Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Why Would I Hesitate To Support AAP?

Today, I was discussing with a soft-spoken friend. The topic was the most current hot topic now-a-days. It is nothing but the English media hype for a relatively insignificant political entity like AAP, that has mere 0.68% of assembly seats in India.

And he gave some really good pointers. From that discussion, here are five category of questions to anyone who supports AAP or considering a support.

1) Arvind Kejriwal and some key AAP leaders have connections to foreign funding, via avenues like Ford Foundation. And Ford does not have a good image in India. Why do they hide or downplay their Ford funding?
Read the most reputed teacher, Prof. Vaidyanathan questioning: Is India safe–What is Ford Foundation

If you want a leftist ask the same question, here is Arundhati Roy stating: "the main reason why I am is so skeptical of Anna’s movement (now AAP avatar) is because it was a ‘copy book of the World Bank agenda’.
And don't miss this. It might sound a bit like conspiracy theory, but there are points to ponder. CIA’s Trojan Horse enters the Heart of India.
And remember the noise about NGOs to be kept out of Janlokpal ambit?

2) Fighting corruption is a noble cause. But at the expense of compromising on naxalism, jihadi threat in Jammu and Kashmir, flirting with communalism, to name a few. If you want national space, you need to be clear on contentious national issues.
Why disrespecting a court decision on Batla encounter?
Why soft on maoist violence?
Why soft on Congress CM's corruptions?
And many more relevant national issues. 
Read: 25 Questions to Arvind Kejriwal and his Fan Boys
Similarly, there is another set of 10 very direct and clear questions to Aam Aadmi Party supporters. Most have no answers for these critical national interest items.

A little introspection for AAP supporters
Credit to the original creator of the 10 set questions' image. I don't know who created it, but it is fabulous thought provoking work.
Now the maoist sympathizing segment forms part of various AAP advisory committees.
Aam Aadmi Party and the potential implications for national security.
How could anyone support Prashant Bhushan, who is openly anti Indian army, talks softly on Jihadi terror and openly supporting separatists who want to break India? Isn't his statements exact replica of Pakistani and ISI's lingo across the international fora?
"There should be a referendum on whether people want AFSPA to continue in the valley or not"
The associations of Kejriwal, the past and present, give no confidence to an Indian who believes in integrity and soverignty of India.
Statements aside, his associations tell us much more.
 Another dubious association of Kejriwal
3) Have you ever wondered why Kejriwal's corruption fighting ideas are fundamentally flawed?
Here is some food for thought.
Kejriwal’s slogan of ‘Corruption Hatao’ is in many ways not very different from what Indira Gandhi said ‘Garibi Hatao’. Both are populist slogans. Kejriwal’s ideas like Swaraj and Lokpal are fundamentally flawed.
Kejriwal & Aam Aadmi Party have made a push for Economic Policy that we left behind in 1991. i.e. Policy of Subsidies.
They offer no fresh, meaningful, productive idea. They have none, can offer none. They have Zero Experience of Governance. They stand to lose nothing. Only India stands to lose because of such Worms & Germs.
Arvind Kejriwal's methods are so medieval.
For instance, the attractive sounding schemes like “junta darbar”, which uncannily resembles the erstwhile kings’ modus operandi in the role of “dispenser of justice” through their diwan-e-aam darbars. Compare them with 21st century methods of Narendra Modi, which work.. actually work very well!
Public grievance address system: Medieval mode versus 21st century approach
4) Coming to pretending or misleading people.. Why does Kejriwal do it so often?
Didn't he know that center has to approve Janlokpal bill? If yes, why mislead Dilli?
Anna's decision becomes "my" decision!
And let's also revisit the prior blog entry in this same site.
How can anyone tolerate a party that flip-flops so quickly, even shaming chameleons?
U turns of Arvind. A complete compilation.
5) Why does AAP indulge in Congress-BJP bhai bhai nonsense? Now that it has formed a government in Dilli with Congress support, popularly known as AAPCON govt, this bhai bhai claim sounds so silly.
24 hour rhetoric of “all parties are equally corrupt” (because of their vested interests and which directly benefits Congress). 
Congress and BJP looted us for 65 years…really ?
In fact whom was Yogendra Yadav mentoring around 2009 election?
How did voters who had vitriolic hatred for the Congress suddenly agree to support Kejriwal’s tie up with that party? Simple. the entire operation is focused on stopping Modi's march.
And if Narendra Modi is removed, India will be joined in anarchy. You can write off this nation for a whole generation. 
Kejriwal has been exposed on TV screens, unable to justify some of his corrupt and dubious party members.
So much for Congress-BJP bhai bhai!
And the newest entrants into AAP have dubious credentials and corruption baggage.
Be it Bihar's Singh history sheeter rowdy Kundan Singh or Tamil Nadu's Christina Samy
Coming to clean politics, Over Rs.24,00,000 of expenses were under-reported by Kejriwal's AAP from their pre-election musical concert. Are they any different from the people they snub?
This is shown in the Order passed by the Election Officer on the discrepancies in booking expenses incurred by AAP on musical concert.
Finally, there is a clear 10 mantra collection, called as NaMo Mantras in here. When preferring a party in 2014 election, keep these 10 mantras in mind. Even though that presentation is clearly pro Narendra Modi and BJP, you can decide in favour of anyone you want. But your nation's future at stake. Make a judicious and well thought out choice!

