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The celebrity race to AAP is on! In the days ahead, one can expect to see several more celeb candidates signing up to join a party that is more a free run 2 flimsy idea than a genuine movement at this critical point. The fact that it is attracting all kinds (from singer Remo Fernandes to danseuse Mallika Sarabhai; from those who have expressed support like Medha Patkar to those who actually hopped on the party bandwagon like Captain Gopinath) makes AAP a cultural rather than a political phenomenon. Arvind Kejriwal fledgling party has stated in unequivocal terms, we have arrived!

Which is all pretty terrific, but there is a slightly troubling issue to deal with before we start singing hosannas. When pop stars and corporate honchos, social activists and TV anchors announce their decision to join an untested political party, one needs to understand what motivates these people? And what exactly will they bring to the table? How will Kejriwal utilize their skills and talents? How harmoniously will this motley lot work together? What are their collective objectives? How will they achieve them? Will Kejriwal personally assign duties and roles to such high profile individuals? What about clashing egos and contradictory goals? The folks who signed up last week are mainly urban professionals, generally bracketed under the snarky Like Us category. They are as far removed from the aam admi as one can get. There is likely to be a major culture shock both ways, when the two sets finally interact. How will the chi chi crowd make real or meaningful contact with the old school admirers of AAP. I don mean to dampen the abundant enthusiasm of the newly minted AAP wallahs. But let be a little realistic. No matter which constituency is shrewdly earmarked for the celebs, most of these high achievers will find it difficult to connect with voters (language problem, personality problem). Moving from swish international board rooms into filthy bastis is not going to be a cakewalk, even if the intentions are high minded and noble. With zero experience of dealing with the heat and dust of desi elections, and even less of negotiating shark infested waters of the Capital, one wonders whether all the current hoopla will actually translate into seats for AAP. Unfortunately, it is all about the math. That is how elections are fought across the world. Every kursi counts. Since financial resources and time are both severely limited for AAP, established parties are sure to take full advantage of the newbie.

Even so, let hand it to AAP. Welcome winds of change are blowing across the country. The old cynicism is giving way to a vigorous optimism as Arvind new band of avid supporters take the plunge. Let not be dismissive and shrug away their enthusiasm. Why call it opportunism when it could, in fact, be idealism? Why ask where all these celebrities were when AAP was struggling to find its feet? Why question their timing (post AAP victory in Delhi)? We will find out soon enough how these fresh AAP recruits survive outside their comfort zones. Delhi babalog live like royalty, are treated like royalty, and believe they are royalty. They have hardly had any contact with the aam admi, and are none the worse for this shocking disconnect. But the AAP represents exactly the opposite political ecosystem. It is this attribute that has fuelled its success so far. The AAP stood out because it shunned all that we loathed and despised about the trappings of power and wealth. How will that segue into the profile of its celeb members? On the other hand, as the celebs themselves argue, if Like Us refuse to get our hands dirty and continue to stay out of the political process, will change ever happen? All too true.

As new names sign up and state their agendas across television channe free run 2 ls, there is a growing hope that the articulate and impassioned among them will stay the course and not throw in the towel when the going gets rough as it inevitably will. How will the pearls and Birkins coexist with monkey caps and muff free run 2 lers now that the era of Italian loafers is finally over? Unless, of course, the peculiar muffler topi combo becomes the hottest fashion statement of the year! If Arvind Kejriwal can indeed make the Two Indias meet and shake hands that will be an unparalleled achievement in itself. And the hell with how many seats AAP eventually bags.

I agree with the observation that AAP is a cultural phenomenon. But that does not belittle its political role. Any meaningful change in a society, not to speak of revolution, is always preceded by an upheaval in the collective consciousness of the intelligentsia consisting chiefly of the members of middle class. They then spread the idea to bring the collective conscious ness of the nation to a newer level. In short, it is the task of middle class to prepare the psyche of the nation so that it ripens enough to usher in a big change. French revolution and even Bolshevik revolution bear testimony to this sequence.

If one really wants to theorize, in order to understand AAP phenomenon, thinking in terms of a crowd or soldiers will not help. One has to look upon AAP as real united front of the people. It represents various interest groups and majority of the surviving optimists. But as Shobha De points out, beginning is already made.

