Didn’t want govt to fall; Arvind freed up for Lok Sabha: Prashant Bhushan

On the impact of the 49-day stint of the AAP government, Bhushan said the public perception was and remains in his party’s favour.

Written by Ritu Sarin | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2014 9:42 am
Prashant Bhushan said he was convinced that the Congress and the BJP had declared an 'all-out war' against the AAP government. (PTI) Prashant Bhushan said he was convinced that the Congress and the BJP had declared an ‘all-out war’ against the AAP government. (PTI)

Supreme Court lawyer and AAP idealogue Prashant Bhushan said while he had not wanted the Delhi government to fall, the development has freed Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.

“I hope he will contest a Lok Sabha seat. But, as yet, there has been no discussion as to which constituency he would contest from,” he told The Indian Express shortly after the high-pitched resignation drama on Friday evening.

Elaborating on the immediate provocation for the Delhi chief minister’s resignation, Bhushan said it was very clear to the AAP that both the Congress and the BJP would not let it clear even minor initiatives, let alone the Jan lokpal Bill.

“What is happening in Parliament would have happened in the Delhi Assembly. The same script would have been repeated even if the Jan Lokpal draft was modified. They would have stalled everything we did. They do not want the people of Delhi to get direct democracy. What was the point in continuing in such a situation?” he said.

Speaking in the same vein as Kejriwal, Bhushan said he was convinced that the Congress and the BJP had declared an “all-out war” since the time the AAP government had registered an FIR against Mukesh Ambani and other “powerful people”.

“Mukesh Ambani told all of them that we cannot allow this government to continue and that is why there was a hardening of stand…,” the lawyer said.

Significantly, Bhushan argued that though governance in the capital would be in limbo, the FIR had been registered and could not be annulled. “I suspect they will replace the officers we posted in the Anti-Corruption Branch with more pliable people. But they can neither disband it nor make the FIR disappear. That case and investigation will have to proceed,” he said.

On the impact of the 49-day stint of the AAP government, Bhushan said the public perception was and remains in his party’s favour.

“It is their (the Congress and the BJP) faces that have been tarnished in black. They are the ones looking bad, not us. How could we continue when the most important plank, the Jan lokpal Bill was being blocked and there were ugly scenes in the Assembly? I did not want the government to go but all of us wanted the Jan Lokpal to become law,” he said.