If you still need to think, read through or see/hear, all the links provided above. For a person with "Nation First" intention, there will be ample clarity after going through them.

Good luck!

Monday, January 6, 2014

AAP: Lies and U-Turns

AAP is the latest novelty factor in India. TV Media is going 24*7 abuzz with how cool the bunch of activists turned politicians are. Print media is writing laurels for "aam aadmi" finally governing Dilli. Media "pundits" are going ga-ga as to how Arvind Kejriwal's phenomenon will be changing India's political landscape, dislodging the established players like Narendra Modi. And social media's AAP fans are all out to prove how great is this new find for India.

And then I asked after one week of Aam Aadmi Party's government in Dilli, to list out some of their lies, and outright u-turns. Within 2 hours, I got enough material to write this blog. These were tweeted mostly with #AAPLies hash tag on Twitter. Since they are coming in large number, you can check out the tweets with that tag, for the latest info.

All the material provided here are courtesy my Twitter friends. If any item has untruth or half truth in it, please post a comment with the correction. I will review it.

Here we go.. listing the top 10 sections of lies and u-turns.

Section 1: Master lists

Tweep @bechaara openly challenges folks to counter him, after listing some #AAPlies.
‏@SaffronZeppelin shares a very interesting video.

Arvind Kejriwal's famous lies get exposed, amongst others:
"I will never fight elections in my life" 
"I don't want to hold any post in my life" 

Then @shaksingh shares an elaborate list of 15 #AAPlies.

He's quite well versed with these topics, so feel free to challenge him for links, if you feel any of these are incorrect.

Then @ArinKamath shared 5 key u-turns of AAP, proving that they are not necessarily AAM. The most damning one is the #AAPCON government they formed with Congress support.

Section 2: AAP Taking Corrupt Congress Support

‏@RPrasad_7 asked: Why AAP is cheating people that BJP has offered them support? Only Congress offered support, not BJP particularly, when you focus on Congress giving unconditional support to form the government.

Another friend shared a video of Arvind Kejriwal & Yogendra Yadav being caught red-handed by Subramanin Swamy. Hilarious.. watch it.

Then @Purple_Truth shares the real truth of AAP & Congress relationship, poupularly known on the social media as #AAPCON government.

@SachsR also shared a similar #AAPCON drawing, this time from the funny Amul Baby.
"Hand in hand, Aam in Arm?"

Section 3: AAM Hesitating On Sheila Dikshit Corruption Cases

‏@nationalizer shared the most damning thing about how AAP has connived to save Sheila Dikshit's Congress corruption.

AAP had a page on its website called "Pol Khol" meaning expose them.

At the time of writing this blog, the page was missing. Hence producing the archive that @nationalizer provided.

Why would AAP remove this critical page from their website?

