Whom is Kejriwal kidding?
The other day Arvind Kejriwal declared that his political party, now christened as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will have no president. That looked quite odd and funny. But now he has been elected as the Convener of the Party. What does it all mean?
Whether you call the head of the party the president, the chairman or the convener, it amounts to one and the same thing because he/she becomes the head of the outfit. The communist parties in India, whether CPI or CPM, have no president but have just general secretaries. But does that mean that these political parties have no head?
Similarly different political parties have different nomenclature for their main policy-making bodies. Some call them executive committee, others call it core committee or parliamentary board or some office-bearers or the like.
Does Kejriwal wish us to believe that his Aam Aadmi Party is a headless organization? If so, what is the function of the convener? Can anything happen without the consent of the convener? Will his organization have no core committee or policy-making committee? If no, then who will take policy decisions for the organization? Or will it be a one-man or two-man show?
Kajriwal has also said that his party does not aim to capture power. If that is so, what for is the AAP? One wishes to capture power to be able to do himself the things he thinks are best for the nation. Does he mean that he aims at being in power for all the times to come so that he can always be on the wrong side of the government?
Politics, in a way, is art of befooling the people into making them believe what the leaders do not mean or vice versa.
Since Kajriwal has now floated a political organization, he remains no different. He also seems to be kidding the aam aadmi.