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Is Arvind Kejriwal capable of presenting a viable political alternative?

Is Arvind Kejriwal capable of presenting a viable political alternative? Talk to one of the country's top political journalists to find out.
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  • In India voters vote on caste and money basis.What hope do likes of Kejriwal have Asked by: chinmay
  • Bhupendra Chaubey He has trust and a degree of transparency which hasnt been seen before
  • If your party president is following corrupt practices , what sort of party ethics is this and how would others in the party be clean? BJP president is involved in allegations now, Sonia gandhi Son in law acquires all what he wants.may be this is normal to political parties but not IAC. Asked by: Prakash Rajan
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Thats why I say, its a good thing that at least someone is raising these issues. Corruption is rampant in our political system, no doubt about that. But we have to be wary of not painting everyone with the same brush
  • Kejriwal is a big zero outside Delhi and no one knows him .Why media giving him so much attention Asked by: chinmay
  • Bhupendra Chaubey He has appealed to a largely untapped middle class anger, hence he should be congratulated. Lets see how far he manages to take his own campaign
  • I am amongst 50% of Indians who donot vote. I promise to vote for AK's candidate. He has raised the bar. Asked by: Amit
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Arvind will be delighted with this. M sure there are others out there too who may do the same
  • What does does Arvind and his associates need to do in order to create politicial space-to come to power in elections? They don't have those quantum of funds which BJP and Congress have, don't have that mafia power and not many industrialists and other bigwigs on their side? Asked by: Gaurav
  • Bhupendra Chaubey They will have to think in terms of building a political base, a political organisation.
  • VIABLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE STEMS FROM A STRONG IDEOLOGY, WHICH IS COMPLETELY ABSENT. AT BEST, HE CAN BE PARTY CONFINED TO NORTHOF VINDHYAS. HE SHOULD HAVE HAD ARRANGEMENT WITH SOME PARTIES SO AS TO GET A PLATFORM Asked by: S ESHWAR
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Maybe he will tie up with some regional parties.Difficult for Arvind and co to continue operating the same way
  • Do you think if somehow IAC and Anna Hazare manage to bring in huge crowds as they did last year and even go further, will they be able to perform well in the coming Lok Sabha elections? Asked by: Gaurav
  • Bhupendra Chaubey getting "restive" crowds is very different from getting votes gaurav. Whether we like it or not, people vote on very different considerations in our country. Largely, my impression is people vote for the sake of getting something for themselves in return. It could be hope or reality, but that desire to gain something from ones vote is just too strong
  • At this stage we can look at the track record and compare say Kejriwal with Khurshid. What is the contribution of Salman Khurshid to Indian society??? Kejriwal is far more educated and has brought RTI . Asked by: Amitabh
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Well, Mr Khursheed as a minister may have also contributed in social welfare. It could be debated by what degree. I dont agree with the tendency of painting all politicians with same brush
  • Why is kejriwal silent on Ms Damania's letter addresssing the compensation to adivasi's to get her own land back? Isnt it hypocritical to fight for farmers rights and suggest otherwise for adivasis? Asked by: Pratik
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Correct , thats why Ms Damaniya is now finding the going tough for herself
  • If 'viable political alternative' is by means of bringing politicians who donot serve vested interest, then storm AK is viable and a breath of fresh air. Asked by: Amitabh
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Its difficult to expose those who are at the top. Anyone who makes an attempt, is welcome
  • Is arvind's focus to bring politican down or give an acutal alternative with agenda and innovative ideas? Looks like he doesnt have path forward? Asked by: Pat
  • Bhupendra Chaubey He is a right thinking individual. No doubt about that. His tactics may be debatable, not his intentions. Hopefully, this chaos will lead to something furitful