I would like to begin this post by admitting that I do not live in Delhi. As such, I hope Delhi’s Raj Thackerays will forgive me for daring to write about it
And in case you live in Delhi, please feel welcome to catch a flight any time to Gujarat and drive straight to the residence of the Chief Minister without an appointment at any time to discuss the local issues of the state.
I have watched daily updates on “national news” about the Lt. Gov of Delhi, the Police Commissioner, the Delhi Commission for Women, Delhi’s principal secretary, even the caretaker Power Secretary for Delhi and that one time a Delhi MLA created a ruckus in a Mithai shop. But I do apologize to the cheerleaders of Yugpurush ji for daring to speak about Delhi. I am afraid I come from one of the states which is expected to gift a free coal block as a tribute to the people of Delhi so that they can have cheap 24 x 7 power:
Maybe I do need professional help, Mr. Sekhri. I have heard that with “professional help” from the media, any lazy movie buff can become a Chief Minister. And then turn the state into a theater of the absurd for his personal entertainment.
So, what’s the purpose of OddEven? Let Dy. CM Shri Manish Sisodia explain:
What an idea sirji! Corruption on even days and honesty on odd days? Or perhaps Yugpurush ji wants to be CM of Delhi on odd days and CM of Punjab on even days?
I am assuming that after a while Delhi’s Deputy CM came out of his New Year’s day drunk stupor and realized that the party line is that OddEven is about curbing pollution.
Of course, pollution was never gonna go down:
This was implemented for the personal amusement of the Chief Minister. What can be more fun than watching an entire city scramble, their legally owned vehicles banned from the public street, being fined Rs 2000 for each “violation”? And why implemented for just 15 days? Because after 15 days, the show will get boring for Yugpurush. It will then be time to choose a different movie.
Of course, there is always a backup plan of blaming the BJP’s various B-Teams in case anyone asks any questions:
Of course, as time began to pass, the goalposts began to shift again. Suddenly OddEven was no longer about pollution, but about reducing congestion on Delhi streets. Everyone tweeted in unison; it was like watching a Reliance Jio launch:
Okay…anyone who seems to remember that OddEven was about reducing pollution and not traffic congestion is clearly an Adani-Ambani-BJP agent. Reducing traffic by banning cars? Pure genius! Arvind Kejriwal is like an idea machine. OMG! How does he do it?
Wait, was it about reducing corruption or pollution or congestion?
Never mind, get the media’s “professional help” like Abhinandan Sekhri suggested. You can be a Chief Minister too.