I have been saying this from Day 1. Personality based parties are inherently limited by the following algorithm:
Let’s say individual A opens a party. Because A is the sole owner of the party and his party exists only to glorify A, we will use “A” both to refer to the party and the person who runs it.
Now, A wants to be PM. The following series of steps will explain his problem.
I) Can A win the LS elections right away? No, that seems impossible.
II) A picks a state to contest him. Maybe A gets lucky and his party becomes a major force there. Perhaps A becomes a Chief Minister.
III) A realizes that India has more than one state.
IV) A goes to another state and tries to spread the party there.
V) But a new state would need a new CM. That would make the new CM equal in rank to A.
VI) A can’t tolerate someone of the same rank.
VII) Even worse: what if A loses the elections in his state. Then, the other leader could be the only CM in his party!
VIII) A has to dissolve the party in the new state.
It’s almost like a mathematical contradiction. There is no way to win a new state without installing a new Chief Minister. And there is no way Kejriwal can tolerate another Chief Minister in AAP.
This doesn’t just apply to Kejriwal. It applies equally to Mayawati or Mulayam Singh or Mamata Banerjee or Lalu Yadav or Nitish Kumar.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the AAP won 4 seats from Punjab. As of now, 2 of those 4 MPs have already been kicked out of the party. Kejriwal is mortally scared that someone might overtake him.
If Kejriwal couldn’t handle a meek loser like Dharamvir Gandhi, how could he have handled a boisterous Navjot Singh Sidhu? I feel for Sidhu, I really do. Yes, BJP didn’t treat Sidhu well. But, Sidhu ji, how is life treating you outside BJP? Ha ha…poor Sidhu…he left BJP because he thought his voice wasn’t being heard… lol. And he tried to go to AAP. Little did he realize that in other parties, even breathing too loudly without the explicit permission of the party supremo is crushed with an iron hand.
So, after kicking out 2 MPs from Punjab and spurning Sidhu, what does Kejriwal do? No, the Gestapo within AAP keeps eating its own tail, scouring the party for people who could be challenges to Kejriwal. The one facing the axe is Sucha Singh Chotepur, the hapless AAP state president (convenor) in Punjab.
Amazingly, his own party did some kind of sting on him showing him taking money for party tickets. The sting video was never made public. He was tried internally. Kejriwal declared him dishonest and kicked him out. ROFL!
And so it will go on as the elections approach. Each time an AAP leader shows some promise or draws a crowd or makes a name for himself, the orders will come from the top: get rid of this guy.
Punjab will tear AAP apart. Even if Kejriwal wins it.
Kejriwal cannot tolerate Sucha Singh Chotepur. How will he tolerate a sitting CM from AAP in Punjab? Maybe he could make an arrangement where every AAP MLA becomes Chief Minister of Punjab exactly for one month…that’s the only way he can keep his personal insecurity under control 🙂 🙂 Or perhaps he could get the Punjab Assembly to actually pass legislation giving all the powers of the Chief Minister to Arvind Kejriwal himself…how would Punjabis like that…I wonder?
Okay…you could say that Kejriwal will move to Punjab himself and become Chief Minister. But what happens to Delhi then? Whichever sycophant he chooses to become Delhi CM will become a threat within weeks. Most of this happens within Kejriwal’s twisted mind, so it doesn’t even matter if the new Delhi CM actually asserts himself…Kejriwal will see a ghost of revolt no matter what.
This leaves behind one last option. Kejriwal could move to Punjab and place his wife on the throne in Delhi. In that case, I just hope Kejriwal doesn’t end up becoming jealous and filing for divorce… that would be a tragedy…
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