KE­JRI­WAL SHOULD RE­THINK

Woman's Era - - Editorial -

As per the pub­lic image of AAP con­venor and Delhi CM Arvind Ke­jri­wal, he is not among the politi­cians who take bribes for any favour. But what did ac­tu­ally at­tract him to send two Gup­tas to Ra­jya Sabha is in­ex­pli­ca­ble for even Aam Aadmi Party. Among the two Gup­tas, one is a char­tered ac­coun­tant (CA) and an­other is from the ed­u­ca­tion and health­care busi­ness fields, which are the most cor­rupt fields in present time. The CA was in the Congress few days ago and was ac­tu­ally very vo­cal against Ke­jri­wal. What did he do for Ke­jri­wal as the Delhi CM de­cided to send him to Ra­jya Sabha? Pick­ing these two for the up­per house of Par­lia­ment has dented the image of AAP and Arvind Ke­jri­wal.

It is to­tally wrong to say that other po­lit­i­cal par­ties have not sent non-party ty­coons to Ra­jya Sabha. But are the other par­ties and the politi­cians same as AAP and Arvind Ke­jri­wal? The image of Arvind Ke­jri­wal and AAP is ac­tu­ally of an anti-cor­rup­tion cam­paigner and now terse ques­tions are be­ing asked to Arvind Ke­jri­wal and AAP on the de­ci­sion to send them to Par­lia­ment from back­door.

The Aam Aadmi Party work­ers are up­set over the de­ci­sion of the party lead­er­ship and they showed it openly also. The third can­di­date from AAP, San­jay Singh filed his nom­i­na­tion with all kind of cel­e­bra­tions while the two Gup­tas re­mained silent to­tally. If Aam Aadmi Party doesn’t re­cover it quickly, it can trun into a huge image dis­torter for Arvind Ke­jri­wal and the party be­fore the next elec­tions. The Delhi Gov­ern­ment’s works are of those kinds which are ca­pa­ble to raise the AAP on na­tional level. But AAP will have to re­pair its dam­age done due to the above de­ci­sion.

The so­lu­tion can come as ren­der­ing res­ig­na­tion by these two Gup­tas af­ter their se­lec­tion to the Ra­jya Sabha. Af­ter that, AAP can send the per­sons to the up­per house of Par­lia­ment who are as­so­ci­ated with party for long time and are quite vo­cal in the in­ter­est of peo­ple.

Ac­tu­ally, al­most all par­ties make shoddy deal­ings in send­ing per­sons, es­pi­cally the big shots, to the Ra­jya Sabha. Hence, this right needs to be di­rectly handed over to the par­lia­men­tary board or work­ing com­mit­tee. Even the nom­i­na­tion of 10 Ra­jya Sabha mem­bers by the Pres­i­dent should be given to the all mem­bers of the Ra­jya Sabha in or­der to have only the com­pe­tent and the mer­i­to­ri­ous per­son­al­i­ties in the up­per house of Par­lia­ment of In­dia.

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