In last few months Arvind kejriwal has realized that how difficult it is to sustain the politics of perception to be seen as different from others. First his former comrades Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and Shanti Bhushan made allegations against him of deviating from the core principles of the movement which led to the formation of AAP the political party which in very short span of period rose to the power and form its government with huge majority, months later his several legislatures were found trapped in allegations with criminal nature.
Arvind Kejriwal is the first political leader who knows the art to exploit media for his advantage and he did the same when he sacked his minster in live press conference before media and took high moral ground on the issue of corruption and also draws a bigger line for other politicians on this issue and it was very much anticipated that his reaction on the CBI raid on his own officer will be wild and aggressive to reach out to his political constituency immediately even before any crisis on his perception and image reaches to his door.
Just like the demolition drive case the raid of CBI on Kejriwal officer also have two aspects. One is technical and other is its political implications.
On technical issue only governments and officers can explain the situation better but the political implications for this development can be described and anticipated.
There are two different streams in Delhi who have their perceptions and ideas about Arvind Kejriwal . One, Elite group and section which always find hard to adjust with any drastic change in power equation believe that his ideas and working style is not very much sophisticated and creates trouble and they are at all out war with him to portray him as hypocrite who applies the same tactics and schemes to govern as others had been following but he keep criticizing others to make his point before his political constituency and followers and they find it very irritating.
Other stream comprise of those followers who not only support him but adore him and look to him as hope because in their opinion he has not only been able to bring down the level of corruption in Delhi in almost every government departments but is fast changing the narrative of corruption and bribery in Delhi and this follower group of Arvind Kejriwal hardly get affected with those controversies which are making headlines with every alternate days or weeks.
Arvind Kejriwal has been able to evolve the language of communication with common and ordinary person and he will be able to describe before his staunch followers his jibe of “ Hitlar” for Narendra Modi .
Arvind Kejriwal has become a political reality in country and his brand of politics has to stay here for long.