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Was Kejriwal really serious about Jan Lokpal Bill or simply played politics?
From 2 PM onward on February 14 everybody was anxious to see the proceeding of Delhi assembly as it was highly hyped by Media. Most channels were reporting that Arvind Kejriwal may resign if he is obstructed to table Jan Lokpal Bill! After just two hours of so called assembly proceedings, it was clear that the events inside the assembly can be considered as 'all theatrical zero governance'!

The big take outs of this proceeding were that Delhi assembly runs in ‘free for all’ manner. Members stand and start giving statements/speeches as per their convenience and speaker has no authority. The speaker also appears to be clue-less and his acts were decided by note-slips sent by Manish Sisodia. Speaker was not neutral rather clarified as if he is an AAP member.

Is Arvind Kejriwal's decision to resign correct?
Yes :
15.52 %
No :
79.31 %
Can't say :
5.17 %
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I don’t want to discuss the constitutionality of tabling the bill against L-G’s advice. I feel speaker and Chief Minister's post are also Constitutional posts and if they decide to introduce the bill, they can. Also on Constitutionality, the High Court and Supreme Court are better adjudicators. My question to Kejriwal is ‘Did you honestly want Jan Lokpal Bill to be passed? If yes, then why that ‘My Way or high way attitude?’

All members of the house including opposition openly declared that they would support the bill unanimously if tabled as per procedure! You have reiterated that you can sacrifice CM's post for for 100 times for the sake of bringing Jan Lokpal. Thus, if everyone was agree, why didn't Kejriwal   went for the way that opposition demanded?

If it requires central government’s clearance, let it be so! You may think it’s unnecessary or improper, but for the sake of this bill you should had preferred consensus! Also other demands of opposition were not entirely invalid. The members should get the copy of bill  48 hours before it being discussed or debated.

At best if you would have followed the procedure, the Jan Lokpal bill may had taken one more month. But at least there would have been the bill. But now when you have resigned, no one knows what will be the future of the bill. Thus I don’t think you were really interested for the Jan Lokpal Bill, rather you wanted to use this bill as a ladder for your national ambition!

Definitely it was an exit plan for Kejriwal. The way it was tabled and high handedness in attitude, it appears that Kejriwal wanted to escape from the responsibility. The famous 18 point promise is now perhaps a tall order and dream of becoming PM perhaps over shadowed his mind. But he forgot that people are watching everything and they are not fools. None is going to accept such orchestrated martyrdom.

Moreover, now if BJP manages to come into power in Delhi and somehow passes the Jan Lokpal Bill   next month, where would Kejriwal's martyrdom stand ?

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