Arvind Kejriwal, as we are well aware, has quite a history with allegations and accusations. As a man who has built his entire political career on the back of unfounded accusations, he continues to exhibit a remarkable creativity in the art of accusation-making. One would have thought demanding proof of the Surgical Strike against Pakistan from the Army is the lowest the man could stoop to, but he continues to surprise us every day with his extraordinary skills. After all, one accusation a day keeps Sanity away.
The latest victim of Kejriwal’s temper tantrums is one BBC journalist who suggested that certain deaths need to be probed before they could be linked to Modi’s demonetization move. As was clear from Kejriwal’s reply, raising legitimate concerns about the allegations he makes is an unforgivable offense in the eyes of Your Highness.
Kejriwal lashed out at journalist, “Yeh janta dekh rahi hai ke BBC waale kitne imaandaar hain. Fifty-five people have died over the issue (demonetisation) and BBC says we can’t link this to demonetisation.
This is their honest journalism.” And Mr. Kejriwal did not stop there and went on to add, “Mujhe sharam aati hai ke aap jaise patrakar yeh kehte hai ke usko link nahi kiya jaa sakta hai.”
Kejriwal’s rants against the BBC journalist shouldn’t really surprise anyone. After all, according to the most Common Man in India, an honest media outlet is one that accepts the money that he offers them and promotes the Aam Aadmi Party while peddling false news to hurt their opposition in return. Anyone who doesn’t toe the Party Line is, after all, a Modi agent. One wonders who is more paranoid, the Pakistani who blames every single terror attack on its soil on India or Arvind Kejriwal who labels anyone who dares question him as Modi’s agent.
The central theme of Arvind Kejriwal’s politics for quite a while has been shooting baseless allegations against his opposition and making a sharp turn if there are signs of legal repercussions on the horizon. Also, he has been quite desperate for a while to conjure a narrative that Narendra Modi sees him as a threat. Despite his relentless accusations and series of infantile rants against Modi, that tactic has obviously failed as the Prime Minister didn’t even deem him worthy of a response. That one response from Narendra Modi is all he is looking for, one personal response from Narendra Modi and he could claim it an equal footing with the Prime Minister in the political arena but Modi’s refusal to address his rants specifically has infuriated him and driven him mad enough to resort to infantile and juvenile tactics.
Kejriwal has always displayed symptoms of suffering from the Persecution Complex and a Victim Mentality. In Kejriwal’s worldview, he is the Messiah chosen to save the unwashed masses from the grips of corruption and you’re either with him or against him. And since it is Narendra Modi who’s the Prime Minister, he’s enemy number 1. The entire world is allied against him and working ceaselessly for his demise. Under normal circumstances, one would sincerely advise his closest acquaintances to ensure that he receives the therapy he needs to overcome his issues. But since he is a politician, it is a bit difficult to say for sure how much of it is an actual mental health issue and how much of it is a well organized plan to harness political power. It is hard to say which is worse, that a person with psychological issues is the Chief Minister of Delhi or that a politician is willing to stoop to such lows merely for political gains.
The only surprise for me is that Kejriwal hasn’t labelled Common Sense and logic yet as Modi agents. But he has come pretty close on a number of occasions. The BBC journalist must still be feeling a sense of bewilderment at Kejriwal’s response. No journalist expects to be labeled as corrupt merely for suggesting that investigations are necessary for establishing the truth of a matter. But one thing is clear, however, BBC certainly did not receive a single penny from the 526 crores of rupees that was spent by AAP on advertisement.