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  • Razi Raziuddin
    Commentary Why IÆm not a part of the Aam Aadmi Party The central issue for our society is inequality, not just corruption, feels Sandeep Pandey Sandeep Pandey
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 2, 2014
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      Commentary

      Why I’m not a part of the Aam Aadmi Party

      The central issue for our society is inequality, not just corruption, feels Sandeep Pandey
      Sandeep Pandey December 31, 2013

      Neighbour’s pride Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party's stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

      Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party’s stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

      Lately, some friends have been suggesting that I join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) while others want to know whether they should do so themselves. A few others think I am close to AAP and want me to recommend their names as candidates from their respective constituencies for the next general election, as experts from different fields are offering their services for the benefit of schemes for the poor to be implemented by AAP in Delhi. One policewoman called me to beseech that Arvind Kejriwal should accept security as she thought that politicians cannot be trusted, having had the experience of watching them from close quarters.
      Firstly, I’d like to state that when Justice Rajinder Sachar revived the Socialist Party in 2011, he asked me to join them. This is the party of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaiprakash Narayan, Acharya Narendra Dev, Achyut Patwardhan and others that had merged with the Janata Party in 1977. I am also part of the People’s Political Front (PPF) which was formed by Kuldeep Nayar before the previous general elections. I have been devoting my energy to build both the Socialist Party as well as the PPF, which brings together about a dozen small parties. We have to remember that the political culture that we wish to cleanse includes the tendency to defect from one party to another when one sees greener pastures. That is why a law against defection had to be enacted. Of course, the option of an alliance when there is agreement in ideology and working style is open.
      But the main reason why I am not a part of AAP is because their focus is on corruption, whereas I think that the central issue for our society as well as globally, is inequality. So long as we are not able to build a society where every human being respects another human being to the same extent that he/she expects from others, we will not have a humane society. This will not be achieved by merely getting rid of corruption or establishing swarajya.
      Let us assume that in Arvind Kejriwal’s rule, corruption is totally banished. There is not a single paisa of bribe given or taken. Let us also assume that people directly participate in every decision made, through gram sabhas or mohalla sabhas, i.e. swarajya is established. Will we then be satisfied?
      What about caste based discrimination? Will the rich be willing to sit beside the poor? Will every woman feel safe and will it mean the end of patriarchy? Will there be an end to violence? Will half the children, who are victims of malnutrition and therefore school dropouts, start receiving full nutritious meals as well as be able to attend schools of the quality that children of the rich go to? Will the poor be able to receive treatment of the same quality that the rich can afford in private hospitals?
      AAP has promised to halve the electricity bill, but what about those who are yet to be connected to the grid and will probably never get connected? We simply don’t produce enough electricity in this country for everybody because we don’t have enough resources. The rich and those who service them will have access to it, not everyone. If we don’t find a cleaner alternative to thermal power soon, the situation of paucity is not going to change in the near future.
      Water is a natural resource and meant to fulfill the basic needs of all human beings. The government or any private company doesn’t have any right to sell it. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that that all human beings get as much water as they need for drinking, irrigation, bathing etc. But water should not be wasted in swimming pools, water parks or golf fields. In fact, there should be a ban on the private installation of water pumps, except for the purpose of irrigation. If this follows through, there will be no need to place a limit on water usage. When farmers adopt organic farming, the need for water for irrigation will also reduce.
      Since we want to build a humane society which will not have any place for violence, we dream of creating a weapons-free world, at the level of individuals as well as nations. Hence, the Socialist Party has decided that its members should not discriminate among human beings, be against all forms of corruption but also believe in the concept of security without weapons. Brave people like Arvind Kejriwal don’t feel the need for weapons for their security.
      Also, AAP’s foundation is based on the concept of nationalism. We believe that the concept of nationhood is as divisive as that of caste and religion. The security of nations is ensured by their relations with neighbours based on trust and not by nuclear weapons.
      It is because of the above mentioned differences in some basic ideologies and also because of the corporate style functioning of the party, where people are being associated with not on the basis of human relationships but because of their utility value, that a person like me doesn’t feel comfortable being a part of AAP. However, since the party is out to change the decadent political culture in this country, it has our full support and we hope it will rid the politics of this country of corruption and criminalisation.

