Let us also not mistake: Aam Aadmi
Party is like any other political formation and Kejriwal is like any
other political figure on basics; vying for political power to ‘serve
the people’ and effect ‘social change’ in their interest
through state power. Riding on the desperation/ frustration of the
people born out of the economic squeeze and emergency, wrung through
the instrument of state, Jai Prakash Narayan tried to do it earlier
with Janata Party, what now Kejriwal and his friends seek to achieve
through their Aam Aadmi Party.
Same is the story of CPI(M) earlier with Jyoti Basu in West Bengal or Namboodripad in Kerala of doing good through state power resulting in alienation of people ultimately. Modi of BJP and Rahul of Congress or Kejriwal of AAP are merely repeating the story now of promising good through power.
For all contestants an election is practically a subtle game of tricks to grab power by befooling people, on the strength of resources they muster by under hand means. Who can believe whom in this game? State power is not an ordinary instrument to grab! By simple logic, the tricks cannot also be ordinary to befool for such a privileged possession.
In fact, all political parties and their leaders in the history of about two hundred years of the present day representative democracy have been working on the strength of this big myth assiduously built around to advance the interests of financial oligarchies that state power is the midwife of social change in need and economic well being of the deprived.
Lenin-Stalin-Trotesky in Czarist Russia, Mao-Chu Teh in China and HO-Giap in Vietnam had been other examples who had worked on the same myth during twentieth century and lost to capitalism. People stood befooled on a wrong premise. State is an instrument to watch the interests of a ruling minority and political parties are its tools to keep the majority in check.
This is the political economy of present day democracy since the days of industrial revolution that was ushered with the slogan of ‘equality, liberty and fraternity’. The relevant point of concern is the future of the People –aam aadmi in such a frenzied game of deceit and deception.
Modi and Rahul both belong to known political formations in the country who are responsible for miseries of aam aadmi while in power, while Kejriwal is a dark horse that is shrewdly avoiding his socio-economic projections and working up myths to new level.