Yesterday's fiasco over Sonia, Rahul and Manmohan Singh's arrest for leading the 'Save Democracy' march is etched in our minds. As never before have we seen a senior Congress leader (sic Renuka Chowdhury) mounting a gate and clinging to it shouting protest against the arrest.
But wasn't that cliche to another party that we know of? The Aam Aadmi Party entered the field of politics with drama and is continuing to set standards in that field (remember Arvind Kejriwal's night out outside the Rail Bhavan).
The drama permeates across parties-old or new. But what strikes us the most is the hullabaloo surrounding it.
AAP, Congress play the characters, BJP plays the audience
After the Congress protests yesterday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was seen Tweeting:
BJP n Congress both r dharna parties. They do dharnas almost everyday. Today, BJP on dharna against itself. Only AAP delivers governance— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 6, 2016
Probably Arvind Kejriwal forgot his own Dharna days. But Delhiites remember sir; the 4 metro stations that were shut down becuase of his ill-famed Rail Bhavan Dharna. The roads were clogged and commuters had a harrowing time reaching home, office or hospitals. That's governance for you!
The Rail Bhavan protest diaries
Congress protests yesterday were similar in cause and reason like that of the Congress's protest yesterday. The arrest of Delhi transport minister Saurabh Bhardwaj and the assault of AAP legislator from Model Town Akhileshpati Tripathi.
The drama started when the Delhi Police did not suspend four police officers who allegedly did not perform their duties. AAP's ministers Somnath Bharti had raided a drug and sex racket run by Kenyans and anothe minister Rakhi Birla demanded the arrest of the in-laws of a woman who burnt her alive.
This was followed by a dharna when their demands were not met. AAP blocked the Raj Path ahead of the Republic Day celebrations. Creating a national drama, he said that the nation cannot celebrate freedom when rapes are commonplace in the capital city. Kejrwial went ehead and said that all thegovernment office work will be done from outside the Rail Bhawan (Nayak style).
And the list goes on!
The road to 'Save democracy' to 'Sonia Bachao'
The path was not easy. Mostly considered as a hideout for the Congress ministers named in the AugustWestland case, the 'save democracy' protests were more of an attention deviation.
An old political tactic, which triggered the party sentiments. Suddenly, Sonia became more important for the party than the dying farmers whom Rahul Gandhi claimed to be the 'sons of the soil' and ill-treated by the present government.
Back to square one
Old habits are hard to die, they say and Arvind Kejriwal proves it. Just a day after his claiming that the Congress and the BJP are dharna parties, Kejriwal is back to his old habits. This time, he is lambasting both the parties for their alleged involvement in the AgustaWestland scam.
However, that is not all. There has been a huge gap between their last protest and the present one. No wonder, the 'expressions' have been piling up. The JNU protests were dragged, the 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' fiasco.
Just four hours into the day, more is in store. So, Netizens, brace yourself for more spoof!