Alright, things are going from bad to worse for AAP, right now.A lot of muck has emerged, a lot of dirty linen is being repeatedly washed in public that too by otherwise erudite, scholastic and soft spoken people.
Surely, despite all the "tall promises" of being honest, modest, sincere, dedicated and transparent, AAP leaders have failed at one thing (and I'm glad they did). They've proved that they're as Human as any of us. And so, they should let go of all their Larger than Life rhetoricRemember guys, no matter how "different" a political party claims to be, there will be squabbles, quarrels, infighting and fall-outs, unless of course its being controlled from Nagpur or 10 Janpath in Delhi or by Domestic & International Oligarchs.
After all, we do remember the unfortunate Split/Dismemberment of the Communist Party of India into multiple independent factions back in 1964.
Like the Communist Party split 51 years ago, there also are no "Heroes" & "Villains" right now in AAP, just some intelligent and result-oriented people whose egos have clashed (with the exception of the soft-Hindutvawaadi Kumar Vishwas of course, who most of us foresee becoming a BJP member, where he truly belongs)
But doesn't the timing of this squabble surprise anyone?After all, it happened less than a month after AAP's historical and epic 67-3 victory in Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections and also the same time when AAP government in Delhi started to deliver on most of its manifesto promises as soon as it came to power (something most people in India were not used to)
And more importantly, the squabble started to escalate just a few days after the news of AAP going national came out.
Now with AAP's image stained by its own muck and the excessive & hyperbole and half-truths loaded footage given to this squabble by an increasingly hostile corporate media, AAP is going to find it all the more difficult to gain (& even retain) loyal supporters in other parts of the country while many of the once dedicated supporters of AAP have now turned hostile and an increasing number have been withdrawing their support and denouncing AAP.
Surely, both the Congress & the BJP (both known for their respective stooges in the corporate media) will make major gains as AAP weakens/crumblels.
For those of us who still have some hope left, we will see how it goes from here. We are surely not highly optimistic.
I personally am prepared (even though I hate to say that) to see AAP dismember or at least lose many of its top inspirational leaders.
But regardless of what happens to AAP, I am still willing to give the elected state government in Delhi a chance. As I mentioned in the beginning, they have been delivering results and if they keep on doing so for the next 5 years, I will continue supporting this state government and even vote it back to power & urge everyone to do so.The same message is for all disillusioned and disgruntled AAP members & supporters, judge them by their past, present & future performance and not by their controversies (which are largely hyped by the hostile corporate media).
As for those former AAP supporters, many of who have gone back to supporting the Big 2 Political parties that have both been responsible for perpetrating and orchestrating GENOCIDE against Religious Minorities in the past and have hundreds and thousands of leaders charged with heinous crimes like rape, murder, kidnapping and extortion (& not "crimes" like Dharna as most AAP leaders have been charged of), well we can only PITY such depraved (and depraved they are) former AAP supporters for their complete lack of a moral compass.
And for many Bhakts of Congress, I wonder why most of you continued to be devout supporters of the party even after veteran Congress leaders Jai Prakash Narayanan, Moraji Desai, K Kamraj, Devi Lal, Choudhury Charan Singh and many others quit the party as soon as the future authoritarian PM Indira Gandhi was elected to power and Congress went on to become the cult of Indira and finally a Fiefdom of her descendants, a far cry from the Secular Anti-Imperialist party that gave India its best PMs - Nehru & Shastri.
P.S. - If at all AAP dismembers and becomes history, then I would hope for the 3 Janata parties of Bihar & Odisha to reunite and bring back VP Singh's Janata Dal (keep Deve Gowda out please). If that doesn't happen, I will root for CPM (even though they hardly have any presence here in Delhi & they seldom contest elections here) and also for BSP which needs to grow so as to make Indian politics dominated less & less by Upper-Castes.