2nd August 2012
Glad to hear, finally, that IAC will enter politics. Let’s do a reality check of policies now.
It took JP many years of prodding to enter politics. He finally did, in 2006. That was great news for India.
It is also good that the IAC has FINALLY listened to the voice of reason in terms of approach to reform: an issue I've been raising for a long time; and will no longer waste time in useless and inappropriate dharnas and dramas. IAC will now join politics.
Now the real battle begins.
At this time, it is crucial that I should see a different, FREEDOM LOVING Arvind Kejriwal. That Arvind will need to be different to the socialist-leaning Kejriwal we have seen so far.
IAC, DO NOT announce a political party. That will be fatal. You'll merely become one more Lok Satta, one more Jago party. Guaranteed to lose.
First let ALL good leaders assemble and hammer out the policies India needs. That's what FTI is doing. Join FTI (subject to your agreeing to classical liberalism).
Politics must be based on (a) GOOD FAITH and (b) AGREED POLICIES. Good faith will be demonstrated by ensuring that IAC engages with Lok Satta and leaders from FTI.
We need GOOD POLICY, not just politics. Let that be clear to everyone from the word "go".
The journey has begun, but challenges are many.
I look forward to an IAC with which one can agree good policies.