The pre-election movement to implement Jan-lokpal Bill had very clear manifesto that it should not amount to a gateway to main stream politics. The intent had mass appeal but it could not curtail or restrained its political aspiration. Now its ruling party of Union Territory and capital city. The absence of stalwart of the movement during the oath ceremony was clear hint to those who understand main stream politics.
The vanguard of Jan-Lokpal movement has vertical crack in terms of its ideological root. This has been very evident in various occasions and event. But unfortunately the common voters perception are embedded in heroism out of ordinary like Hindi cinema. It was also very clear in the original agenda that its not a political movement but mass awareness towards righteous paradigmatic shift. It never had any aspiration towards formation of political party and a formal political platform. The movement not only limited to the nation but world over took note of that euphoria. The most unfortunate outcome was the formation of political party on en-cashing the mass appeal. Its quite ordinary politics of mediocre minds. It went further into regional politics limited to the city and capturing the burning issues and corruption of ruling party then.
Imagine the movement was not successful originally and had not attain the media attention than would it be possible to have such acceptance of newly married political party on one fine day and also as ruling party of the union territory. Its a question that the think tank of media need to address. The pre-poll promises are also executed without slightest understanding on the operative economics. Its really hilarious that the pre-poll agenda was to fight against the corruption of ruling party and post-poll alliance are with the same party makes it very ordinary brew. Suddenly the nation wide agenda were focused into a state agenda is not politics.
The exiting party know it well that these promises are only focused on center election and the honeymoon period is only three months. The supporting party is also stuck with the alignment because neither they can withdraw due to fear of public dissent on not support on cost reduction nor they can support as it will affect the mind set of people that there is no will to address the real issues. The issues that new party could resolve in few days.
The tarvelling by metro & auto rikshaw to mantralay is pure gimmick and shall reveal its routing ordinary soon. But it really raises the issue that are we really competent enough to exercise the democratic right amounting to vote? or its another epic heroism…..?