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Please bring me some trash; I want to Clean

Clean India Campaign was started by Prime Minister Of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, on 2nd October, birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Since then several people have taken part in this cleanliness drive, specially our very own Politicians.

Clean India Campaign
Clean India Campaign

Clean India‘ or ‘Swachh Bharat‘ campaign has done what none other have done so far. It has brought down our very own high class politicians to the streets with broom in their hands.

But, wait for it….. Where is the camera guy? Oh, there. Okay. Click Click. Pictures done.

Where is my dear Neta Ji now? Back to his luxury car, running towards his 5 acre mansion’s newly renovated bathroom, to take a shower. You must be quite dirty, right? πŸ˜›

Clean India Campaign
Clean India Campaign

Everything is a photo op opportunity for Politicians, in these media savvy times, but height is when you create a problem, just so that you can show your problem solving skills in front of media.

This is what Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay did yesterday. He with the ex AAP party member Shazia Ilmi, went for Clean India Mission, with a broom in hands, to clean the road outside of India Islamic Culture Center (IICC), in Delhi. But you need some trash first to clean, right?

Clean India Campaign
Clean India Campaign or Photo Shoot

So at that particular spot, which was already shiny clean, few IICC workers dumped trash, so that a perfect Photo Shoot set can be ready. Wow!!

Atleast they cleaned it afterward. 😐

Clean India Campaign
Clean India Campaign

Satish Upadhyay is not the only one; many celebrities and common people are endorsing this Clean India Mission, which is something I am very proud of. But, there are two underlying points to it.

Clean India Campaign
Clean India Campaign

One – you don’t need a camera, when you are cleaning. I never post my pic of cleaning my home, because I look ridiculous doing it. Broom and me we just don’t look good together, anymore. Seriously, if you want to clean, even if you want to clean streets, and you want to motivate others, why not just post before and after pictures of the spot; not yours. What I am seeing right now is, bunch of you guys smiling with a broom, when trash is lying everywhere around you.

Two – if it’s real trash, how can it put smile to your face? I have to close my eyes, ears, nose, everything, when I go near a dumpster. How can you smile? I bet that was not real trash. It didn’t even look like trash. It more or less looked like some fallen leaves of autumn season, in which my kids (and me too), love to jump and play. πŸ˜‰

Clean India Campaign
Clean India Campaign

You don’t have to pick a broom; this is job of sweepers, let them do it. What your job is, not to create trash. I am not saying that if it’s dirty, don’t clean it; or call a worker/sweeper to clean it. If you can do it, then do it. But,are you going to do it daily? No, right? Why not endorse something which you can do daily and actually help in cleaning India.

Clean India Campaign
This is Clean India

So try to clean the area where you are, that means your home and office, not street with media by your side. In the closed premises of your home, where no cameraman is; pick a broom and clean.

Clean India Campaign

Most importantly, do not create litter. Next time, when you are tempt to throw a wrapper out of your car; lookout for a dustbin, not street. Want to spit? Use dustbin. Want to pee? No, not on the wall. Never on public property. Use a bathroom. Please.

Just try to clean your habits, Indian streets will clean on their own.

Thank You.

 

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Delhi Election 2013: Best thing that has happened to congress so far.

Delhi Election 2013
Delhi Election 2013 – Sonia Gandhi

Elections for five states are over, results are out, and what a performance…..

BJP: Pass,

AAP: Distinction;

Congress: Fail (actually, if there can be anything worse than failure, then that).

Celebrations, sorrows, amusement, anger, disappointment, excitement; so many emotions are there on social networking sites. If we leave Mizoram results behind then it’s a really poor performance by the congress party. Lost 3 ruling states Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, with a big margin to opposition and couldn’t even shake the throne of Shivraaj Singh Chauhan from Madhya Pradesh. Most intriguing were Delhi’s results, with AAP ( a completely new party/ideology) emerging second largest after BJP.

Delhi Election 2013
Delhi Election 2013 – Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas

I am not really comfortable calling AAP a party, it’s more of an ideology. Ideology of Anna, which was hijacked and then carried forward by Arvind Kejriwal. People have voted not for AAP the party but for the ideology that AAP stands for, for the values that AAP has shown, and for the honesty that people were craving for in the political system. It’s a whole new world. Who could have thought that a party which is actually just a year old will rattle heavyweights Congress and BJP with their marvelous victory of 28 seats. I bet, even Kejriwal hadn’t thought of winning by this much. But, this is not an easy road, It’s easier to talk about good and honest governance but it’s a totally different ballgame to actually provide one. With rumors of re-elections, it is not clear whether AAP or BJP will form the government in Delhi. But, my wish is to see AAP as the ruling party. I don’t want Kejriwal to sit in opposition and call out media conferences every time they do not agree to ruling party decisions. I want them to rule, and deliver every promise that they have made for winning election. I want them to provide transparent and good governance. I want them to prove that they are not just an ideology, but party with a working and practical ideology.

Delhi Election 2013
Delhi Election 2013 – Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Our very own party with difference:BJP, is gaining momentum with each passing day, courtesy none other than Mr. Modi. But, if the current election results are any indication then other than Modi there are two major factors that are favoring BJP. These factors are poor governance of congress on national level and good governance of BJP in BJP ruled states. It was the good governance of Shivraaj Singh Chauhan in MP, which has proved once again that there is no other alternative. It was the anti incumbency voting in congress ruled states, which has translated into success for BJP. To top it all, BJP has a charismatic leader. A leader who has proved his governance, his decision making abilities, his motivational and inspiring persona and above all a leader who is not heir to a popular dynasty but rather has risen from somewhere within us. Narendra Modi. Right now, he seems like the only leader who has the vision and a will. But, is it enough for BJP, enough to come to power? I am not very sure. I do believe that there is a β€œModi Lehar” but BJP will need a β€œModi Aandhi” to actually sweep away all the big and small obstacles (regional parties) and come to power in center. Till then β€œDilli abhi door hai”…..

Delhi Election 2013
Delhi Election 2013 – Narendra Modi

Coming back to from where I started – The Congress. Oh my dear Congress, what can I say about you. It looks like that you have seen the worst in Delhi elections, but believe me this is the best thing that has happened to you. Why I am saying this? Well, to start off, you needed it, you needed that big jolt, a thunder lightning or a β€œzor ka jhatka”, just so that you can see the reality. Just so that you can see where are you headed to. This is the best thing happened to you, because now you can open your eyes to see. Look around, you are surrounded with parasitic Yes-Men.

Delhi Election 2013
Delhi Election 2013 – Rahul Gandhi

I feel amused when I hear some of them asking to declare Rahul Gandhi as congress PM candidate for coming elections. Why? Do you want to end his political career? It’s too late now, there is no option other than defeat, then why do you want to make Rahul Gandhi a face of failure. Spare him this time. Think about what you can do to minimize the margin of your defeat. Make some changes, drastic one. Do something, or at least pretend, that you are doing something. Exercise your PR, not through media but through social media. We all know media is paid, we don’t believe in journalists as much we believe in trolls on twitter. If you can’t do anything futile, at least try to be humble, show some respect to voters. India does not live around 10 Janpath anymore. Shifting is in progress, you better book your movers and packers. See you at the other side……