Swami Vivekananda said, “ Man makes money, money does not make a man”. This prophesy was put into action by Arvind Kejriwal, when he created Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and decided to contest Delhi assembly election. All experts and all opponents laughed and ridiculed the proposition. Without money and muscle power, has anyone ever won an election, critics asked. They got their answer when on 8th Dec 2013 election results were declared, AAP had decimated ruling congress party and almost became the single largest party.
Public life in India is riddled with corruption. Almost nothing can be achieved without paying bribe, be it your birth certificate or your death certificate. Our law makers who are supposed to frame laws for a corruption free India, themselves were mired in corruption. However, the proverbial s—t really hit the fan in last five years when one after another massive scams hit us. Apathy of ruling formation in dealing with the situation and their effort to shield fellow politicians, led to street protests. Formation of AAP had its beginning in this movement.
Swami Vivekananda said, give me twenty dedicated men, I shall change the face of country. Arvind Kejriwal did just that with dedicated and committed colleagues like Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, and countless others. The idea of AAP caught peoples imagination in such a way, that volunteers joined the movement pro-bono, quitting their jobs, their source of income. All for the cause of creating a corruption free India. Their only desire is to serve mother India. Only weapon of AAP is honesty and integriy, two words that are no longer for lip service and for text books only..
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