    • Satish Jha
      Sandeep Pandey is taking an idealists view. Anyone who starts with equality as the central point of political discourse is not going to go far in getting
      Message 2 of 5 , Jan 6, 2014
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        Sandeep Pandey is taking an idealists view. Anyone who starts with equality as the central point of political discourse is not going to go far in getting people to come together and we see why the socialist movement did not take deep roots.

        Similarly, corruption is a great point to bring people together, far from that in taking a society forward. 

        To take a society forward one needs to understand what are the drivers of social progress. Unfortunately, the lenses we wear decide the paths we see. Its a much longer discourse. But hopefully Sandeep will realize the challenges he is likely to face.

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        Satish Jha
        Pinewood Partners LLC

        On Jan 2, 2014, at 8:02 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

         

        Commentary

        Why I’m not a part of the Aam Aadmi Party

        The central issue for our society is inequality, not just corruption, feels Sandeep Pandey
        Sandeep PandeyDecember 31, 2013

        Neighbour’s pride Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party's stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

        Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party’s stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

        Lately, some friends have been suggesting that I join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) while others want to know whether they should do so themselves. A few others think I am close to AAP and want me to recommend their names as candidates from their respective constituencies for the next general election, as experts from different fields are offering their services for the benefit of schemes for the poor to be implemented by AAP in Delhi. One policewoman called me to beseech that Arvind Kejriwal should accept security as she thought that politicians cannot be trusted, having had the experience of watching them from close quarters.
        Firstly, I’d like to state that when Justice Rajinder Sachar revived the Socialist Party in 2011, he asked me to join them. This is the party of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaiprakash Narayan, Acharya Narendra Dev, Achyut Patwardhan and others that had merged with the Janata Party in 1977. I am also part of the People’s Political Front (PPF) which was formed by Kuldeep Nayar before the previous general elections. I have been devoting my energy to build both the Socialist Party as well as the PPF, which brings together about a dozen small parties. We have to remember that the political culture that we wish to cleanse includes the tendency to defect from one party to another when one sees greener pastures. That is why a law against defection had to be enacted. Of course, the option of an alliance when there is agreement in ideology and working style is open.
        But the main reason why I am not a part of AAP is because their focus is on corruption, whereas I think that the central issue for our society as well as globally, is inequality. So long as we are not able to build a society where every human being respects another human being to the same extent that he/she expects from others, we will not have a humane society. This will not be achieved by merely getting rid of corruption or establishing swarajya.
        Let us assume that in Arvind Kejriwal’s rule, corruption is totally banished. There is not a single paisa of bribe given or taken. Let us also assume that people directly participate in every decision made, through gram sabhas or mohalla sabhas, i.e. swarajya is established. Will we then be satisfied?
        What about caste based discrimination? Will the rich be willing to sit beside the poor? Will every woman feel safe and will it mean the end of patriarchy? Will there be an end to violence? Will half the children, who are victims of malnutrition and therefore school dropouts, start receiving full nutritious meals as well as be able to attend schools of the quality that children of the rich go to? Will the poor be able to receive treatment of the same quality that the rich can afford in private hospitals?
        AAP has promised to halve the electricity bill, but what about those who are yet to be connected to the grid and will probably never get connected? We simply don’t produce enough electricity in this country for everybody because we don’t have enough resources. The rich and those who service them will have access to it, not everyone. If we don’t find a cleaner alternative to thermal power soon, the situation of paucity is not going to change in the near future.
        Water is a natural resource and meant to fulfill the basic needs of all human beings. The government or any private company doesn’t have any right to sell it. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that that all human beings get as much water as they need for drinking, irrigation, bathing etc. But water should not be wasted in swimming pools, water parks or golf fields. In fact, there should be a ban on the private installation of water pumps, except for the purpose of irrigation. If this follows through, there will be no need to place a limit on water usage. When farmers adopt organic farming, the need for water for irrigation will also reduce.
        Since we want to build a humane society which will not have any place for violence, we dream of creating a weapons-free world, at the level of individuals as well as nations. Hence, the Socialist Party has decided that its members should not discriminate among human beings, be against all forms of corruption but also believe in the concept of security without weapons. Brave people like Arvind Kejriwal don’t feel the need for weapons for their security.
        Also, AAP’s foundation is based on the concept of nationalism. We believe that the concept of nationhood is as divisive as that of caste and religion. The security of nations is ensured by their relations with neighbours based on trust and not by nuclear weapons.
        It is because of the above mentioned differences in some basic ideologies and also because of the corporate style functioning of the party, where people are being associated with not on the basis of human relationships but because of their utility value, that a person like me doesn’t feel comfortable being a part of AAP. However, since the party is out to change the decadent political culture in this country, it has our full support and we hope it will rid the politics of this country of corruption and criminalisation.

