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Is Arvind Kejriwal really ‘the first of his kind’ fraud in Indian politics?

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Arvind Kejriwal ? Every sane and logical person will unanimously agree that Arvind Kejriwal reminds us of a person who just knows how to falsely accuse senior politicians, claims to have “proofs” in his pocket and shouts that he possesses documents to support his accusations.

Apart from ridiculous allegations and false accusations, he is the one who has lowered the discourse of Indian politics to the lowest ever level by dragging every single thing to politics. But is he the first such person in Indian politics ? Has there been no one like him before ? Not really, if we recall the history of 1980s and early 1990s, we will remember a politician who can be considered the “guru” of Kejriwal. The man was none other than former Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh. let us know about him.

Former Prime Minister V P Singh, who was Kejriwal's idol and an expert in making false allegations against prominent leaders.
Former Prime Minister V P Singh, who was Kejriwal’s idol and an expert in making false allegations against prominent leaders.

During the election campaigns in 2014 and later again in 2015, Arvind Kejriwal thre mud on the face of many politicians and business leaders. The most famous of them being when he claimed he has a 370 page proof against Delhi CM Sheila Dixit and the day he becomes the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dixit will be sent to jail. However, when he became the CM, he took a U-Turn claiming that he does not have any proof against Sheila Dixit. Similarly, he has made innumerable accusations of scam/corruption on Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi. Every time, he has been strongly slapped by the honorable Delhi High court and the honorable Supreme Court for spreading lies and defaming a person.

During an election campaign in 2014, Arvind Kejriwal took out a sheet of paper from his pocket and read two random numbers, which he claimed to be Swiss Bank Account numbers of Anil Ambani and Mukesh Ambani. It was nothing but a stunt to fool people and hog some lime light.

During the election campaigning in late 80s and early 90s, V.P.Singh did exactly the same. he kept on making false allegations on the then Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi. Everywhere he went, V.P.Singh carried a piece of paper in his pocket and claimed that the paper is the proof of Rajiv Gandhi’s direct involvement in the BOFORS SCAM. He used to say that whenever he becomes the PM, Rajiv gandhi will be sent to jail the very next day. However, as expected, when he became the PM, he never talked about it again. Similarly, he accused multiple senior politicians of corruption and scams during the 1980s and early 1990s.

People fell in the trap of his theatrics and voted for him. He became the Prime Minister of India and he is one of the worst Prime Ministers our country ever had. In his short span, he pushed the economy to its darkest days. There was a massive economic crisis and people very suddenly, turned against him. When he realised nothing is working, he implemented Mandal Commission which led to 27% reservation for OBCs in all government jobs. The entire country burned for months in protest of the abrupt decision that V.P.Singh took just to appease his vote bank when he saw that his popularity was going down and the country was in a massive economic crisis.

Similarly, now that nothing is working for Arvind Kejriwal, he has resorted to push India towards riots and anarchy by inciting people against the government. His failure is no more hidden. Coincidently, his friends at IIT-Kharagpur have already said that Arvind Kejriwal was highly impressed by V.P.Singh and considered him his idol. Also, his hatred for BJP and Sangh has been evident since his days at IIT-Kharagpur. (It was published by India Today in 2013. Read the article here.) So, Arvind Kejriwal is NOT the first of his kind. As it is truly said, HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF !!!


Kshitij Mohan

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