Arvind Kejriwal’s anti-national revolution
A pamphlet found in Cairo’s Tahrir Square urged: “Draw police and military officers into the ranks of the people.”
With the help of many such moves, the protestors had won over the hearts and minds of the Egyptian military which then refused to fire on them; Mubarak’s government was then overthrown within just 18 days of protest.
I found chilling similarities in this pamphlet to Arvind Kejriwal’s very clear appeal to policemen in Delhi to join his ‘Dharna’ just days before the Republic Day and only at a stone’s throw from India’s seat of power—the Raisina Hill. With hardly any socio-political similarities between a democratic India and a dictatorial Egypt, a new destructive model was being artificially created by ‘Team Kejriwal’—now called the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). I fear that India is sought to be demolished brick-by-brick by a huge transnational conspiracy which needs to be understood before it is too late…
Surajit Dasgupta, an ex-AAP member, closely associated with Kejriwal, told in an interview to Aspire TV that Kejriwal often pressed upon the need to create a Tahrir Square-type situation in India during the Janlokpal movement. On October 13, 2012, Kejriwal said: “My appeal to the youth: come and join! You are not doing favour to anyone. Fight for your own future. Parliament Street police station will be the beginning of downfall of corrupt empire. Parliament Street police station will be the next Tahrir Square.”
And, he warned again during his agitation at Rail Bhawan just before the Republic Day this year: “We would fill up the entire Rajpath with people…” And then on the same day, his party member Kamal Mitra Chenoy complained on Headlines Today about why just a small space was allowed to the protestors around the Rail Bhawan. Why not the entire area around Rajpath? Was it an indication of Chenoy’s larger plan to create a Tahrir Square in Delhi? In an interview, Malauna Hasrat Ali complained about Kejriwal’s idea of creating a Tahrir Square like scene on Rajpath filled up with numerous skull-cap wearing Muslims assembling there.
At the peak of the IAC movement, noted scholar and anti corruption crusader, S. Gurumurthy had asked Kejriwal: “Arvindji, if you reject both ruling and Opposition parties as two sides of the same coin, you will eventually form a political party of your own, unless of course you work for a revolution to overthrow the system.” Today, we find Kejriwal doing both. He has made a political party which is trying to wreck the system from within. This danger needs to be exposed before it is too late.
Another pamphlet found on Tahrir Square advocated Dr Gene’s Sharp theory of Non Violent Warfare. A ‘revolution’ was waiting to happen with help of a 198-point-training-manual for the protestors. Some techniques like mockery, symbolism & performing daring acts of defiance to create sensational news were mentioned on the pamphlet. Yet again, we find Kejriwal almost religiously following what was written on that pamphlet. Mocking the entire political and bureaucratic establishment as corrupt, making fun of the Republic Day tableaus as an unnecessary diversionary “entertainment” while millions were hungry, his blatant symbolism of taking a metro ride to his swearing-in ceremony—even when he eventually kept using his car and not the metro everyday to office, his symbolic aping of the poor by tying a muffler around his face to look like a rickshaw puller, his law minister illegally ordering a midnight police raid without warrant and CM Kejriwal’s blatant act of defiance of law to stand by his lawless law minister by enacting an ugly sit-in protest, were all pre-planned to grab huge media attention. Those who have gone through the writings of Dr Gene Sharp of the Albert Einstein Institution—also called the ‘Guerrilla without Guns’—know that it is his time-tested recipe of “destabilisation of a country without tanks” . This has happened in Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Krygystan, Czechoslavakia, Egypt, Tunisia etc.
Does Kejriwal want to overthrow the existing Constitutional system and mechanism? It’s certainly not surprising. After all, why does he have so many Naxalites, separatists and their sympathisers in AAP like Prashant Bhushan, Gopal Rai, Sabyasachi Panda, Binayak Sen and Medha Patkar—who profess a similar ideology and mission. According to Russian security experts who specialise in understanding fake revolutions: “New schemes for overthrowing legitimate authorities include the use of military groups of extremist and terrorist organizations…”
AAP is copying fake ‘revolutions’ which have destabilised many regimes especially in the Middle East and the Russian Federation. Although India is a largely successful democracy with very vocal people, a free media and many fora for the people to air their grievances, Kejriwal markets Indian democracy as a ‘sham democracy’ with a ‘paid media’ and a battery of corrupt politicians—which have together made the life of the poor miserable. He portrays himself as a ‘revolutionary’ who would usher in ‘real’ democracy. All this is accompanied by a massive propaganda exercise. This campaign has ‘drugged’ certain sections of Indians who are now unwilling to look at facts. They refuse to look at the real danger posed by AAP itself. AAP has become a meeting point for many anti national NGOs, Naxalites, Kashmiri separatists and other extremist elements.
