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  • SC says it will revisit its definition of 'Hindutva' in the light of growing hate speeches
  • Indigo reduces the flying ban on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra to three months after an inquiry committee finds that it was a Level 1 offense not meriting a 6-month ban
  • Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral says Delhi Police did not act on his phone call asking them to help 16 people trapped in riot-hit areas
  • AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, booked for murder and arson, says he is being framed
  • New HC bench allows the Delhi Police plea that the situation is no conducive to the filing of FIRs and also allows the Centre to become a party to the case
  • Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court, who was part of the bench that pulled up the Delhi Police for not filing FIRs against BJP leaders for hate speeches, transferred to Punjab HC
  • Two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) of Crime Branch in Delhi Police have been formed under DCP Joy Tirkey and DCP Rajesh Deo. The teams will immediately take over the investigations of the cases related to northeast Delhi violence. Both the teams will be under the supervision of BK Singh, additional commissioner of police (Crime Branch)
  • Sporadic violence was reported from riot-hit areas in the capital as the intensity of the madness seems to have abated. The death toll has risen to 37
  • Special DG (Training) in CRPF, S N Shrivastava, appointed special commissioner (law & order) in Delhi Police in order to quell the violence. He is also expected to take over as chief of Delhi police once Amulya Patnaik's term ends on February 29
  • Curfew and shoot at sight orders reportedly in force in some areas, but Delhi Police HQ does not issue a notice for the same
  • The Central government has pressed paramilitary forces to control the riots in Delhi
  • Mobs in Delhi target journalists, check them for religious identity and snatch equipment
  • 13 people deal until now in one of the worst spells of violence in Delhi
  • Violence in Delhi shows no signs of abating with fresh areas in the north-eastern part of the capital coming under its grip
  • Delhi High Court says DGCA was wrong in approving the flying ban on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra by airlines other than Indigo for his alleged misbehavior with TV anchor Arnab Goswami aboard an Indigo flight
Delhi Police file a case for murder and arson against Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain. Hussain is believed to have played a role in the murder of IB staffer Ankit Sharma whose body was found in Jafrabad
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With Kejriwal It's Not WYSIWYG But MIHTWIV

By Sunil Garodia
First publised on 2017-04-08 12:17:59

About the Author

Sunil Garodia Editor-in-Chief of indiacommentary.com. Current Affairs analyst and political commentator. Writes for a number of publications.
The Shunglu Committee report has exposed Arvind Kejriwal for what he is – a megalomaniac and a fraud of the highest degree. The only good thing one can say about him is that he must be one of the fastest learners in India. In a space of just 6 years, Kejriwal has learnt all the tricks of the trade that the very politicians he despised in his Anna Hazare-India Against Corruption days use to further their personal and political ambitions. The Shunglu report shows that in Delhi, Kejriwal’s word is law. He functions as a dictator, overruling officers, imposing his own will, flouting norms, not blinking while conducting financial irregularities, appointing unqualified relatives of ministers to important government posts, making the government of Delhi pay for his personal expenses and worse.

To those who have followed his meteoric rise this is not surprising. Since the very beginning of his political career, Kejriwal has behaved in a manner that indicates that he considers himself to be the Supreme Lord and all others to be fools, destined to serve him without demur. People talk of Modi bhakts, but a bigger body of swooning Kejriwal bhakts exists. They have been so mesmerized by his fake image of a fighter against corruption that they fail to see that it is just a façade. He is more corrupt than most other major politicians. All his decisions are opaque while he cries hoarse over transparency in public life. With Kejriwal, it is not WYSIWYG. It is MIHTWIV – or more is hidden than what is visible.

Kejriwal and his AAP are functioning like a big kitty party set up. Kejriwal behaves like the richest of the group and all others look up to him for favours. He dishes them out as if Delhi is his personal fiefdom. If it was not for the constitutional check of the Lieutenant Governor, the situation would have been worse. The way he asked officers of the Delhi government to clear the bills of lawyer Ram Jethmalani for defending him in a personal case speaks volumes for the kind of man he is. He can stoop to any level to achieve his burning personal ambition. The problem is that the Kejriwal bhakts cannot see through the cleverly constructed shield that he has put up between his public and private persona. Behind that supposedly intelligent demeanor lurks a wicked man and it will not be long before the public finds that out.