From what I heard, the Odd-Even part 2 scheme has come to an end. Why didn’t it decrease pollution? That’s no mystery at all…after all the numerous assumptions, a mere 6-7% of all vehicles were to be kept off the road. And on top of that, the rule often forced people to go for two wheelers, which actually pollute MORE than cars and yet were kept exempt from Kejriwal’s dog and pony show.
The real mystery is headlines like this:
What happened? How come the Delhi CM, who usually has the media eating out of his hands, is being mocked for OddEven-2? While Odd Even-1 in January was declared a success within hours of being kicked off, how come Odd-Even 2 has been mocked and ridiculed by the same media from the get go? What changed? How come 526 crore is not having an effect? How come we do not have journos on Twitter gushing about the brilliant plan to ban cars to reduce congestion?
Actually, no. They say, family is family.
Elections in Punjab are approaching. In mid-2017, the Congress will be hoping for its FIRST victory in FOUR years! Yes, the Congress, India’s most successful party, the ruling party of 55 years, hasn’t won an election in FOUR years. This is the condition of the Congress. For the Congress party, the importance of Punjab can hardly be overestimated.
And guess what’s happening in Punjab? The AAP is well placed to eat Madam ji’s lunch. After four years of shattering and humiliating defeats, Punjab is the one bit of light for the Congress at the end of the tunnel. A whole state for the taking…a cash rich state moreover, which the Congress can milk. The Congress’ cash sources are currently limited to Karnataka. And Karnataka will be lost by the Congress in mid-2018, exactly one year before the general election, when they will need the cash the most. This means that if they lose Punjab, the Congress will be left penniless in the 2019 General Elections.
The Congress simply can’t afford to lose Punjab. And for the journos, family is family.
So, a media Mameluk may get a generous slice of AAP’s 526 crore pie, but a Mameluk cannot go against the Queen. Generations of Mameluks have been fed and looked after by the family. So, the memo from HQ is: project Kejriwal’s scheme as a giant failure.
The Delhi CM is finding out the hard way that you cannot just purchase generations of loyalty so quickly. They love you in the media, but they don’t love you as much as they love Rahul Gandhi. If Kejriwal thought that the media would support him on odd days and Rahul Gandhi on even days, he is badly mistaken 🙂 The media royals remember the political royals who have fed them for generations… Kejriwal must know that the media will pick Rahul over him EVERY SINGLE TIME! The Dynasty has a 67 year proven track record of fattening its Mameluks, one spending spree of 526 crore is not enough to get the presstitutes to change teams overnight. They’ll accept the payment nevertheless, but they will go with the safe investment that has been giving massive returns for decades…. Tough luck for you Kejriwal…the walls of Delhi are higher than you thought. The price of admission is more than Rs 526 crore…Sorry.
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