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which takes place in India next March and April, People still feel things will change.But everybody says nothing has happened so far" saidKejriwal who had led AAP to a stunning victory in assemblypolls in December last year Arvind Kejriwal AFP Asked whether Modi dispensation was successful in bringing some positivity to the country the 46-year-old Ramon Magsaysay award winner who came into prominence from the agitation of Anna Hazare in support of Jan Lokpal Bill in 2011 said "That is exactly what" "The previous government had done nothing It was involved in all negative things It was involved in corruption and price rise The corruption and prise rise are still there The old government has gone and this dispensation has given a new hope Time will tell whether aspirations will be fulfilled or not" the AAP leader said On whether he felt Modi emerged as a strong Prime Minister compared to his predecessor Manmohan Singh the AAP leader said Modi "speaks very well and sends the right kind of message Lets see what happens on the delivery part" Kejriwal said the action on the part of NDA government was missing and gave example of high prices of essential commodities He also alleged corruption in Delhi which is under the President’s Rule "In Delhi potato is being sold at Rs 45 per kg Nothing moves in Delhi without paying money That is why people are asking when will they start work Action is missing" he said Queried whether AAP will face a stiff opposition from BJP due to Modi’s stature Kejriwal said people in the city still remember his 49-day-long government which had drastically cut power and water rates besides bringing various reform measures "It (NDA) is low on action AAP spoke very less but it was very high on action The work we did in 49 days is in people’s mind It was a dream for people" he said Sounding confident of AAP’s victory if assembly polls are held in Delhi Kejriwal said BJP was not ready to face the polls as they know the "reality" "We are confident of our victory The BJP is not ready to face the polls as they know the ground reality" he said Asked to comment on NDA’s ‘Swachch Bharat’ initiative Kejriwal said it was high on symbolism and that there was a need to bringing "systemic reforms" to ensure proper cleanliness "It is high on symbolism It is high on messaging because it draws everyone’s attention towards keeping your surroundings clean They asked every person to take a pledge of spending two hours per week on cleaning I do not think even their cabinet ministers are spending two hours per week on cleanliness Nobody has done it" Kejriwal said "We need systemic changes in municipal bodies You have to give municipal workers right environment right equipment You have to solve their problems You will have to fix their accountability Till we address systemic issues how can you expect cleanliness" he said The government led by Kejriwal had resigned on 14 February after the party’s pet project the Janlokpal Bill could not be passed due to opposition from BJP and Congress Kejriwal later contested the Lok Sabha polls in Varanasi where Modi defeated him PTI Beta come home All is forgiven And here is a giant red carpet to welcome you back That’s the resounding message the Delhi electorate has given to prodigal son Arvind KejriwalA chastened Kejriwal spent much of his Lok Sabha campaign on the defensive about his brief 49-day encounter with power and responsibility Now that the electorate has given him another chance — and how — Kejriwal is rightfully scared of what they expect him to do with it Here’s however what AAP shouldn’t do with this magical second chance: Try and become the next Congress party While Kejriwal has shown no signs of imagining himself as the next Modi — a point he was careful to make on the trail but refusing to take the PM head on — but AAP could easily imagine itself to be a new alternative to the Congress More so given given that the grand old party seems to be on a suicidal mission of self-extinction It is hard to imagine how a party can recover from a grand total of zero seats Should Kejriwal aspire for bigger things PTI imag The Congress won only 44 seats in the last election but it had about 193 percent of the vote share The BJP won 282 with just 31 percent of the vote While the Congress and its leadership stands discredited it does not mean that the values that the party stood for have lost all currency The great albatross around its neck remains the reluctant prince at its helm Since that handicap does not show any signs of disappearing the chances for any miraculous recovery in the Congress’ fortunes seem bleak But one party’s blight could be easily seen as another party’s gain A populist party like the Aam Aadmi Party preaching a mixed gospel of anti-corruption transparency and subsidies for the poor could aim to occupy the Congress vacuumIt would be easy to think that if displacing Congress could deliver such a Godzilla-sized victory in Delhi what that 193 percent would bring AAP in the rest of the country Surely then it is tempting as pundits suggest to see AAP as the new Congress a version 20 that updates Indian liberalism for the 21st century wresting it out of the hands of the Gandhis Long before the Lok Sabha elections Lord Meghnad Desai while predicting the decimation of the Congress Party had said in an interview “The Aam Aadmi Party will become Congress Mark 2 – non-dynastic modern slightly left of centre bit of Gandhian heritage in the topi and a younger party” Therein could lie a tempting way forward for AAP Perhaps but to don that avatar over the next five years would be a Varanasi-sized blunder AAP has been given a chance to build a prototype of the kind of state government Kejriwal has been promising – people-oriented secular-minded attentive to the needs of the little guy honest clean and