What is wrong? What should be done?

Did Arvind Kejriwal read the Indian constitution? I doubt it.

Arvind Kejriwal stated that he has read the constitution and that nowhere in the constitution it is written that the Chief Minister cannot protest. Let me give Kejriwal a short lesson in what the constitution of India states.

First, Kejriwal should understand that the constitution lays down the broad principle and does not list what CM of a state can do or not do.

Second, The Fundamental Duties enumerated in the constitution states that every citizen “shlould abide by the constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem.”

Third,the Article 14 of the constitution states that every citizen is equal in the eyes of law including the CM. Arvind Kejriwal has broken various laws when he held his Dharna. According to the constitution, Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters should be put behind bars. Also, today AAP representative protested illegally in front of Arun jaitly’s house and as such they should also be put behind bars.

Fourth, Article 22 of the constitution provides sageguards against arbitrary arrest and detention to prevent people like Somnath Bharti to order the police to arrest people at their whims and fancies.

My humble submission to Arvind Kejriwal is that he should understand that the primary reason behind corruption that he wants to tackle is just one, that is, lack of rule of law in this country. Dharnas, 800 numbers and setting traps will not solve the corruption problem in a systematic manner. All we have to do to stop corruption is establish Rule of Law and the first person who needs to obey the law is the CM of the state.

Avinash Narula

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