@niranjanprabhu shared a video where Kejriwal is exposed on his flip flop on Sheila.

Another similar expose shared by @chotivalebaba on Dr. Harsha Vardhan's charges and Kejriwal making a disgusting u-turn.

@dreamthatworks asked.. AAP said Congress corruption will be probed in 7 days and it is alraedy the 8th day, nothing happened. Why "Mr. Clean"?

@LostProphet77 asked the same. "Sheila Dikshit would be in jail within 7 days of AAP forming Delhi Govt". What happened?

Section 4: "Free" Water

@IamSrivatsanV saved an AAP Busting detail about water.

@gk125 asked - Is AAP Delhi water formula full of leaks?

"The people of Delhi may be in for a rude shock, following the new water pricing formula of AAP. They may have to shell-out 2-3 times more. Where meters are faulty, cost will be even higher"

Read the analysis:

@IamSrivatsanV shared the Kejriwal's waterfront by Surjit S Bhalla, which talks about Reverse Robinhood episode where poor will pay for rich people's water consumption.

"Aap Ki Amir Party" Indian Express writes..

Read analysis here:

@ArinKamat shared the so called terms and conditions which make the application of this free water stuff difficult.

Of course, by now, most AAP supporters will be trying to find some material against BJP, instead of trying to defend the drama of AAP.

Section 5: Electricity

@IamSrivatsanV shared a comparison with older tariff. Unless you are very carefully watching the electrical meter, even one unit above 400 units can make you pay more. So this is not truly a power tariff cut that aam aadmi would understand or monitor closely.

Section 6: Rakhi Birla's car being "attacked"

@PawanDande claims, Rakhi Birla planted story of attack on car, while it was hit by cricket ball, even boy apologized, still nautanki & FIR

@TrustBJP shared a video explaining this more:

Why this drama Rakhi ji? First day shared auto, then sleeping in assembly, then getting Innova car, then no security claim, then this drama for personal car...

Section 7: AAP's Anjali Damania, known as "land shark" on social media.

‏@ArinKamath shared the details from Kejriwal's Headlines Today show in March 2013 and what was actually on AAP website (contradiction).

‏@gk125 shared the same video where Kejriwal lied about Anjali Damania. In fact the person who asked the question, tweeted to me on the same!

" She is a volunteer" drama exposed. 

Now the same "volunteer" Anjali, who is accused of being a land shark, against whom Kejriwal refused any probe internally, is Nagpur AAP's candidate in Maharashtra. If Anjali had some self respect, she would not be contesting from the party which disowned her on national TV!

Section 8:  Election Commission Clean Chit

@rameshnswamy shared the truth that EC never giving any clean chit, as claimed by AAP after getting exposed with that Sting operation against Shzia Ilmi, Kumar Vishwas and a few more.


According to Election Commissioner HS Brahma the commission has not verified the veracity of the tape. He also added that unless the AAP challenges it legally, no clean chit can be given to it. The party had earlier claimed that the EC had given a clean chit to the party and declared that the sting operation CD was doctored.

Section 9:  Where is JanLokpal?

@ArinKamath asks, where is Jan Lokpal? This was asked on 31st December, but we can understand the delay in forming the government. At least by 6th January some movement should have happened? That too after using Anna Hazare's name in spite of him clearly saying don't use?

Section 10: No Government Car

Coming to Arvind Kejriwal's famous tweet about "we never ever" part of government transport.

@masala_chaas busts that lie too quickly.
In Apr 2013: See the conditions in this video, put by AAP for giving tickets.

And  now in Jan 2014, giving gas guzzling Rs. 15 to 18 lakh (upper range) costing, foreign brand lavish cars to AAP ministers.

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party Ministers of Delhi, except Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, were today given Toyota Innova cars as official perks.

A number of ministers, including Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla and Saurabh Bhardwaj, came to Delhi Assembly complex in official cars.

Asked if coming by such cars was reflective of practising austerity, Kejriwal downplayed it saying the party never said it's ministers will not use official cars.

How convenient!
I have 100s of other tweets and information shared by online friends. But this is enough for now..

Can we really trust such political chameleons?