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Welcome to the Aam Aadmi Party Circus & Their Udte Clowns

Written by Niladri Bose

As circuses started winding up from across the country a few years ago, due to constant activism against animal cruelty and lack of safety precautions, it seems that their clowns have found an alternative career opportunity – Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party.

Incidentally, riding on a huge anti-incumbency against the Congress in the capital and BJP at the MCD, Aam Aadmi Party under the leadership of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal won a massive mandate. 67 out of 70 seats. Meaning, many of the clowns became MLAs too. Claps!

But, Delhi is nothing more than a municipal corporation. It requires only 7 cabinet ministers for the governance of the entire area. So what do you do with the rest of the 60 clowns? They’d joined the party with certain aspirations to further their expertise. If you cannot keep them happy, at least a few influential ones, they may revolt. Jump up and down, throw stuff at you and make a lot of noise, just like they were used to doing in their previous employment.

So, here comes Kejriwal Sir to the rescue. He identifies 21 of them high-risk clowns and makes them parliamentary secretaries. Everyone’s happy now. They can use office cars. They can have office space. They can act like ministers. Kejri And make more raita. Unfortunately for Kejriwal, who’s known to possess no knowledge of our constitution, this was an illegal step. You cannot give people who’re already MLAs, another position of profit (i.e. any or all of salary, cars, houses, office space, allowance etc.) as parliamentary secretaries. And such a step amounts to disqualification of the MLAs altogether. Oh no! What do we do now?

Never fear when Kejri’s here. He passes a bill to create an exception for these 21 clowns, which will enable them to hold offices as both an MLA and a parliamentary secretary. Everything in the la-la land is back to being hunky dory again. Phew!

ArvindBut this too turned out to be short-lived, for such a bill would require President’s nod before it can become a law. And yesterday, the President rejected the bill, making it null & void. Which means that his 21 MLAs still stand to be disqualified by the Election Commission and there’s not much else Kejriwal can do at the moment, except for proving that his parliamentary secretaries did not draw any salary, neither used office cars nor office spaces etc. Failing which, they will definitely be disqualified.

alkaSo now, all hell has broken loose. Kejriwal Sir has gone berserk & psychopathic as usual. He is lashing out on PM Modi for everything that is happening. Poor chap doesn’t even know that for MP/MLA disqualification, President is required to consult ONLY with the Election Commission & not the PM or his government at the centre. But who cares? Like a sore loser, he is busy churning out ridiculous tweets from his famous raita machine. And his clown army is busy doing what they do best – clowning. As for you & I, time to sit back, have a bucket of spicy cheese popcorn and enjoy the show.



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