Unlike Kejriwal, Modi is dependable and never runs from a difficult situation. When bombs were exploding at the Patna Gandhi Maidan where he was holding a rally, he kept calm and tried his best to calm the visitors as well. He did not leave the venue unlike Kejriwal who flew away from the janata durbar he had called because people circled his chair.
Two days after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as Delhi chief minister, the Aam Aadmi Party released its much awaited first list of Lok Sabha candidates. The list features 20 people who will fight against big names. However, the list does not have Kejriwal’s name in it who has reiterated that he does not want to become prime minister.
But we all are now well aware of Kejriwal’s statements and difference in his actions.
Word on the street is Kejriwal will fight against Modi if the latter chooses to fight from a seat out of Gujarat. And we must admit the courage that Kejriwal will be showing in doing so. Also, it is a no brainer to think that he must be expecting to pull the same stunt that he pulled with former Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit.
Now why out of Gujarat? If Kejriwal considers himself strong and eligible enough to take Modi head on, he can very well fight Modi on his own turf and take him down. But maybe he is aware that Modi is not a weak contestant at all, that he not a Shiela Dikshit of Congress who despite ruling Delhi for 15 years lost to a newbie in her home. But Modi is a ruler who made Gujarat the best state in the country which is safe for women, developed economically and is ahead of its time.
Maybe Kejriwal can win if Modi fights from a constituency outside Gujarat. But what are the odds?
Kejriwal ran away from his responsibilities when people of Delhi needed him the most. He tried to make it look like a war between politically ethical and other always immoral politicians when it was simply about steering his own party ahead for the general elections when it was waist deep in bad waters.
How would people of Delhi, or people of this country for that matter, will believe him when he simply evaded all his responsibilities when he was in the government? He lost his patience pretty fast, within 48 days to be precise, with the system which he claims he will change. He held the city ransom over a vigilante minister of his.
He told people that rules were not important at all. Cut your power lines. Don’t pay your bills. You don’t need a search warrant to search a woman’s premise in the night. Autowallahs don’t have to install GPS or bother about other rules. The Republic Day may be held to ransom. The Delhi CM may clash with the Delhi Police.
But in the end, he did not care about the people of Delhi and promises that he made to them. Now what will a person do who was pinning his hope on Kejriwal’s promise of free water and a rate cut in electricity? What about those homeless, shelterless people who were promised shelter by Kejriwal?
The Modi-wave is quite high in the country because he is seen as a dependable leader. People equate him with development. He is a man of his words and delivers good governance. Plus he never runs away from a difficult situation.
When bombs were exploding at the Patna Gandhi Maidan where he was holding a rally, he kept calm and tried his best to calm the visitors as well. He did not leave the venue unlike Kejriwal who flew away from the janata durbar he had called because people circled his chair. Later he even trashed the idea of holding a janata durbar rather than improving the arrangements.
So, be it Gujarat or outside, Kejriwal should think twice before going against Modi.