I have read the large number of comments on my previous facebook post. In that post I said that the Aam Admi Party, like all other political parties in India, and its leader Mr. Kejriwal, have no scientific ideas about how to solve India's massive socio-economic problems.
In many of the comments to that post it was said that Kejriwal is an honest man, and will end corruption. These comments show that while people in this country are mostly good, they are also mostly emotional and not rational. Of course corruption is a huge problem in India, and I have always fought against it, but how and when can it be ended ?
In this connection I will request people to carefully read my article ' India in Transition and Corrupt ' on my blog justicekatju.blogspot.in. In that article I have explained that corruption is a normal feature of a transition era through which India is presently passing, and will only end, or be considerably reduced, when the transition is over, that is, in about 15-20 years from now. So all this glib talk of ending corruption soon is creating illusions.
Moreover, Mr. Kejriwal, like other political leaders, has to think of winning elections. So I doubt that he will really attack feudal and backward ideas and practices, which are the main evils in India today obstructing our progress, if it means losing votes.
So let me put this to a test.
I call upon Mr. Kejriwal to condemn oral talaq in Muslim Personal Law, which keeps a damocles sword hanging over every Muslim woman, and is therefore totally unjust, discriminatory against Muslim women, and a remnant of feudal practices which has no place in the modern world ( see in this connection my article ' Abolish the Unjust Muslim Personal Law ' on my blog ). I doubt Mr. Kejriwal will do that for fear of losing Muslim votes.
Let him also condemn the totally stupid and false view that in ancient India there were aeroplanes, atom bombs, guided missiles, etc. I doubt he will do that for fear of losing Hindu votes.
So I doubt that he will say or do anything which is required in the national interest if it means losing votes.