Multiple megascams of UPA-2 like the CWG scam, 2G spectrum scam, coal scam and now the Agusta Westland scam involved siphoning out of lakhs of crore rupees of public money by corrupt UPA politicians—by blatant loot. They were becoming a trigger point for a wave of dissatisfaction in India—especially among the youth. Experts understood that a very large part of the anti corruption vote would be delivered to the Narendra Modi—seen as an incorruptible face of BJP. A strategy had to be devised to divide the anti-corruption votes otherwise Modi would be the next PM with a huge majority of his own. Many jumped into the fray—marketing themselves as the most honest politicians India could ever have—riding piggyback on Anna’s anti corruption movement. Arvind Kejriwal formed a new party called Aam Aadmi Party—with new faces. This would be the best bet for all those who wanted to cut into Modi’s votes. Consequently, AAP was born. Kejriwal thus became an oxygen cylinder for the ICU-ridden anti Modi political forces in the country.
Anti Modi NGOs, which were active in Gujarat, were roped in along with a host of international funding agencies like the Ford Foundation. AAP members like Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Mallika Sarabhai, Yogendra Yadav, Meera Sanyal etc. have been funded by Ford Foundation directly or through their NGOs. “Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a member of the AAP National Council, suspects his party — or its leadership at least — has connections with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),” reported Surjit Dasgupta on March 5, 2013. Upadhyay will hold another Press conference by the end of this week to cover the issue of the AAP’s suspected CIA connection.
According to international experts who monitor destabilising movements called ‘color revolutions,’ NGOs and youth activists are used in organizing creative non-violent resistance.
It’s a fact that Western governments and various NGOs spend millions of dollars to co-opt and channel local populations of targeted countries against their own political leadership…Powerful enemy countries now use fake social revolutions as a part of the strategic package. This makes national political movements potential arms of foreign powers…A ‘color revolution’ uses false media narratives and clever psychological tricks…They create an image of themselves as if they are good, benevolent, loving, paternal, caring, vulnerable, selfless, just…
While you read all this about fake movements operating in the Russian Federation, you would notice that AAP is very much in sync with such movements even when the socio-political conditions in India are dramatically different from the middle east or the Russian Federation.
AAP had to market itself as an alternate to the Congress. It also tried to bracket the BJP along with Congress as equally corrupt with its clever marketing gimmicks—in order to wean away a section of BJP voters. People thought that AAP politicians were all Mr. Clean. But many facts have begun to come out in open about the shady dealings of many of its topmost activists. A story appeared in the media about misuse of foreign finds by many members of AAP in an NGO called Kabir—which was funded by Ford foundation. News in Times of India dated Feb 4, 2014, makes a startling revelation of the scam in Kejriwal’s and Sisodia’s NGO: “Close on the heels of reports about law minister Somnath Bharti’s alleged spamming days comes another embarrassment for the Aam Aadmi Party…This time, the party’s second-in-command and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s close aide, Manish Sisodia, is alleged to have diverted foreign funds meant for his NGO, Kabir, for personal use. Kejriwal is a governing body member of this NGO that works in the right to information (RTI) sphere.” On Feb 8, 2014, Dainik Bhaskar reported: “In a major embarrassment to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), it has come to light that Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti was involved in selling pornographic domain names, English news channel Headlines Today reported on Friday.”
AAP’s “governance model” was an unmitigated nightmare for the national capital, Delhi, where their government was in power for 49 days. Shekhar Gupta who read Kejriwal’s manifesto ‘Swaraj’, was shocked to find their dangerous model in black and white: “The instruments of governance, law enforcement, judiciary, executive, parliament, as we know them, shall cease to exist, or at least, to matter. The mob will be sovereign. The police will have to take orders from the mob. The mob, or the gram sabha or the mohalla sabha, will be able to levy and collect its own taxes. No decision will be taken unless the “people” decide. No wonder Prashant Bhushan wants a referendum in Kashmir on whether the army should stay there…”
AAP, like other sinister ‘color revolutions,’ has employed a sophisticated science to manipulate emotions and circumvent rational faculties of the common man. This technique is subtle and very effective. Even experts on many occasions fail to read their signals—before it is too late. This marketing campaign is designed to evoke a feeling of a “desire for change” in the country. It brings alive a romantic enthusiasm of an inevitable ‘revolution’ in its target audience. AAP took to a massive advertisement campaign on TV/ print media/ posters/ social media with the help of journalists, PR/ advertisement/ film/ music professionals to target emotional aspects often affecting the subconscious mind of unsuspecting masses. According to experts: “there is little difference between selling Coca Cola and selling a particular initiative for a Color Revolution”. AAP does not have anything substantial to offer and yet it succeeded in marketing itself as a one-stop solution to all of India’s problems by branding itself like that. This false propaganda needs to be exposed by deconstructing its fake brand.
The solution to the artificial challenge created by AAP would have to be met by putting the facts in the right perspective. It is true that a large section of India’s population is angry with politicians because of huge corruption scandals, bad governance, poor law and order, poor response to cross border terrorism and insecure international borders. Nevertheless it would be important to save oneself from over generalisation because we cannot close our eyes to India’s vibrant democracy, judiciary and a free media along with many institutional checks and balances. Strong support on ground and on the social media for an emerging leader like Narendra Modi shows that people have hope in a credible and time tested leadership. Modi stands tall as a credible leader and he is the only impediment to any attempted color/ fake ‘revolution’ in India. The brand of India needs to be restored by restoring the faith of the people in credible leadership and institutions.