Though is has become fashionable to blame the politicians for all the corruption, after the Anna Movement, people also understand that the problem of corruption does not start and end with the politicians only. Politicians are chosen by the people living in our society and people elects only those persons as their leaders to represent them in Parliament or in Assembly whom they consider the best according to their own ideology. If we look at the records of the recent past, we will find that people got offended if some political party goes overboard in fighting the corruption.
We have the examples of Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. In all these states, BJP was in power and thrown away by the people in favor of the Congress for fighting the corruption. In Karnataka, BJP leadership forced Yedurappa to resign as Chief Minister after Lokayukt indicted him of corruption. People of Karnataka did not take this corrective step by BJP lightly and thrown away the BJP Government at the next available opportunity.
Similarly, Uttrakhand was the only state where BJP Government enacted a Lokpal Bill, which was not only praised by Anna Hazare, but also Kejriwal. But people of Uttrakhand did not like this "strong Lokpal" and thrown away the BJP Government at the next available opportunity and when Congress Government led by Vijay Bahuguna came to power, the first thing it ensured that the "Strong Lokpal Bill" of BJP Government was replaced by a Lokpal Bill of its own as well as people's choice.
Same thing happened in Himachal Pradesh, where people preferred Virbhadra Singh and the Congress and rejected BJP which could not spread corruption in the State according to their expectations.
This should not lead us to believe that there is no corruption in BJP. One could only conclude that in today's scenario, politics is not possible without corruption. It could only vary from party to party. When BJP was trying to act "as honest" as Kejriwal was trying to act few months back, it got elected only 2 members in Parliament. It learnt from the Congress and other political outfits over a period of time and realized if you have to survive in politics, corruption has to be accepted as a way of life as people generally like it.
It is good that Kejriwal understood this very fast and leaving the "corruption" behind, straightway came to the issue of "communalism" which is hot favorite in vote bank politics and ensures that you remain darling of the minorities for all times to come.
To further prove this point, one can see the example of Uttar Pradesh, where neither BJP nor the Congress is in a position to get a majority and form a Government for the last few decades and BSP and SP are forming the Governments with absolute and comfortable majority. This shows that corruption always wins in politics.
Bigger Corruption defeats smaller corruption and smaller corruption defeats honest politics. People are just not bothered about the corruption as long as you play your "minority card" , caste, religion and community factors.
BSP and SP, both have mastered this art of politics in UP and enjoying the fruits of the politics with comfortable majority. If Kejriwal is doing the same thing for achieving his political ambitions in the national politics, he is only following what other political parties have been successfully practicing for so many years and no one should take an offence for the same.
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