Friday, 9 May 2014

A beacon - Kejriwal #MyRoleModel

I am not a staunch supporter of either Aam Aadmi Party or Arvind Kejriwal, not that I am completely opposed to them either.

I find it important to clarify this, in the beginning, because I am not writing this to campaign for the individual or the party. It is just that I feel may be 'The East Winds are coming' (Reference from a quote by Arthur Conan Doyle)

It's a major problem (or benefit) with me that in most cases, I see both sides of the coin. This leads to a situation where I am usually seen discussing pros and cons in an argument/discussion, debating from both sides it seems. In very rare cases do I see things as black and white.

I had certain apprehensions against the Anna Movement too. I couldn't see how, constitutionally, the Lokpal Bill could be passed in the deadline that Anna Hazare had provided. And it was not. But the movement that Anna Hazare started went on to change what India expects, it seems.

Another problem of mine, is my cynicism which leads to an over-realistic (or is it, pessimistic, I wonder) approach.

At times, one needs not ask 'how'. Thinking of 'how' may just discourage people into saying 'It's not possible'.

History remembers people who surge ahead without taking into account opinions of cynics.

Image taken from here

I am uneasy about Somnath Bharati's midnight raid at Khirki Extension, New Delhi, the decision to support the electricity bill to defaulters, the protest (dharna) in Delhi when Kejriwal was the Chief Minister, his resignation and more recently, Shazia Ilmi's controversial statement about being communal.

What I agree with and admire is the sincerity and belief of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. The fact that he doesn't let questions like 'how' stop him.

I don't know what will happen when the election results are announced.
But I see Mr Kejriwal as a Role Model for young Indians today and for generations to come.

Because of him, politics is being perceived as neither dirty nor a 'family affair'.
He had the guts to step in rather than just whine about all that is wrong with the system, but do nothing about it.

There is enough of a cynic in me that I believe most of what Mr Kejriwal aspires to do is an impossible and impractical task.
But that doesn't stop me from wishing and hoping that he would succeed.




I am writing about #MyRoleModel as a part of the activity by Gillette India in association with BlogAdda.com.





5 comments:

  1. That's a great role model to have :) and remove the verification part.

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    1. Thanks.
      And what 'comment verification'? Do explain, if some settings need to be changed, which I many not understand.
      Thanks again, Nimi

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    2. Thanks for appreciating and taking time to comment. Verification removed :)

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  2. No doubt, Kejriwal redefined Indian politics. I hope his party wins a substantial number of seats.

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    1. It did seem he was redefining the politics. Right now, things don't look to great. Wait and watch, I guess!

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