- Apr 11, 2007
You call it exploitation i call it astute management and if that is callous then so be it. UP has 10 CM aspirants. Had the BJP declared a CM before the elections the cadres of the remaining nine would have sunk them. No chance of getting that 2017 sweep. Funny thing about Yogi is he was due to go on a trip to Singapore shortly after the elections but he found his papers blocked by the PMO. They wanted him at the swearing in. This was when he learnt he would be CM. Looks like they kept their cards pretty close. This is a tightly run shipNot declaring CM candidate is a method of exploitation. Exploiting the hopefuls to the most. That's what happened in UP.
Even the dalit leaders got trapped.
1MB = 1000kBBJP lost badly in Delhi, not because people hate kiran or loved harsh vardhan. it's because people saw great positive changes in Delhi govt offices during kejriwal's previous short stint.
Why doesn't any of this make it to the news. Impression i have of Delhi is that its an even bigger mess. Is the media giving AAP the Modi treatment ?I myself was astonished to see how a clerk in SDM's office was too helpful to me in an RTI matter.
The way kejriwal has managed electricity/water/public transport/education/health services, it's unprecedent in my experience.
I got to find out about water & electricity in Delhi when some AAP supporters came calling and this success story came out. Turns out there was skimming of revenue from the water & electricity department and once these leaks were fixed prices could be reduced and service improved. I'd need to see more corroboration on this as it isn't usual to see both those words in the same sentence. But the point made to me was the same story is going on in karnataka where the the state is the only provider of electricity. The AAP plank here was to push for more players to enter the electricity market. Make things more competitive. The votes they got is low considering i know quite a few people who support AAP