Seen in the above perspective, many apparently confusing things will fall into place. Majority of the members of have their roots in and they did not forget their roots. By dint of sheer hard work and academic brilliance, they have gate crashed the exclusive club. It is they who have sent donations to AAP from overseas, out of their scholarships or hard earned salaries. Other celebrities joining AAP do well to remember this. meeting will then become a reality, even though it may take some more time.

I am posting this comment for the 3rd time, it is neither abusive nor irrelevant to the topic. Hope you’ll find opportunity now to allow it.

When you go for a marriage ,then you are either fro bride or bride groom. Before any LS Polls , a citizen wants to get connected with some political party. AAP is a new party come up recently. The expelled leaders , over ambitious people want to join some political party prior to the elections. The chair / throne never remains vacant. This political group is basically pertains to social worker group with a broom. They are professional dramatists. They don’t have any ideology. They change their decisions frequently. Can they govern this biggest democratic nation ?. AAP has ditched the real common men. One is Modi and the other is Kejriwal. The former wants only 6 months to put the country on high growth with bullet trains, Railway Institute to train drivers and stop female infanticide among so many other boasts. Kejriwal on the other hand wants a revolution everywhere. He wants the people to decide on how the money is spent, to decide on projects and their implementation. His immense faith on the wisdom of the people is touching. When a small group of people in a housing society find it difficult many times to take decisions, here Kejriwal says “power to the people”. Does he really thing it will work. Are the Indian people the type who embrace each other and like each other immensely so that they can get united and take decisions how the money on development is spent or projects are implemented. Yesterday one had occasion to watch him in a interview on a news channel. The man looked frighteningly sly, boastful to the extent that he thinks he can be the prime minister because he has wiped off the Congress. His boast was an insult to about 16 to 17% of hardcore Congress supporters in all parts of the country! In other words, in Kejriwal’s scheme of things those supporters of Congress means nothing, when the fact is Congress is still the most supported party on all India basis. It would be interesting to see how the motley celebrity crowd which is queuing before the party will find it once inside when the fact of the matter is decision are made by a few AAP members who all have similar egos.

Since I don’t find the comment I posted earlier,I am again posting it. Hope I’LL BE ALLOWED TO EXPRESS MY OPINION

I agree with the observation that AAP is a cultural phenomenon. But that does not belittle its political role. Any meaningful change in a society, not to speak of revolution, is always preceded by an upheaval in the collective consciousness of the intelligentsia consisting chiefly of the members of middle class. They then spread the idea to bring the collective conscious ness of the nation to a newer level. In short, it is the task of middle class to prepare the psyche of the nation so that it ripens enough to usher in a big change. French revolution and even Bolshevik revolution bear testimony to this sequence.

If one really wants to theorize, in order to understand AAP phenomenon, thinking in terms of a crowd or soldiers will not help. One has to look upon AAP as real united front of the people. It represents various interest groups and majority of the surviving optimists. But as Shobha De points out, beginning is already made.

Seen in the above perspective, many apparently confusing things will fall into place. Majority of the members of have their roots in and they did not forget their roots. By dint of sheer hard work and academic brilliance, they have gate crashed the exclusive club. It is they who have sent donations to AAP from overseas, out of their scholarships or hard earned salaries. Other celebrities joining AAP do well to remember this. meeting will then become a reality, even though it may take some more time

The idea of Lokpal agitation India Against Corruption is to bring social awareness and the time AK decided to form AAP for his political aspiration was the death of a great idea of a social reform. It’s slipped into communist ideology. Now the failure of AAP will create greater damage than whatever the little good it has done. When we moot an idea especially in a public domain we’ve to think about the repercussion it can cause to social fabric and here where AK proves to be a magnificent failure. Simplicity in personal life is a virtue and its imposition on society is autocracy, would AK ever realize it?

