Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Aam Aadmi Party and New Delhi

The Chief Minister of New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), went on a protest against Ministry of Human Affairs (MHA) with a demand to handover the responsibility of the police to the State Government of New Delhi.  

Long ago, I was one of the few Indians who opposed ‘Jan Lokpal Bill’ as proposed by Arvind Kejriwal et al.    I opposed his version of the bill, not because I support corruption in the country, but because I found his bill autocratic, running counter to the core fabric of a modern democracy, wherein the judiciary, police force and administration were all rolled into one entity.   Such convergence of powers into one single body is anathema to modem nations, which ensure that the administrator, the police officer and the judge remain separate entities.