In Hunger Strike Kejriwal Refuses to Die. But Continues to Lie

Arvind Kejriwal defaced Delhi with his posters to announce his hunger strike from March 1. But it was a false announcement. Photo: Rakesh Raman / RMN
Arvind Kejriwal defaced Delhi with his posters to announce his hunger strike from March 1. But it was a false announcement. Photo: Rakesh Raman / RMN

While AAP expects to win all Lok Sabha seats, it will be a defeat for the people of Delhi if they elected even one AAP politician in the election.

By Rakesh Raman

The chief minister (CM) of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal – who tells lies even when truth would suffice – had announced that he will sit on an indefinite hunger strike from 1st March to demand full statehood for Delhi. He had added that he will continue his hunger strike and was ready to die in it.

With the announcement of his possible death, many people – who know Kejriwal inside out – were very excited to think that the already dirty Indian politics will get rid of one of the most immoral politicians in the Indian history. Alas, it did not happen. It was yet another lie of Kejriwal who sheepishly dropped the idea of sitting on hunger strike.

But Kejriwal continues to lie in expensive ads by making false promises that if his party won all the Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, he will get full statehood and make Delhi one of the best cities on earth. This is perhaps the millionth time when Kejriwal has launched a frivolous campaign to seek full statehood for Delhi.

A few months ago, Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had started a signature campaign in Delhi and said that it will submit the people’s demand for full statehood to PM Narendra Modi. God only knows how many signatures it collected, but Modi never entertained AAP’s demand.

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Kejriwal and his naive colleagues are particularly disturbed after a recent Supreme Court order that has divested Kejriwal of his presumed control over the local bureaucracy. He cried foul and openly denounced the court verdict. Now, Kejriwal’s status in Delhi is not higher than that of an office clerk or a peon.

He is trying to hoodwink the local voters by saying that he can work for them only if they elected AAP candidates at all 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

A dirty street in India's capital New Delhi. The authorities are so careless that they do not get the localities cleaned. Bureaucratic and political corruption is the main reason for dirty streets and increasing pollution which is causing diseases and deaths among the people of the city. Photo: Rakesh Raman / RMN News Service
A dirty street in India’s capital New Delhi. The authorities are so careless that they do not get the localities cleaned. Bureaucratic and political corruption is the main reason for dirty streets and increasing pollution which is causing diseases and deaths among the people of the city. Photo: Rakesh Raman / RMN News Service

The announcement of the hunger strike was also part of the dirty game that Kejriwal is trying to play with people in order to deceitfully win their votes and support in the upcoming election.

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Although he is not expected to win even a single seat in Delhi, if he won he will still not work and start demanding full majority in Lok Sabha. Basically, Kejriwal and his AAP colleagues are corrupt and incompetent.

Destruction of Delhi

In fact, Delhi has become a virtual hell under Kejriwal’s rule. Most people believe that in 4 years, Kejriwal and AAP have caused such a damage to Delhi that now it will take it almost 40 years to recover from the ruins.

Today, Delhi is among the most polluted and the dirtiest cities of the world and corruption is rampant in every street of Delhi while Kejriwal government never tried to control it.

Students of a government school in Delhi cross high walls and barbed wires to abscond from the school. School education is bad and teachers have no control on students.
Students of a government school in Delhi cross high walls and barbed wires to abscond from the school. School education is bad and teachers have no control on students.

Similarly, the education standards – particularly in Delhi schools – are going from bad to worse while Kejriwal has no interest in improving the quality of education. Rather, Kejriwal and his party colleagues are making false claims about Delhi school education.

Kejriwal and his liar friends hoodwink the people by equating quality of school education with the school buildings. Kejriwal and his colleagues claim that they have improved the education standards by constructing cement buildings and classrooms.

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While the quality of education is pathetic in schools, Kejriwal deceives the people of Delhi by saying that it is improving the education system in the city by constructing thousands of classrooms. Are you a building contractor or education reformer?

While Kejriwal is going gaga over the hyped performance of his Mohalla Clinics, people in Delhi complain about the futility of such a flawed health care concept.

Political and bureaucratic corruption is the main cause of broken roads in Delhi.
Political and bureaucratic corruption is the main cause of broken roads in Delhi.

People told RMN News Service that mostly these so-called community health care centers are locked and when they open they fail to provide proper medical treatment. Even the so-called physicians at Mohalla Clinics are not fully qualified.

False Promises

Earlier, to win election, Kejriwal had made false promises of removing corruption. But now instead of dealing with bureaucratic corruption, Kejriwal and his political colleagues themselves are allegedly involved in a number of corruption cases.

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While there are multiple complaints of corruption against AAP legislators, recently the party decided to defy the notice from Delhi’s anti-corruption body Lokayukta which has asked AAP MLAs to reveal the details of their assets.

As bureaucratic and political corruption is rampant in Delhi, new reports suggest that the office of Delhi’s Lokayukta has received 41 complaints of corruption against the AAP legislators. The complaints are against the AAP MLAs as well as ministers.


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Like other politicians in India, AAP leaders also evade prosecution and imprisonment in cases of crime and corruption with the false pretexts that the complaints against them are politically motivated.

Delhi has become a stinking hell because of massive bureaucratic and political corruption.
Delhi has become a stinking hell because of massive bureaucratic and political corruption.

Now it is such a chaos in all departments under Kejriwal government that its ministers should have new titles such as Corruption Minister, Pollution Minister, Uneducated Minister, Unhealthy Minister, and Lawless Minister.

Campaigns to Defeat Kejriwal

As Kejriwal government has almost destroyed Delhi, major opposition parties including BJP and Congress are running aggressive political campaigns to defeat Kejriwal’s AAP.

Recently, the Delhi unit of BJP launched a drum campaign in Delhi to expose the irregularities in the AAP government. The slogan of the campaign is “Kejriwal Bhagao, Delhi Bachao” or “Defeat Kejriwal, Save Delhi.”

The objective is to defeat Kejriwal’s AAP in the Lok Sabha election scheduled to happen during the next couple of months. BJP observed February 14 as the Black Day to mark the disastrous 4 years of Kejriwal government. BJP says that in 4 years, Kejriwal and his AAP have made 70 false promises and told 74 lies.

Starved cows eating household hazardous waste near a housing colony of Delhi. Dirty scenes like this are common in the national capital.
Starved cows eating household hazardous waste near a housing colony of Delhi. Dirty scenes like this are common in the national capital.

Similarly, Sheila Dikshit, president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, said that she will defeat AAP to win all the 7 Delhi Lok Sabha seats, which are currently held by BJP. A few days ago, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had stated that Congress will not have any alliance with Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Congress also has released a booklet to highlight Kejriwal government’s failures. Released with the hashtag #AAPFailedDelhi, the booklet explains AAP’s failures in all the areas of governance including healthcare, transport, education, and environment.

While AAP expects to win all Lok Sabha seats, it will be a defeat for the people of Delhi if they elected even one AAP politician in the election.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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