      • Firoz Ahmad
        one can not agree with the assumption inherent in the writer s comments on the schools and hospitals the rich go to, that they are better. the only thing we
        Message 3 of 5 , Jan 7, 2014
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          one can not agree with the assumption inherent in the writer's
          comments on the schools and hospitals the rich go to, that they are
          better. the only thing we can agree with is that a large number of
          people are enamoured by them. any public-right institution which is
          based on exclusion, elitism and private profiteering must be
          recognised, defined and condemned on all platforms. moreover, what
          passes for their attractiveness is wastefulness and exhibitionism,
          against the very ethics of not only a republic but those very
          vocations which underlie them.

          On 1/2/14, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:
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          > Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party’s stunning
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          > Lately, some friends have been suggesting that I join the Aam Aadmi
          > Party (AAP) while others want to know whether they should do so
          > themselves. A few others think I am close to AAP and want me to
          > recommend their names as candidates from their respective constituencies
          > for the next general election, as experts from different fields are
          > offering their services for the benefit of schemes for the poor to be
          > implemented by AAP in Delhi. One policewoman called me to beseech that
          > Arvind Kejriwal should accept security as she thought that politicians
          > cannot be trusted, having had the experience of watching them from close
          > quarters.
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          > Firstly, I’d like to state that when Justice Rajinder Sachar revived
          > the Socialist Party in 2011, he asked me to join them. This is the party
          > of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaiprakash Narayan, Acharya Narendra Dev,
          > Achyut Patwardhan and others that had merged with the Janata Party in
          > 1977. I am also part of the People’s Political Front (PPF) which was
          > formed by Kuldeep Nayar before the previous general elections. I have
          > been devoting my energy to build both the Socialist Party as well as the
          > PPF, which brings together about a dozen small parties. We have to
          > remember that the political culture that we wish to cleanse includes the
          > tendency to defect from one party to another when one sees greener
          > pastures. That is why a law against defection had to be enacted. Of
          > course, the option of an alliance when there is agreement in ideology
          > and working style is open.
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          > But the main reason why I am not a part of AAP is because their focus
          > is on corruption, whereas I think that the central issue for our
          > society as well as globally, is inequality. So long as we are not able
          > to build a society where every human being respects another human being
          > to the same extent that he/she expects from others, we will not have a
          > humane society. This will not be achieved by merely getting rid of
          > corruption or establishing swarajya.
          >
          > Let us assume that in Arvind Kejriwal’s rule, corruption is totally
          > banished. There is not a single paisa of bribe given or taken. Let us
          > also assume that people directly participate in every decision made,
          > through gram sabhas or mohalla sabhas, i.e. swarajya is established. Will we
          > then be satisfied?
          >
          > What about caste based discrimination? Will the rich be willing to
          > sit beside the poor? Will every woman feel safe and will it mean the end
          > of patriarchy? Will there be an end to violence? Will half the
          > children, who are victims of malnutrition and therefore school dropouts,
          > start receiving full nutritious meals as well as be able to attend
          > schools of the quality that children of the rich go to? Will the poor be
          > able to receive treatment of the same quality that the rich can afford
          > in private hospitals?
          >
          > AAP has promised to halve the electricity bill, but what about those
          > who are yet to be connected to the grid and will probably never get
          > connected? We simply don’t produce enough electricity in this country
          > for everybody because we don’t have enough resources. The rich and those
          > who service them will have access to it, not everyone. If we don’t find
          > a cleaner alternative to thermal power soon, the situation of paucity
          > is not going to change in the near future.
          >
          > Water is a natural resource and meant to fulfill the basic needs of
          > all human beings. The government or any private company doesn’t have any
          > right to sell it. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that
          > that all human beings get as much water as they need for drinking,
          > irrigation, bathing etc. But water should not be wasted in swimming
          > pools, water parks or golf fields. In fact, there should be a ban on the
          > private installation of water pumps, except for the purpose of
          > irrigation. If this follows through, there will be no need to place a
          > limit on water usage. When farmers adopt organic farming, the need for
          > water for irrigation will also reduce.
          >
          > Since we want to build a humane society which will not have any place
          > for violence, we dream of creating a weapons-free world, at the level
          > of individuals as well as nations. Hence, the Socialist Party has
          > decided that its members should not discriminate among human beings, be
          > against all forms of corruption but also believe in the concept of
          > security without weapons. Brave people like Arvind Kejriwal don’t feel
          > the need for weapons for their security.
          >
          > Also, AAP’s foundation is based on the concept of nationalism. We
          > believe that the concept of nationhood is as divisive as that of caste
          > and religion. The security of nations is ensured by their relations with
          > neighbours based on trust and not by nuclear weapons.
          >
          > It is because of the above mentioned differences in some basic
          > ideologies and also because of the corporate style functioning of the
          > party, where people are being associated with not on the basis of human
          > relationships but because of their utility value, that a person like me
          > doesn’t feel comfortable being a part of AAP. However, since the party
          > is out to change the decadent political culture in this country, it has
          > our full support and we hope it will rid the politics of this country of
          > corruption and criminalisation.
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >


