And The Insults and Accusations Start Flying!

One of the headlines in India today:

Gadkari calls AAP a party of right-wing Maoists and confused leaders

Well, of course he does.  He’s the opposition, and represents possibly the most threatened of all political parties.

Is anyone surprised? Really?

And it won’t be the worst thing that AAP or Kejriwal has been or will be called.

A wise man once said the following:

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” 

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Let the games begin.

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Posted on December 18, 2013, in india, people, politics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Let me begin my saying I am a big AAP fan and still hoping Mr. Kejriwal will prove me wrong. This man has a great opportunity to fix a lot of what is wrong with Indian Politics.

    Gadkari may not be one of the finest in Indian politics by any measure but what is very interesting about Mr. Kejriwal is:

    1. Alliance with Congress resulting into him completely not using word Congress with any speeches he gives on corruption

    2. The investigations into CWG and other scams by Delhi government which were to begin immediately are not even being discussed.

    3. His silly, un leader like attitude towards a simple decision of identifying a house for himself. People now say the new house hunt may carry on for another 30 days. If this is the new found efficiency, May God help us all!

    4. I understand his resolve on simplicity and other aspects and appreciate it as well. But is is quite obvious that his approach is take the easy noise making route rather than hard decisions! there are plenty of examples into that already. How does he plan to preferably moneitize all the government bunglows which are rotting empty or are they even empty? Doling subsidies without properly balancing the income of the government is what has screwed this economy. These cheap ways of attracting the vote bank in the name of freebies, religion etc has already taken India 20+ years behind.

    • As you know, I love a good debate! 🙂

      1. Give him some time
      2. He makes mistakes. Wow. Sounds like he’s human
      3. It’s all relative
      4. What a breath of fresh air if most of his ideas and ideals take off – India could be a different country altogether.
      5. I hope he proves you wrong. I’m betting he will.
      6. It’s time to change the establishment

      That’s it for now. Happy New Year!

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