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    ajit
    Feb 15, 2014 at 6:48 am
    WHO IS WENDY DONIGER ?See the rothschild controlled Indian media and the sold outjournalists are still praising the immoral Jewess Wendy Doniger , who knowsNOTHING about Hindusim or Indian culture .She does NOT know Sanskrit, yet she writes a HISTORY OFHINDUSIM . I have learnt Sanskrit in school, it takesseveral years .Her father, Jew Lester L Doniger was a Rothschild agent inthe publishing business . Rothschildwas owner of British East India Company who enslaved India .Harvard University gave her a PHD in1968, for writing VULGARlies about Lord Shiva -- you can read her thesis / dissertation on Asceticismand uality in the Mythology of Siva" .Oxford University went one step further and gave her a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies in 973, with a VULGAR LYING thesis / dissertation on‘The Origins of Heresy in Hindu Mythology’ .So they qualified this immoral Jewess to be in the editorialboard of History of Religions since 1979 .To show the world how truthful and objective she is she wascatapulted to the International Editorial Board of the Encyclopædia Britannica .This lying Jewess gave a speech at the Chicago HumanitiesFestival, "The Lingam Made Flesh: Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art" .She knows NOTHING about Lord Shiva .Wendy Doniger's book, The Hindus: An Alternative History waspublished in 2009 by Viking/Penguin .ROTHSCHILD CONTROLLED MEDIA AND LITERARY HOUSES CATAPULTEDTHIS LYING BOOK AS THE NO 1 BEST SELLER IN NON-FICTION ( SHE IS TELLING THETRUTH, RIGHT ? ) IN OCT 2009 .I would advise this EVIL woman to read my post BELOW on LordShiva -Punch into Google search -LORD SHIVA, SHIVA LINGAM, DANCE OF SHIVA VADAKAYIL .This immoral Jewess has been denigrating Hindusim for quitea while .VULGAR AND LYING books published under the name of WendyDoniger :The Post-Vedic History of the Soma Plant .Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva .The Ganges .The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology .Tales of and Violence: Folklore, Sacrifice, and Dangerin the Jaiminiya Brahmana .Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greeceand India .The Hindus: An Alternative History .Hindu Myths .The Rig Veda: An Anthology, 108 Hymns .The Laws of Manu .Vatsyayana Kamasutra .The Concept of Duty in South Asia .The clash between relative and absolute duty: the dharma ofdemons .Karma and Rebirth in Clical Indian Traditions .Elephanta: The Cave of Siva .Religion and Change .Animals in Four Worlds: Sculptures from India .Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu andJaina Texts .Off with Her Head! The Denial of Women's Ideny in Myth,Religion, and Culture .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.Capt ajit vadakayil..
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      ajit
      Feb 15, 2014 at 6:48 am
      WHO IS WENDY DONIGER ?See the rothschild controlled Indian media and the sold outjournalists are still praising the immoral Jewess Wendy Doniger , who knowsNOTHING about Hindusim or Indian culture .She does NOT know Sanskrit, yet she writes a HISTORY OFHINDUSIM . I have learnt Sanskrit in school, it takesseveral years .Her father, Jew Lester L Doniger was a Rothschild agent inthe publishing business . Rothschildwas owner of British East India Company who enslaved India .Harvard University gave her a PHD in1968, for writing VULGARlies about Lord Shiva -- you can read her thesis / dissertation on Asceticismand uality in the Mythology of Siva" .Oxford University went one step further and gave her a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies in 973, with a VULGAR LYING thesis / dissertation on‘The Origins of Heresy in Hindu Mythology’ .So they qualified this immoral Jewess to be in the editorialboard of History of Religions since 1979 .To show the world how truthful and objective she is she wascatapulted to the International Editorial Board of the Encyclopædia Britannica .This lying Jewess gave a speech at the Chicago HumanitiesFestival, "The Lingam Made Flesh: Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art" .She knows NOTHING about Lord Shiva .Wendy Doniger's book, The Hindus: An Alternative History waspublished in 2009 by Viking/Penguin .ROTHSCHILD CONTROLLED MEDIA AND LITERARY HOUSES CATAPULTEDTHIS LYING BOOK AS THE NO 1 BEST SELLER IN NON-FICTION ( SHE IS TELLING THETRUTH, RIGHT ? ) IN OCT 2009 .I would advise this EVIL woman to read my post BELOW on LordShiva -Punch into Google search -LORD SHIVA, SHIVA LINGAM, DANCE OF SHIVA VADAKAYIL .This immoral Jewess has been denigrating Hindusim for quitea while .VULGAR AND LYING books published under the name of WendyDoniger :The Post-Vedic History of the Soma Plant .Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva .The Ganges .The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology .Tales of and Violence: Folklore, Sacrifice, and Dangerin the Jaiminiya Brahmana .Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greeceand India .The Hindus: An Alternative History .Hindu Myths .The Rig Veda: An Anthology, 108 Hymns .The Laws of Manu .Vatsyayana Kamasutra .The Concept of Duty in South Asia .The clash between relative and absolute duty: the dharma ofdemons .Karma and Rebirth in Clical Indian Traditions .Elephanta: The Cave of Siva .Religion and Change .Animals in Four Worlds: Sculptures from India .Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu andJaina Texts .Off with Her Head! The Denial of Women's Ideny in Myth,Religion, and Culture .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.Capt ajit vadakayil..
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        Priya
        Feb 15, 2014 at 4:32 am
        people power and dharnas can only fight against this goondacracy in the parliament and embly. the 2 parties are quivering uncomfortably by the growing pority of ak. he does not have to buy crowds with sponsored funds. undoubtedly the greatest leader of our times...
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          Priya
          Feb 15, 2014 at 4:32 am
          people power and dharnas can only fight against this goondacracy in the parliament and embly. the 2 parties are quivering uncomfortably by the growing pority of ak. he does not have to buy crowds with sponsored funds. undoubtedly the greatest leader of our times...
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            Mera Mera
            Feb 14, 2014 at 11:31 pm
