May 25 event: Is Kejriwal trying to outshine Modi's '365' with his '100'?
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday tweeted saying his cabinet will be present at Central Park in Connaught Place in the capital on May 25 to discuss 100 days of his government's functioning. The CM invited all to be part of the programme. [L-G crisis: Are Kejriwal's opponents trying to make him resign again?]
This is clearly a ploy by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leadership to steal some light on the eve of Narendra Modi government's first anniversary in office. The Modi government came to power on May 26 last year following a massive victory in the Lok Sabha election in April-May and the entire country is now busy assessing the BJP majority government's first year in office.
Anti-Modi activism has always been Kejriwal's political ploy
Kejriwal, a leader who has made anti-Modi activism his main political ploy to remain in the headlines (remember him contesting against Modi from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha election after quitting as Delhi chief minister last year besides speaking on Gujarat-related issues), has expectedly decided to challenge this fact also.
For Modi government's work over 365 days, Kejriwal is ready to display his government's achievements over 100 days.
See u at central park in CP on 25th, mon to discuss 100 days of our govt. Entire delhi cabinet will be present. Do come— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 23, 2015
Political competition is not wrong but Kejriwal's forced contest looks shallow
There is nothing wrong in the fact that Kejriwal is willing to exhibit his government's work during its first 100 days for politics is a competitive discipline. But what makes Kejriwal's initiative look shallow is his intention to get compared to Modi's one-year journey. Arithmetically, Kejriwal government's 100 days are completed on May 24, which is a Sunday.
Kejriwal has always tried to challenge Modi in whatever capacity he could
Why run after PM Modi and not focus on your own work
But the AAP leader has called an event to relish the moment on the 101st day. This is very much unlike the practice nowadays when people showcase their achievements prior to the formal dates of completing tenure. Kejriwal has chosen the 101st day just to get as closer to Modi's anniversary as possible so that he can also claim a share in the media's publicity.
Is 'AK-49' Kejriwal desperate to show to the world that he too has survived three-figure days?
He is perhaps still disturbed by the AK-49 jibe that Modi used to make at him once. Kejriwal is now desperate to show to the world that if Modi can survive 365 days, he too has reached the three-figure mark.
This man has been targetting the media's 'evil motives' against him. But has he really got over the habit of riding the media's back to facilitate his own interests? The latest tweet suggests he has not.