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          Firoz Ahmad
          B-8, Neelkanth - 1
          Burari Main Road
          Sant Nagar
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        • Mohammad Imran
          Dear Mr. Jha: The need of the hour in India is to look at the needs of poor Indians in a changing agro-industrial society. In the government circles the desire
          Message 4 of 5 , Jan 14, 2014
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            Dear Mr. Jha: The need of the hour in India is to look at the needs of poor Indians in a changing agro-industrial society. In the government circles the desire to improve the GDP has relegated needs of all poor indians which are ignored. AAP's efforts to help the poor in Delhi brought it to the forefront in Delhi's political spectrum. If they can do similar work with other poor in other states in India they will also be recognized there. It is time we leave ideologies behind and work to define needs of the poor and try to improve their living conditions. This also means looking at the FDI retail where much is made of the income generated by the suppliers and transport workers and employees of Wal Mart and Tesco and others as benefit to the poor and unemployed. Close look at their practices indicates they squeeze profit margins of the suppliers and use automation to move their goods. The idea that FDI retail will increase employment of the million in India needs close analytical scrutiny based on practices of these large companies in other developing countries.

            Imran


            On Jan 7, 2014, at 10:51 AM, Satish Jha wrote:

             

            Sandeep Pandey is taking an idealists view. Anyone who starts with equality as the central point of political discourse is not going to go far in getting people to come together and we see why the socialist movement did not take deep roots.

            Similarly, corruption is a great point to bring people together, far from that in taking a society forward. 

            To take a society forward one needs to understand what are the drivers of social progress. Unfortunately, the lenses we wear decide the paths we see. Its a much longer discourse. But hopefully Sandeep will realize the challenges he is likely to face.

            Sent from my iPad
            Satish Jha
            Pinewood Partners LLC

            On Jan 2, 2014, at 8:02 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

             

            Commentary

            Why I’m not a part of the Aam Aadmi Party

            The central issue for our society is inequality, not just corruption, feels Sandeep Pandey
            Sandeep PandeyDecember 31, 2013

            Neighbour’s pride Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party's stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

            Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party’s stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

