an official seal and is created from the money of the taxpayers of Delhi.
What if the perpetrators and victims were to be swapped for a moment, would Arvind Kejriwal still mention their religions? Don’t guess, the answer is NO.
Arvind Kejriwal started as an anti-corruption crusader but he soon realized the ground realities of Indian politics. If you observe carefully, you’ll realize that his entire political empire was erected on the foundation of Pseudo Secularism and Appeasement Politics. He was one of the first public figures to openly declare Batla house encounter fake. He published a full page ad in Milli-Gazette that read AN APPEAL TO INDIAN MUSLIMS TO VOTE FOR AAP. Supreme Court pulled him up for the same. Wasn’t that a polarization gimmick? He went to Bareilly to seek the blessings of Maulana Tauqeer Raza, the same cleric who issued Fatwa against Taslima Nasreen. So does he approve of archaic Fatwas? AAP constituted a special committee just to “take care” of Muslims while they felt no need to create dedicated committees for other religions? They uploaded the details on their website and after a massive uproar they took the page down. Isn’t that pure old school appeasement?
No matter how desperately Arvind Kejriwal tries to project himself as the champion of clean politics, the very fact that he is an active sponsor and beneficiary of appeasement politics becomes more marked than ever. And the amount of desperation in his latest “message to the nation” is evident. This video is detrimental for the nation. This message proclaims one section of the society as perpetrators and the other as victims thereby widening the rift between the two communities. This message is against the very idea of secularism and harmony. This is also a desperate, unscrupulous and opportunistic self-promotion. Ministry of broadcasting and information must look into this advertisement at the earliest and get it removed before it causes any more harm.