It is strange that whosoever claims to run ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ will no longer remain ‘Aam Aadmi’ in next few years. Wait for protruded tummies, chubby cheeks and security cover for ‘Kejriwal & Bros.’
‘Aam Aadmi’ wants job, bank balance, roti, kapda not a high priority, makaan (even if rented one is available too), medical facilities, education for children, bride or bridegroom of their own caste & clan, and tatkal reservation ticket. After going through such long list, ‘Aam Aadmi’ would be able to contemplate to bring a positive change in the politics of India.
As one character, Langda Tyagi says in Omkara film – ‘Bewakoof aur chutiye mein dhaage bhar ka farak hota haiga bhaiya. Dhage ke ingay bewakoof aur ungay, chutiya. Aur jo dhaaga hainch lo, to kaund haiga bewakoof aur kaund hai chutiya, carod rupiye ka prasan hai bhaiya’ means there is hairline difference between an idiot and a fool and it’s a million dollar question to ascertain it.
I hope those who run these kinds of movements may think something new to befool ‘Aam Aadmi’ because ‘Aam Aadmi’ needs economic empowerment. Only when his tummy will be full and he has not to worry about next day’s meal, then he will be able to think about ‘Swaraj and Suraj’ (self-governance and good governance).
There are millions of people in India who are petty labourers, security guards, small shopkeepers in small towns who still think that Atal Bihari Vajpayee is our Prime Minister (if you don’t believe this, you can watch Vinod Dua’s Zaika India ka) and they have no business to know who is Montek Singh Ahluwalia, P. Chidambaram, Vinod Rai, etc.
They live in their small world, from hand to mouth and mouth to hand, and this is the only roller coaster ride that they afford to enjoy. They don’t need good governance, they don’t want moon on their plate but only two chapattis. They are still clueless about Gandhi family, Vadras, Reddys, and they will not commit suicide if Rahul Gandhi will become next Prime Minister.
There are lakhs of ‘Aam Aadmi’ in India who stealthily saves money to bribe middle men for procuring a secure government job for their kith and kin, even if it is peon’s job or clerks’. Not everyone is like Kejriwal who can kick Sarkari Naukari to raise an urban Indian mass movement and to dream a crown over his head.
Me, an ‘Aam Aadmi’ with limited requirements, no biwi-bachcha, no in-laws, out-laws; no friends and foes is content with two pair of cloths, two pair of shoes, two pair of slippers and two gas cylinders, is able to think and write on this ‘Aam Aadmi’ but not those people are lucky who have at least one spouse, two children, two makaan (one ancestral and one own).
I will never vote for these men who dared to awake ‘Aam Aadmis’ from their slumber. Let there be peace upon these movements, we ‘Aam Aadmi’ are happy to inhale dirt and dust from pothole roads, broken roads, digged roads, and no roads et al.
Please don’t show the road to Nirvana for good governance. Have pity on ‘Aam Aadmi’ to sow the seeds of entrepreneurship so that thousands and lakhs of people will not have to look after government to provide them job. And I know from the very first day of this movement that one day you will bypass Anna Hazare, so how will you remain faithful to ‘Aam Aadmi’?
Anyway, wish you all the best for your share of ‘wooden chairs’ in the well of Indian politics called as Parliament.
© Sushil Kumar