efficient not in the pockets of big business This in itself promises to be a great task — as Mamata Banerjee has discovered in Bengal She too had some of the same left-of-centre populist rhetoric that AAP has employed successfully in Delhi She also succeeded in poaching a lot of Congress voters and legislators into her kitty But once in government Didi flailed She needs the industrialists and investors who could be demonised as fat cats during an election campaign and has been wooing them with mixed results One could see the entire Saradha debacle as a commentary on the sorry state of Bengal’s economy that a chit fund company could become so powerful and so enmeshed in the state’s political and cultural echelons And let’s not forget Mamata too once dreamed of national domination of turning the Trinamool party into a rival of the BJP much as Mayawati did when BSP was riding high AAP and Kejriwal would be foolish to be swayed by that pipe dream Sagarika Ghose writes “(AAP) is Delhi’s regional party it is to Delhi what the Shiv Sena was once to Mumbai AAP’s anti-VIP rhetoric is as much a unique Delhi phenomenon as the Sena’s anti-outsider rhetoric was in Mumbai” That makes AAP a curious beast – a regional party wearing a national party’s clothes It’s been easy to not recognise AAP’s Delhi-centric identity this because a regional party is usually marked by some chest-thumping regional chauvinism Whether it’s AIADMK or Trinamool or Shiv Sena all are founded on a certain bedrock of regional pride AAP is actually the opposite It’s never played the local card or spoken specifically as a Delhi party and has instead articulated the city’s concerns in the broadest terms possible A rhetoric of governance that speaks to voters across the nation And that’s just fine as long as AAP realises that its national appeal does not make it a national party at least not yet Arvind Kejriwal has been given a very rare chance in politics His victory in 2013 as a fledgling political party was historic and now his return from the ashes so quickly is equally historic But to not botch it again (and the BJP will be waiting in the wings very eager to trip him up) he will have to ensure he does not bite off more than he can chew And the first lesson will be for the party to look long and hard at itself in the mirror It may have got the Congress votes but it’s not quite the grand old party yet Delhi is in its grasp but India door ast New Delhi: When in 2010 former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai cited Rs 176 lakh crore as the presumptive loss from the allocation of 2G spectrum on first-come-first-served basis the BJP in opposition then had discovered in it a great political opportunity The CAG had cited three other numbers too based on different methods but this one was mind-boggling and sure to stay in public imagination longer The UPA’s plea that the CAG was sensationalising the loss figure and intruding into policy territory the executive’s domain was greeted with ridicule from the opposition It didn’t help that the government tied itself in knots after coming up with the ‘zero loss’ estimate The BJP had accused the government then of weakening institutions of democracy by criticising the audit watchdog The boot is on the other foot now And the BJP appears to have started behaving like the Congress Finance Minister Arun Jaitley AFP Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement asking the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines sounds suspiciously like Congressspeak "Auditor should be conscious of the fact that he is reviewing a decision that has already been taken Have the fair procedures been followed He doesn’t have to sensationalise He doesn’t have to get into the headlines" he said addressing the 27th Accountants General annual conference in New Delhi on Wednesday He had further said an auditor has to be "an active auditor but activism and restraint are always the two sides of the same coin" What prompted the U-turn Well power creates its own compulsions If sensational numbers could bring down the UPA it could bring down any other government as well Maybe CAG was not entirely correct with his numbers and in playing to the media The minister was sending a subtle message "The statement is hilarious as well as pathetic Earlier the BJP hailed the former CAG on the same issue and is now advising the current CAG to desist They are elevating chicanery to a fine art and there can’t be anything more sanctimonious than this" Manish Tewari told Firstpost CPM’s Badal Saroj feels the government wants to caution the CAG in advance "We’ve been saying for a long time that the BJP-led government wants to make constitutional institutions irrelevant Jaitley cautioned CAG in advance fearing that their corruption shouldn’t get reported The CAG should be made an independent institution and all its reports must be made public" remarked central committee member It’s necessary that the constitutional heads should be careful about what they say and policy issues shouldn’t be spoken on a public platform that can lead to a controversy This is dangerous feels economist and professor at JNU Jayati Ghosh "It is a move against the basic democratic process However it is nothing surprising In the case of black money the NDA government back-tracked from its earlier promise took a U-turn and said it won’t be able to provide all the names" “It’s common that the government wants the CAG and similar institutions to tow their line of action and policy rather than function in an absolute transparent manner which is not ever possible” a retired senior official at CAG remarked Meanwhile,cleaners Hari Ram and Jeet Singh reported the matter to Range Officer Raminder Singh.chairman of Class IV Government Employees? “What do me and Will Smith have in common? 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