Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) : The Chief Minister of Delhi along with his Party members has decided to sit in protest outside the Home Minister’s residence. They are demanding the suspension of three policemen who according to them did not perform their duty. It is obvious that the AAP is more comfortable doing a dharna than in the Sachivalaya. The past three weeks have shown that in the Sachivalya the party gets into a self-destructive mode.
Its members across the country speak contrarian language. There is no discipline in the organization. The party comprises of the ideologists, the activists, the self-opinionated and the self-righteous. Some of the supporters have joined the party or voted for it with a sense of idealism. Forming a party and running a government is very different from leading an agitation. The Party’s Law Minister in Delhi has created a serious problem with African nationals staying in Delhi. His approach appears to be a racist one. The Party within days has become victim of its own unconventional style. Mobs can’t take decisions. They can at best be populist. The Party initially used the Government formation in Delhi in order to create an enthusiasm amongst its supporters across the county. Today the party‘s performance in Government is becoming embarrassing by the day. Is the planned dharna for one day a ploy to fracture its non transparent arrangement with the Congress? Is the AAP looking for a way out of the Government and get back to the streets? Or is it exploiting the non-preparedness of the Congress and the Home Minister yielding to the pressures of the AAP?