            Lately, some friends have been suggesting that I join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) while others want to know whether they should do so themselves. A few others think I am close to AAP and want me to recommend their names as candidates from their respective constituencies for the next general election, as experts from different fields are offering their services for the benefit of schemes for the poor to be implemented by AAP in Delhi. One policewoman called me to beseech that Arvind Kejriwal should accept security as she thought that politicians cannot be trusted, having had the experience of watching them from close quarters.
            Firstly, I’d like to state that when Justice Rajinder Sachar revived the Socialist Party in 2011, he asked me to join them. This is the party of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaiprakash Narayan, Acharya Narendra Dev, Achyut Patwardhan and others that had merged with the Janata Party in 1977. I am also part of the People’s Political Front (PPF) which was formed by Kuldeep Nayar before the previous general elections. I have been devoting my energy to build both the Socialist Party as well as the PPF, which brings together about a dozen small parties. We have to remember that the political culture that we wish to cleanse includes the tendency to defect from one party to another when one sees greener pastures. That is why a law against defection had to be enacted. Of course, the option of an alliance when there is agreement in ideology and working style is open.
            But the main reason why I am not a part of AAP is because their focus is on corruption, whereas I think that the central issue for our society as well as globally, is inequality. So long as we are not able to build a society where every human being respects another human being to the same extent that he/she expects from others, we will not have a humane society. This will not be achieved by merely getting rid of corruption or establishing swarajya.
            Let us assume that in Arvind Kejriwal’s rule, corruption is totally banished. There is not a single paisa of bribe given or taken. Let us also assume that people directly participate in every decision made, through gram sabhas or mohalla sabhas, i.e. swarajya is established. Will we then be satisfied?
            What about caste based discrimination? Will the rich be willing to sit beside the poor? Will every woman feel safe and will it mean the end of patriarchy? Will there be an end to violence? Will half the children, who are victims of malnutrition and therefore school dropouts, start receiving full nutritious meals as well as be able to attend schools of the quality that children of the rich go to? Will the poor be able to receive treatment of the same quality that the rich can afford in private hospitals?
            AAP has promised to halve the electricity bill, but what about those who are yet to be connected to the grid and will probably never get connected? We simply don’t produce enough electricity in this country for everybody because we don’t have enough resources. The rich and those who service them will have access to it, not everyone. If we don’t find a cleaner alternative to thermal power soon, the situation of paucity is not going to change in the near future.
            Water is a natural resource and meant to fulfill the basic needs of all human beings. The government or any private company doesn’t have any right to sell it. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that that all human beings get as much water as they need for drinking, irrigation, bathing etc. But water should not be wasted in swimming pools, water parks or golf fields. In fact, there should be a ban on the private installation of water pumps, except for the purpose of irrigation. If this follows through, there will be no need to place a limit on water usage. When farmers adopt organic farming, the need for water for irrigation will also reduce.
            Since we want to build a humane society which will not have any place for violence, we dream of creating a weapons-free world, at the level of individuals as well as nations. Hence, the Socialist Party has decided that its members should not discriminate among human beings, be against all forms of corruption but also believe in the concept of security without weapons. Brave people like Arvind Kejriwal don’t feel the need for weapons for their security.
            Also, AAP’s foundation is based on the concept of nationalism. We believe that the concept of nationhood is as divisive as that of caste and religion. The security of nations is ensured by their relations with neighbours based on trust and not by nuclear weapons.
            It is because of the above mentioned differences in some basic ideologies and also because of the corporate style functioning of the party, where people are being associated with not on the basis of human relationships but because of their utility value, that a person like me doesn’t feel comfortable being a part of AAP. However, since the party is out to change the decadent political culture in this country, it has our full support and we hope it will rid the politics of this country of corruption and criminalisation.




          • Daniel Mazgaonkar
            I absolutely agree with Imran. This is exactly what the Land Gift movement of Vinobaji and what Mahatma Gandhi wanted to do by having Gram raj established in
            Message 5 of 5 , Jan 21, 2014
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              I absolutely agree with Imran. This is exactly what the Land Gift movement of Vinobaji and what Mahatma Gandhi wanted to do by having Gram raj established in each village. In fact, the village should become a self-reliant, independent and resourceful unit. That was what the Sarvodaya movement tried all these past 50 and more years.

              Daniel.


              On 15 January 2014 11:50, Mohammad Imran <dalibagh@...> wrote:
               

              Dear Mr. Jha: The need of the hour in India is to look at the needs of poor Indians in a changing agro-industrial society. In the government circles the desire to improve the GDP has relegated needs of all poor indians which are ignored. AAP's efforts to help the poor in Delhi brought it to the forefront in Delhi's political spectrum. If they can do similar work with other poor in other states in India they will also be recognized there. It is time we leave ideologies behind and work to define needs of the poor and try to improve their living conditions. This also means looking at the FDI retail where much is made of the income generated by the suppliers and transport workers and employees of Wal Mart and Tesco and others as benefit to the poor and unemployed. Close look at their practices indicates they squeeze profit margins of the suppliers and use automation to move their goods. The idea that FDI retail will increase employment of the million in India needs close analytical scrutiny based on practices of these large companies in other developing countries.


              Imran



              On Jan 7, 2014, at 10:51 AM, Satish Jha wrote:

               

              Sandeep Pandey is taking an idealists view. Anyone who starts with equality as the central point of political discourse is not going to go far in getting people to come together and we see why the socialist movement did not take deep roots.

              Similarly, corruption is a great point to bring people together, far from that in taking a society forward. 

              To take a society forward one needs to understand what are the drivers of social progress. Unfortunately, the lenses we wear decide the paths we see. Its a much longer discourse. But hopefully Sandeep will realize the challenges he is likely to face.

