An extremely startling piece of news shuddered the last remnants of my last night’s slumber when I browsed my HHD (Hand Held device). “Kapil Mishra heckled, dragged and beaten up inside Delhi Assembly”. It took me some time to absorb the news. It implies that the cat is out of the bag now and it is a open fist fight with no holds barred.
It was not long ago the AAP riding on the emotions of Aam Aadmi catapulted itself to the corridors of the Delhi Assembly with a superb if not superlative performance. I remember clearly during the street agitations under the banner of IAC (India Against Corruption), the AAP supremo, then anarchist, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, had clearly stated that the personnel in power used every unscrupulous means including physical force to intimidate and coerce the AAM AADMI to toe their line. I specifically remember the term GUNDAGARDI emanating from his mouth.
I really wonder where that AAM AADMI was when Kapil Mishra was beaten up by so called elected representatives of the people. These elected representatives had sworn in the name of the Constitution to uphold its dignity in every manner possible and to protect and serve their constituents and the country. I guess the Constitution was relegated to the back benches in this case and was to be invoked only during SC/ST clashes, JNU student agitations, pseudo-secular freedom-of-speech issues, beef parties provocations and whenever the minority communities feel a sting of purported backlashes. Or may be hidden from the general public, the oaths were sworn on the AAP Constitution which pseudo selects its victims and culprits.
Coming back to the original piece of news, Kapil Mishra tried to raise a banner inside Delhi Assembly against corruption of allegations against Mr. Kejriwal and possibly Mr. Jain following which he was surrounded by a group of AAP MLA’s who heckled, punched and abused him.
Unable to contain the situation, the Mr. Mishra was sent out of the Assembly premises by marshals on orders of the Speaker, Mr. Ram Niwas Goel. Mr. Goel, on his part, termed it to be an unfortunate incident.
The incident on its part was intrinsic to the proceedings of the Delhi Assembly but its ripples propagated to very far corners. As Indians, we are witness to numerous such incidents by our elected representatives, each more disgusting than the next. Chairs thrown, papers torn, abuses hurled and parentage invoked: Welcome to the Indian power corridors. But this singular incident is wee bit different than others simply because the AAP was founded on the principles of honesty and security. It virtually abhors the acts of hooliganism and actively discourages it, at least on paper. But in this case, it was alleged that the attackers were egged on by Mr. Manish Sisodia and had the blessings of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. Even if the latter statement was a ruse to traction sympathy from the viewers, the very fact that the incident occurred was a testimony to the fact that Mr. Manish Sisodia and Mr. Kejriwal did nothing to prevent the incident from taking place. Every single individual knows that the AAP is a one man party. When this incident was in its initial phase, the JNU sympathizer cum AAP supremo/deputy could easily have defused the situation if he wanted so. Instead, he let it boil off and come to the point where Mr. Mishra had to be escorted off for sake of his safety.
Dear readers: the implication is written on the walls and is carved in stone for all and sundry to read. The gloves are off and the only rule is : there are no rules. To cut it short, the AAP is an average national party(if it can claim so by virtue of 2 states) which we Indians have seen a lot and it can no longer claim the moral high ground by virtue of its inception. The patriotic quotient of the AAP could be judged from the fact that its leaders went on to support the agitators of JNU and proofs were demanded from the Armed forces post surgical strikes in Pakistan. The individualistic, frivolous and fiercely ambitious nature could also be ascertained when everything from the garbage on streets to skirmishes on the border were attributed to Mr. Narendra Modi. The police personnel were called “Thulla” and “shoot-and scoot” games were played almost on a daily basis. Anarchism is to AAP what minority appeasement is to Samajwadi Party. However, hooliganism is new to AAP and they carried out this deplorable activity right in the center of Delhi Legislative Assembly. The last remnants of decency on which even its most ardent supporters could bank upon is now gone.
As far as Mr. Kapil Mishra is concerned, it was karmic retribution for which he should not be surprised or act agitated. He toed the line of the party supremo when Mr. Yogendra Yadav and Mr. Prashant Bhushan had raised questions of accountability. He did not raise a voice when proofs of surgical strikes were demanded. Moreover, Mr. Kejriwal reached this pinnacle after getting heckled and slapped by numerous individuals. For you, the journey has just started. Enjoy while its lasts.