            It is sad to see that Delhi govt falls...However AK made a right decision to step down for a noble cause...I am happy in another sense that AK can now focus on LS elections...W India needs him and he being busy only in Delhi is not the full usage of his charisma..He should travel in the country and expose the corruption of BJP and Congress...He should travel and find genuine and honest leaders across the India and should give a strong fight to all corrupt leaders...AAP will prevail..Jai Hind..
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              Mera Mera
              Feb 14, 2014 at 11:31 pm
              It is sad to see that Delhi govt falls...However AK made a right decision to step down for a noble cause...I am happy in another sense that AK can now focus on LS elections...W India needs him and he being busy only in Delhi is not the full usage of his charisma..He should travel in the country and expose the corruption of BJP and Congress...He should travel and find genuine and honest leaders across the India and should give a strong fight to all corrupt leaders...AAP will prevail..Jai Hind..
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                kavita tanuja
                Feb 15, 2014 at 11:46 am
                AAp spend 28 cror in delhi election, all collected from 'Aam Admi' from across the world. all they got in return is as Anarchy.
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                  kavita tanuja
                  Feb 15, 2014 at 9:49 am
                  He has miserably failed to deliver in 49 days. He has not fulfilled even one of the promises from his list of 18.Arvind Kejriwal had no alternative except this.
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                    Sanket Kohli
                    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:05 am
                    Abe behenon..kya khel samajh rakkha hai..?? Jab ji aaya CM bane, jab PM banne ka bhoot sawaar hua resign kardiye !! public ko ch**** samajh rakkha hai ??
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                      nd chandruka
                      Feb 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm
                      Thank God Delhi has been saved. Had he continued , he would have started calling all 130 crore peoplke of India minus his own people "corrupt". In Ramayana there is a poem " one sees others in the same way as he himself is". Subramanyam Swamy has started a research on Kejrival's relations with foreign relations.That will expose his hipocracy.
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                        Subramanian Venkatraman
                        Feb 15, 2014 at 5:36 am
                        1. Arvind Kejriwal might be willing to ”let go of my post a 1000 times" (Don't blame me for his terrible English!), but'aam aadmi' of Delhi is not prepared to elect him again even for a second time. 2. "BJP and Congress are planning together." - He is a fool if he thinks they will continue to fight separately so that his minority government can rule forever? Or as he often justifies his ic actions "Is there any law against it?".3. Anybody can file an FIR against anyone else.It does not cost a rupee. (Inflation!) Neither it is some heroic act. He is boasting about this as though he had climbed the Everest in winter! But God save him if he had filed a false FIR for cheap publicity.4. Any third rate politician who fills the time before the leader comes, will have better points to tell. Arvind is talking like the beggar who claimed he had a talk with the King and when asked for details, replied: "When he was walking by I asked him for alms and the King shouted at me to get off from his way." He went after Ambani because by ociation, people just might, remember him at the time of voting. He can also repeat his boast hundreds of times before the coming election to get votes on false pretenses. 5. Only a few days ago he was telling the Lt.Governor was a good man at heart! If you agree with him, you are 'a man with good heart!' if you don't, you are Viceroy! Childish!6. He should know the Consution only judges the validityof an FIR or any legislation to be ped. Fortunately for him it does NOT judge the validity of his 'sacrifice' or 'sincere efforts'. So he should not blame Consution for the rejection of his pranks.7. Arvind seems to be really heart broken in becoming an 'ek mahine ka sultan' and to have lost his mind. What is the connection between the disorderly conduct in the embly or giving bangles to ministers and 'respecting women'?8. Outright lie: It was not a reduction of power tariff. It was a handout from a government treasury, which Arvind neverexpected to cover by presenting any budget in the short or long run, never.9. All commit mistakes. But the wise accept responsibility, if at all they made a mistake. The fools blame others for alltheir mistakes and don't even know how to properly apologize! The self-proclaimed infallible Arvind Kejriwal has no doubt that he has not made any mistakes at all. If by chance there has been any mistake, it was because AAP consists of only human beings. If as human beings AAP can make mistakes why doesn't he allow the same laude to opposition for their mistakes? Are not they also human and if not, what is the opposition - animals? Poor chap he is so confused he will not be able to recognize himself looking at a mirror!10. Who asked you guys to become Ministers if you were so fond of sleeping? And what about the sleepless nights you had given to all Delhi Policemen and general public?
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                          Subramanian Venkatraman
                          Feb 15, 2014 at 5:36 am
