How Bollywood Best Describes Arvind Kejriwal’s One-year Journey

Read all about Arvind Kejriwal’s one year’s journey, through a pair of Bollywood lenses. 

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Guess who’s back? Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

14 February is not just Valentine’s Day. It’s also a historic day in Arvind Kejriwal’s calendar. Historic, because it’s the day the Kejriwal-led government completes a year in office. Yes, 365 days as compared to its previous 49-day stint. But this comes at a time when the national capital has nothing to do but breathe in pollution and garbage stench.

A lot happened during the past year, and the best way to describe this aam aadami’s journey is through movies. But sir, we hope the film critic inside you will not be too judgemental about this post – because we don’t greet a nation’s President in chappals.

The Beginning...

How Bollywood Best Describes Arvind Kejriwal’s One-year Journey

Don’t underestimate the power of a common man!

Arvind Kejriwal turned out to be ‘The Real Hero’ after silencing his critics by winning 65 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. The Nayak donned the middle-class muffler, chappals and appeased the aam aadmi by offering free water and power. The rise of the common man turned around India’s political scenario, with resonance in as far as Bihar and Punjab.

Three’s Company

How Bollywood Best Describes Arvind Kejriwal’s One-year Journey

When the cat is away, the mice will play.

So while the cat (Arvind Kejriwal) was chilling in Bangalore, the mice (Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav) played dirty. But not for long. They turned out to be the AAP Fukreys.

Trouble just began for Kejriwal. His dreams to successfully run the party turned into a nightmare as his trusted aid Somnath Bharti was accused of domestic violence.

Fight Club

How Bollywood Best Describes Arvind Kejriwal’s One-year Journey

The ongoing war of words between Kejriwal and LG Najeeb Jung might never end, but it will surely keep us entertained.

Aaja Meri Gaadhi Mein Baith Jaa...

How Bollywood Best Describes Arvind Kejriwal’s One-year Journey

The odd-even formula not only tried to reduce Delhi’s pollution, but also benefitted a lot of people. It provided a few hours of employment to Delhiites, increased the sales of roses, and the ‘pandus’ had a good time. The plan itself did wonders to Kejriwal as he saved fuel money and shared car rides with Transport Minister Gopal Rai and Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

With so much positivity around the scheme, Kejriwal has plans to initiate the odd-even formula again in April this year.

AAP Ka Pariwaar

How Bollywood Best Describes Arvind Kejriwal’s One-year Journey

Forget about keeping the city clean and the air pure. The Kejriwal-led party ensured they would ‘saaf’ karo the government treasury by approving a 400 percent pay hike for MLAs and Ministers.

Welcome Back 2!

How Bollywood Best Describes Arvind Kejriwal’s One-year Journey

Bang Bang, raat bhar dharna kar,

Tu mere saath chal, Dilli pe chala phir jaadu mera...

Bang Bang (Ooo...), Bang Bang (Ooo...)

Illustrations by: Lijumol Joseph)

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