I agree with the observation that AAP is a cultural phenomenon. But that does not belittle its political role. Any meaningful change in a society, not to speak of revolution, is always preceded by an upheaval in the collective consciousness of the intelligentsia consisting chiefly of the members of middle class. They then spread the idea to bring the collective consciousness of the nation to a newer level. In short, it is the task of middle class to prepare the psyche of the nation so that it ripens enough to usher in a big change. French revolution and even Bolshevik revolution bear testimony to this sequence.

If one really wants to theorize, in order to u free run 2 nderstand AAP phenomenon, thinking in terms of a crowd or soldiers will not help. One has to look upon AAP as a real united front of the people. It represents various interest groups and majority of the surviving optimists. But as Shobha De points out, beginning is already made.

Seen in the above perspective, many apparently confusing things will fall into place. Majority of the members of have their roots in and they did not forget their roots. By dint of sheer hard work and academic brilliance, they have gate crashed the exclusive club. It is they who have sent donations to AAP from overseas, out of their scholarships or hard earned salaries. Other celebrities joining AAP will do well to remember this. meeting will then become a reality, even though it may take some more time.

Elites who join AAP believe themselves aam aadmi or aam aurat and in their heart, definitely they believe themselves to be aam aadmi. During the Delhi election campaign, you should have seen Meera Sanyal jostling with common people on the streets while supporting AAP candidates in Greater Kailash and New Delhi constituencies. This is the vision of AAP., no caste, creed, color, religion, rich or poor; if you consider yourself aam aadmi or aam aurat and bring in a clean and uncorrupt govt in India, you are welcome to join AAP and usher in a new era! And that is the difference AAP is bringing to the fore in the country. There may be exceptions or set backs on the way; we will ultimately succeed!

Fair enough, But why these celebrities waited on wings for AAP to succeed to come publicly??. Doubt will always persist in the minds of AAM Admi like me who straightaway jumped in to bandwagon irrespective of their chances in election, b’cos I saw their “Intention” is good. AAP’s success will largely depend how this intention will be converted into action plus what, if any, ill intentions and political tug of war between premier(Khas Aadmi among AAM Admi) members will result in. We are AAM Admi and will remain AAM ADMI and we have no other option but to support AAP. Let us wait and see what is stored for India’s AAM Admi

Ms. Shobha De is right. There is a mismatch problem. There is a report that AAP will field a Cobbler against Mr. Paswan. Another side we have corporate biggies jumping into AAP. Where all this will end. Rather complex and confusing. AAP need to be clear about the path forward. Just Delhi with about 35+ MLAs is easy to manage. But, pan india, in a short time ? Rather Frightening !!!!!

There are these positive vibes welcome them with open hand. I feel reasonably sure that all those who wish to join do not expect ministerial berth or something like that. Basically, they are trying to send a message that subscribe to AAP party’s thinking. At next election time, when more likely than not AAP wins more seats or even to a possible extent power everybody who cares/counts can be accommodated. However, if they are joining for some motive like this in mind, they should refrain. AAP basically too small yet and all these ambitious people cannot be accommodated. But then I believe most of people who are presently coming forward to join are mainly showing their support to Kenjrival and AAP. But this sort of support on a big scale will surely help AAP to win elections in other states, too. So, good luck to new joiners; good luck to AAP and Arvibndji !

The reality is that the shares of the current political parties on the Raisina Hill Street are beyond the reach of anybody. The price of their shares is so high that even the so called celebrities from the media, industry or Page 3 cannot afford to become shareholders in the companies of INC Pvt Ltd or BJP pvt Ltd. Motivated by the attraction of huge returns in the form of becoming board members, bonuses, status, huge bungalows, kickbacks etc the elite crowd is now trying to fulfill their long dream of becoming shareholders in a newly formed company called AAP Pvt Ltd. This new baby on the Raisina Hill Street has just been awarded a small contract by the people of Delhi. But the company is not satisfied and has big dreams to execute projects all over the country despite their limited human, financial or intellectual resources. However the company CEO is over confident that their honest commitment and track record of few months in Delhi would be helpful to attract the people all over India . The celebrities are joining the bandwagon not for executing the projects through their commitment and hard work but to become the CEOs for the new projects. Despite lacking the fire in their belly to work 24×7 in the interest of the people, they feel that it a good time to join AAP Pvt Ltd through their fake CVs.