Thursday 26 December 2013

Ten action points for AAP ka aur mera Arvind Kejriwal

Suggestion # 1. Every minister must put up his daily appointment calendar for the public to view. the same must be insisted of the senior bureaucrats at the level of Secretary and above to the Delhi government.

Suggestion # 2: The annual IT returns for the last 2 years (and from now on for every year) of every MLA of AAP and therefore every minister must be available on the AAP website for the public to view. I see from the candidate affidavits that many of them have family members in business. It is important to know what business they are in, not to mention the naems of the firms and associates and if they, directly or indirectly, do any business with the Delhi government.

Suggestion # 3: AAP must take a cue out of the US and get a DATA ACT passed, this will make every rupee of government spending visible to the public. Here's a link to everything you may wish to know about the DATA Act.

Suggestion # 4: The mohalla sabhas must have an offline and an online component. I have been to a mohalla sabha organised by Arvind and they really are powerful platforms. But an online platform is a must too.

Suggestion # 5: Every MLA must have a microsite which must be available as a forum for reaching out to his / her constituents. It will also be a forum for the voters to stay in touch with whats happening and to offer their inputs to their MLA.

Suggestion # 6: Arvind and the rest of the leadership should immediately project themselves as being rulers of all of Delhi. Arvind should issue a statement that he is CM of everyone, including those that voted for the BJP or the Congress.

Suggestion # 7: It is easier being an activist than being in government. I can see that the transition is understandably difficult for AAP too. as a first step, the party should identify leaders who are authorised to speak on subjects in which they have expertise. Others should keep their mouths shut.

Suggestion # 8: AAP has made 18 promises in their manifesto. One MLA must be assigned one promise to carry forward and take full responsibility for. From the day the government is formed, there should be a weekly briefing on the progress.

Suggestion # 9: It is time to stop being touchy about things like the offer of security. An assault by a lunatic on an elected official is an attack on the state and if visible security can be a deterrent, it must be recognised for what it is. Security is not a status symbol in such a situation.

Suggestion # 10: I am yet to see how the Rs 20 crore that was raised was spent. It is time to get the accounts from each candidate and publish it online and make it available for the world to peruse.

1 comment:

  1. Robinhood of Delhi ?

    All of last evening , experts were debating on TV channels ,

    " Is Kejriwal robbing Peter ( rich ) to pay Paul ( poor ) ? "

    They were discussing the losses that Delhi treasury will suffer ( approx Rs 25-35 Crores per month ) due to ,

    > 20 KL 0f free water

    > 50 % subsidy on power ( up to 400 units / month )

    But AAP leaders are saying ,

    " If Peter is rich and Paul is poor , then there is nothing wrong with robbing Peter to pay Paul "

    What they are leaving unsaid is ,

    " It is better to be a Robinhood than to be a Robbing Hoodlum !

    Robbing Hoodlums of Congress governments have been robbing the poor for the past 66 years and making the rich richer, and poor poorer !

    Dear Experts ,

    Will you please explain ,

    > Who got Rs 50,00000 Crores worth of Scam money in last 15 years ?

    > Who have deposited Rs 300,000 Crores worth of black money in Swiss banks ?

    > Which Industrialists / Businessmen have failed to return to the Nationalized Banks , Rs 200,000 Crores of loans - without any efforts at recovering the same ?

    > Which private money-lenders are making 20,000 farmers commit suicide every year , for failing to repay their small loans ?

    > Who are all travelling Air India on subsidized air-fares , which has bled the Government of Rs 100,000 Crores in past 15 years ?

    > To which businessmen have State and Central governments gave away - almost free - Rs 500,000 Crores worth of farming land to set up SEZ ?

    > How many sick ( ICU ? ) Public Sector Units have the poor people of India kept " alive " , by subsidizing them to the tune of Rs 100,000 ,000 Crores over the past 60 years ?

    Who got this money ?

    And if you dispute our figures , will you tell us the correct figures ? "

    But since these " self-appointed economic experts " have no honest answers to these questions , they are telling AAP government ,

    " You are not supposed to fulfill your poll promises by increasing the EXISTING levels of subsidy on water and power

    If you have only a few hours to survive , within that period , why don't you ,

    > Lay 150 Km of water pipe lines ?

    > Install 20 lakh new water meters / replace 10 lakh defective ones ?

    > Ditto for Electric meters

    > Get CAG to finish its audit of 3 Discoms ?

    > Get DERC to announce new tariff , revised downwards by 50 % ?

    > Float tenders , finalize and appoint 6 Discoms ( to replace existing 3 ) ?

    > Study 200 files of CWG Scam tenders and file cases against corrupt government officers / contractors / politicians , who minted money ?

    Why can't you do these things by tomorrow evening ?

    Don't you know , extending existing subsidy % , is bad economics , even if it is good politics ?

    In any case , by precedence of past 60 years , bad economics has been solely our prerogative

    How dare you copy us , then claim originality ? "

    AAP may choose not to answer

    But by May / June 2014 , 760 million voters will

    And depressed / tortured / raped / murdered / looted people around the World , will applaud an alternative to violent Arab Spring !

    Mahatma will rise from the Rajghat !

    * hemen parekh ( 02 Jan 2014 / Mumbai )


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