              Sent from my iPad
              Satish Jha
              Pinewood Partners LLC

              On Jan 2, 2014, at 8:02 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

               

              Commentary

              Why I’m not a part of the Aam Aadmi Party

              The central issue for our society is inequality, not just corruption, feels Sandeep Pandey
              Sandeep PandeyDecember 31, 2013

              Neighbour’s pride Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party's stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

              Aam Aadmi Party supporters in Allahabad celebrate the party’s stunning show in the Delhi Assembly election

              Lately, some friends have been suggesting that I join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) while others want to know whether they should do so themselves. A few others think I am close to AAP and want me to recommend their names as candidates from their respective constituencies for the next general election, as experts from different fields are offering their services for the benefit of schemes for the poor to be implemented by AAP in Delhi. One policewoman called me to beseech that Arvind Kejriwal should accept security as she thought that politicians cannot be trusted, having had the experience of watching them from close quarters.
              Firstly, I’d like to state that when Justice Rajinder Sachar revived the Socialist Party in 2011, he asked me to join them. This is the party of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaiprakash Narayan, Acharya Narendra Dev, Achyut Patwardhan and others that had merged with the Janata Party in 1977. I am also part of the People’s Political Front (PPF) which was formed by Kuldeep Nayar before the previous general elections. I have been devoting my energy to build both the Socialist Party as well as the PPF, which brings together about a dozen small parties. We have to remember that the political culture that we wish to cleanse includes the tendency to defect from one party to another when one sees greener pastures. That is why a law against defection had to be enacted. Of course, the option of an alliance when there is agreement in ideology and working style is open.
              But the main reason why I am not a part of AAP is because their focus is on corruption, whereas I think that the central issue for our society as well as globally, is inequality. So long as we are not able to build a society where every human being respects another human being to the same extent that he/she expects from others, we will not have a humane society. This will not be achieved by merely getting rid of corruption or establishing swarajya.
              Let us assume that in Arvind Kejriwal’s rule, corruption is totally banished. There is not a single paisa of bribe given or taken. Let us also assume that people directly participate in every decision made, through gram sabhas or mohalla sabhas, i.e. swarajya is established. Will we then be satisfied?
              What about caste based discrimination? Will the rich be willing to sit beside the poor? Will every woman feel safe and will it mean the end of patriarchy? Will there be an end to violence? Will half the children, who are victims of malnutrition and therefore school dropouts, start receiving full nutritious meals as well as be able to attend schools of the quality that children of the rich go to? Will the poor be able to receive treatment of the same quality that the rich can afford in private hospitals?
              AAP has promised to halve the electricity bill, but what about those who are yet to be connected to the grid and will probably never get connected? We simply don’t produce enough electricity in this country for everybody because we don’t have enough resources. The rich and those who service them will have access to it, not everyone. If we don’t find a cleaner alternative to thermal power soon, the situation of paucity is not going to change in the near future.
              Water is a natural resource and meant to fulfill the basic needs of all human beings. The government or any private company doesn’t have any right to sell it. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that that all human beings get as much water as they need for drinking, irrigation, bathing etc. But water should not be wasted in swimming pools, water parks or golf fields. In fact, there should be a ban on the private installation of water pumps, except for the purpose of irrigation. If this follows through, there will be no need to place a limit on water usage. When farmers adopt organic farming, the need for water for irrigation will also reduce.
              Since we want to build a humane society which will not have any place for violence, we dream of creating a weapons-free world, at the level of individuals as well as nations. Hence, the Socialist Party has decided that its members should not discriminate among human beings, be against all forms of corruption but also believe in the concept of security without weapons. Brave people like Arvind Kejriwal don’t feel the need for weapons for their security.
              Also, AAP’s foundation is based on the concept of nationalism. We believe that the concept of nationhood is as divisive as that of caste and religion. The security of nations is ensured by their relations with neighbours based on trust and not by nuclear weapons.
              It is because of the above mentioned differences in some basic ideologies and also because of the corporate style functioning of the party, where people are being associated with not on the basis of human relationships but because of their utility value, that a person like me doesn’t feel comfortable being a part of AAP. However, since the party is out to change the decadent political culture in this country, it has our full support and we hope it will rid the politics of this country of corruption and criminalisation.







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              व्यक्तिगत मन की गति जहाँ कुंठित होती है वह वैकुंठ
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              र्म - जाति - पंथ - भाषा - पक्ष - प्रांत
              विषमता का अंत याने सर्वोदय.



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