Arvind Kejriwal is going to become the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi by this weekend. He is planning to usher in the new year by gifting a Government to the harried people of Delhi. His Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won 28 seats (8 seats short of majority) in the recently held Delhi Assembly election. Harsh Vardhan’s BJP has emerged as a single largest party by winning 32 seats (only four seats short of majority). But as the luck would have it, the cunning Congress has extended support to Aam Aadmi Party with the help of 8 seats it could win.
However, in a scenario resembling Duckworth-Lewis in a cricketing tie, the verdict has gone in favour of the second largest Aam Aadmi Party which has thrown itself headlong into the preparations for the swearing-in ceremony at the historic Ramlila Maidan where the movement against corruption a couple of years ago, captured the imagination of India and culminated into the formation of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party after a public fall-out with the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.
Be that as it may, the fact remains that the BJP did all it could do to win Delhi. Its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi campaigned extensively in Delhi. The party had a formidable candidate with a squeaky clean image in Harsh Vardhan. The same party put up spectacular performances in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh held around the same time as Delhi. A saffron wave was palpable in the air. The NaMo fever has been on a rise witnessed never before. But when it came to winning Delhi, somewhere, the BJP fell short of something killer thus allowing a situation wherein both the AAP and the Congress could muster enough numbers to stitch together a coalition to form the Government.
As a result, the person who should have been the Chief Minister of Delhi will be warming the benches of the Opposition. This is indeed a travesty of justice. Those who were voted out of power will be an integral part of power. And those whom people wanted to hold the reign of power will be seen in the Opposition. It cannot get more tragic than this. Apart from being a seasoned politician, Harsh Vardhan is a practicing ENT specialist. And all ENT specialists invariably come across a condition in their patients known as Acoustic Neuroma. To explain the meaning of Acoustic Neuroma also known as Vestibular Schwannoma, it is sufficient to say that Acoustic Neuroma is a type of benign intracranial (inside the brain) tumour. If the person suffering from Acoustic Neuroma leaves her condition untreated, she can go deaf by losing her hearing capacity and get vertigo (dizziness) accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Loss of hearing and vertigo are two major symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma.
If we carefully examine the current political situation of Delhi, its political system has undoubtedly got Acoustic Neuroma due to which it has lost its hearing capacity. It could not hear the loud and clear cries of voters who want to keep the Congress out of power at any cost. And since the AAP and the Congress are taking this political system for a jolly ride ignoring Acoustic Neuroma, soon it will develop vertigo (dizziness) accompanied by nausea and vomiting too leaving corridors of power filthy and full of stench. Who better than Dr Harsh Vardhan can cure the political system of Delhi?
Likewise, being in the Opposition, he is aware of the fact how to get rid of bad governance, first he will try and remove this crippling condition surgically by highlighting all the unkept pre-poll promises and wrong doings of AAP-Congress in the governance. This strategy will allow the people of Delhi an opportunity to realise the mistake they have made by voting for AAP. They were voting for the Congress and not the AAP as now it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that both the AAP and the Congress are the two sides of the same coin. That said, in case this traditional approach of surgery fails to get rid of Acoustic Neuroma, the second best strategy is to give radiation to the tumour from outside which will halt its growth and save patients from its crippling effects. In this case, the rise of Narendra Modi can act as beams of a powerful radiation therapy to shrink Acoustic Neuroma inside the political system of Delhi, thus allowing Dr Harsh Vardhan to assume his rightful place as the Chief Minister as soon as possible.
If Harsh Vardhan continues to keep surgically removing this benign tumour, soon the rise of saffron all around Delhi will be imminent allowing the ‘Lotus’ to bloom to successfully establish Ram Rajya by consigning AAP to the dustbin of history. Right now, what disease ridden political system of Delhi needs is a prescription from its Leader of Opposition, Dr Harsh Vadhan and knowing his proactive nature, one can be sure that he has already kept the prescription ready.