                          1. Arvind Kejriwal might be willing to ”let go of my post a 1000 times" (Don't blame me for his terrible English!), but'aam aadmi' of Delhi is not prepared to elect him again even for a second time. 2. "BJP and Congress are planning together." - He is a fool if he thinks they will continue to fight separately so that his minority government can rule forever? Or as he often justifies his ic actions "Is there any law against it?".3. Anybody can file an FIR against anyone else.It does not cost a rupee. (Inflation!) Neither it is some heroic act. He is boasting about this as though he had climbed the Everest in winter! But God save him if he had filed a false FIR for cheap publicity.4. Any third rate politician who fills the time before the leader comes, will have better points to tell. Arvind is talking like the beggar who claimed he had a talk with the King and when asked for details, replied: "When he was walking by I asked him for alms and the King shouted at me to get off from his way." He went after Ambani because by ociation, people just might, remember him at the time of voting. He can also repeat his boast hundreds of times before the coming election to get votes on false pretenses. 5. Only a few days ago he was telling the Lt.Governor was a good man at heart! If you agree with him, you are 'a man with good heart!' if you don't, you are Viceroy! Childish!6. He should know the Consution only judges the validityof an FIR or any legislation to be ped. Fortunately for him it does NOT judge the validity of his 'sacrifice' or 'sincere efforts'. So he should not blame Consution for the rejection of his pranks.7. Arvind seems to be really heart broken in becoming an 'ek mahine ka sultan' and to have lost his mind. What is the connection between the disorderly conduct in the embly or giving bangles to ministers and 'respecting women'?8. Outright lie: It was not a reduction of power tariff. It was a handout from a government treasury, which Arvind neverexpected to cover by presenting any budget in the short or long run, never.9. All commit mistakes. But the wise accept responsibility, if at all they made a mistake. The fools blame others for alltheir mistakes and don't even know how to properly apologize! The self-proclaimed infallible Arvind Kejriwal has no doubt that he has not made any mistakes at all. If by chance there has been any mistake, it was because AAP consists of only human beings. If as human beings AAP can make mistakes why doesn't he allow the same laude to opposition for their mistakes? Are not they also human and if not, what is the opposition - animals? Poor chap he is so confused he will not be able to recognize himself looking at a mirror!10. Who asked you guys to become Ministers if you were so fond of sleeping? And what about the sleepless nights you had given to all Delhi Policemen and general public?
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                            Rajaram V.V.
                            Feb 15, 2014 at 7:47 am
                            The congress at the time of giving unconditional support to AAP to form the government had told that it will support all the moves of the government and the support is not conditional, then why did they oppose the introduction of Jan Lokpal in the embly? It clearly shows, congress cannot be depended upon. They did the same to Gowda and Gujaral who were PM for some time.
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                              Rajaram V.V.
                              Feb 15, 2014 at 7:47 am
                              The congress at the time of giving unconditional support to AAP to form the government had told that it will support all the moves of the government and the support is not conditional, then why did they oppose the introduction of Jan Lokpal in the embly? It clearly shows, congress cannot be depended upon. They did the same to Gowda and Gujaral who were PM for some time.
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                                Ram Perma
                                Feb 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm
                                People do not want this drama master and subsidy master at National level.
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                                  Srinivas Shirur
                                  Feb 15, 2014 at 8:36 am
                                  AAP used Delhi as napkin to clean their nose and throw it. Now , they set their eyes on Lok Shabha.
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                                    Srinivas Shirur
                                    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:09 am
                                    AK did not table the bill because he knew that he will be the first person to be arrested under the bill because1. He had taken bribes from 26000 AAP workers to waive off their electricity charges.2. He has taken bribes from residents of posh colonies like GK and Vasant Vihar to supply free water as a result of which all the profit of DJB evaporated. As a result, DJB had to supply tanker water to poor people at market rate, which is 2 to 3 times more than before.3. He took bribes from Mukesh Ambani to allow him to go Scot free as a result of this resignation.4. He took bribes from various apartment owners with flats, each worth Rs 2 crs or more and promised them to provide all internal services at tax payers cost. This will cost govt Rs 5000 crs which could be mobilized by cutting on welfare schemes for the poor.5. He took bribes from Anil Ambani to discontinue CAG audit once he resigns.He is a modern day Robin Hood who loots the poor and give the booty to rich.
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                                      ravindra salodkar
                                      Feb 15, 2014 at 5:06 am
                                      AAP was unable to run govt. it was loosing pority day by day. Hence it resigned making it appear that they went down fighting corrupts and corporates. This was pre-planned drama.
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                                        ravindra salodkar
                                        Feb 15, 2014 at 5:06 am
                                        AAP was unable to run govt. it was loosing pority day by day. Hence it resigned making it appear that they went down fighting corrupts and corporates. This was pre-planned drama.
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                                          bangalorean
                                          Feb 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm
                                          if aap party wins for Loksabha then the governemnt will run only for 4-8 days only.
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                                            Counselor Shripad
                                            Feb 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm
                                            "Arvind freed up for Lok Sabha".....now he will go to India's every street and hold DHARANA......
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