Kiran Bedi And Aam Aadmi Party

They themselves say they were in a hurry. For moving on to campaigning for Parliament, the Party leadership adopted a most confrontational and hostile approach towards everything and everybody.

1. How do you rate the performance of the 49 days AAP govt in Delhi? They themselves say they were in a hurry. For moving on to campaigning for Parliament, the Party leadership adopted a most confrontational and hostile approach towards everything and everybody. All their decisions were impulsive and for increasing vote banks this approach in fact has divided Delhi for the first time on class lines! It clearly isolated Institutions such as Delhi Police, and others. They neither had the skills not the intention to work around and with the system! They wanted only its exposure and to punish, and gain media engagement all the time!

2. Delhi is under the President’s rule right now and Delhi will go for fresh polls in the next six months. How do you view this scenario? and do you see things to be any different next time around with the promise of AAP returning with a majority? Six months is both long and short for such politics! Delhi if remains in confrontational and impulsive mode is heading for massive disturbance in the peace quotient of the city! There is mass anxiety about it! Anywhere one goes the question being asked is how long? And when will Delhi settle down! Clearly people are feeling disillusioned!

3. Anna Hazare has been critical of Arvind Kejriwal on the way he quit from Delhi and has now also promised support to West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as the most suitable prime ministerial candidate of India.” Do you agree with Anna Hazare? Anna is an Institution by himself! And has his very personal views on certain matters! Best therefore to respect his views and keep yours!

4. What is your view on the role of the third front in the upcoming elections? Country today has an option of voting in a national party, the BJP, (and reject the Congress which caused several scams). We can expect Governance from the BJP, since its being led by experienced and tested leadership!

We as voters will decide what we truly want! Currently it’s time to move on towards solutions and not scapegoats! Good Governance and sound leadership will make corruption difficult! As also with Lokpal Act, in which there is now an independence of CBI, punishment is possible!

Hence Third Front, a coming together of several parties may not be in a position to provide political stability– Resulting in poor governance!– No progress! –Decline in all indices!

5. There are reports of demand by BJP leaders and Anna Hazare has also given a nod for you to contest elections. Please share your plan ahead and the role you would play during the elections, in case you choose not to contest. I don’t seek others ‘Nod’ I go by my own inner ‘Nod!’ I do not know politics! I know public service! Hence remained a willing cop for 35 years! I wish to remain who I am!

6. As a former associate of Arvind Kejriwal, do you and other members of the Jan Lokpal Movement feel that Mr Kejriwal has become larger than the movement and perhaps Anna Hazare himself? Some believe that Arvind Kejriwal has hijacked the Jan Lokpal Movement for political gains, what is your view.

The last fast of July 2012, which he and his team undertook was not with prior approval of Anna and rest of the team! It was thrust upon us! And the end game was pre-decided! They had said in one of the meetings,that if Anna did not support them they would go without him! Anna joined them for the sake of unity of the movement not knowing the end! Which is why he dissolved the group immediately after?

7. How do you think issues such as corruption, law and order, safety of women, apart from economic growth fare in an election which is witnessing strong undercurrents of communal polarisation across party lines. The country is looking for development and prosperity! And all those who do will rise above and save the country! And to work for India First! Not their own few seats/numbers!


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