Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi party (AAP) – the name means “common man,” with “aam” meaning “ordinary” (and also “mango”) in Hindi – hasn’t said much so far about the bread-and-butter political topics of the day. While Kejriwal’s India Against Corruption has spoken on a few topics such as the hanging of Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Kasab, how would he deal with a hostile nation with nuclear weapons? In fact, what is his foreign policy platform?
I have other questions:
Poverty and unequal distribution of income. India is not only the poorest nation in the G-20, eight of its states account for more poor people than 26 poorest African countries. The unequal distribution of income is highlighted by shanties cowering in the shadows of shiny shopping malls. How can the Aam Aadmi party fix this?
Education and health. Twenty-six percent of Indians are illiterate. 287 million people are not educated, the highest number of illiterate adults in any country. How will Kejriwal, an IIT graduate, fix this? And how will he make Indian higher learning institutions worthy of being included in the lists of top schools, such as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings?