Captain Gopinath flays Arvind Kejriwal's policy on FDI

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    In ideologically discordant notes within Aam Aadmi Party, Captain Gopinath, pioneer of low-cost airline business, on Wednesday slammed the decision of AAP government in Delhi to reject FDI in retail, saying the party is "running in danger" of being branded like other parties of resorting to cheap and populist measures.

    "The move would send a wrong message to investors that India was an unstable country with regard to economic policies", he told PTI and asked AAP, which he joined recently, to "step back and deliberate and not do anything in haste in terms of policy decisions."

    Stating that AAP is unwittingly also playing into the hands "Indian oligopolies" who were opposing FDI in retail so that they could have a monopoly, he said "which means it is ok for Indian corporates to rape India and not foreign retail." "That's exactly what 'crony capitalism is," he added.

    Gopinath said "I think personally opening up is good for the farmers and also the economy and the country. The view of small retailers is unfounded."

    Explaining why he joined the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit, he said AAP's DNA is inherited from Anna Hazare. "While Anna gave hope and aspirations, Kejriwal gave the ideology and the movement a platform to convert into political action."

    "....they have completely given a new dimension to politics and shown that elections can be fought and won without money, muscle and caste backing. That is the biggest contribution to Indian politics."

    He said the challenge would be how to scale this up nationally and ensure elected representatives of AAP down the line "do not succumb to arrogance, greed and abuse of power and go the way of all flesh."

    Noting that AAP is still a young party, he said AAP must step back a little and come out with a long-term vision for India on economy, fiscal policy, defence and foreign affairs that will create a stable India which can remove poverty and improve living standards and create a happy society.

    "The enemy of AAP is not from without- Congress or BJP, it is from within. Can it remain humble and be true to its ideology of being servants of the people and not masters once they come to power?," Gopinath said.


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    Capt Gopinath is spot on when he says, "While Anna gave hope and aspirations, Kejriwal gave the ideology and the movement a platform to convert into political action."

    However, it is not only the issue of FDI in retail, there are many areas where they appear to have multiple views that leave all confused as to what is the AAP's agenda and policies.

    If the AAP does not get their act together and act with political maturity, then the votes that they weaned away from the Congress and the BJP in the Delhi Assembly election,will return to their fold out of sheer disappointment and the AAP will become history.

    The problem of the AAP is that it is headless in direction. Sure Kejriwal is the 'face' of the AAP, but his concept of governance by consent and consensus only leads to governance by confusion.

    Even the Communist Parties which claim to be the voice of the people, have a central; Poliburo that makes policies, but the Supremo has the right of veto and implement his own ideas.

    Leadership cannot emulate the antics of a Runaway bride. It has to be resolute and decisive. And there has to be a clear policy that, having been chalked out, is followed in letter and spirit. But then leadership requires confidence in oneself and in the policies. It cannot be a hopscotch and hoping for the best meandering rootless.

    There is no doubt, power is corrupting the those who claim to be Aam Admi.

    Cho Ramaswamy of Tughlak claims to be from the Amma Admi Party,
     
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    AAP policy on FDI will take india to 1970ties in the era of ambassdor,premeir padmini and campa cola, goldspot, BATA
     
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    Thank God for men like Captain Gopinath. Lets see if he gets any say in AAP when it really matters, or is conveniently sidelined.
     
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    AAP it is said has constituted 20 Committees with experts in those fields who are chalking out the policy.

    Unless this is done fast, they will come a cropper, because too many so called leaders are talking six to a dozen!
     
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    If you dont allow foreigners to do business here they will also not allow you to export your product/services in their country...:frusty:

    They need to have good economics in their ranks.
     
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    One can al\ways allow participation along with an Indian partner.
     
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    BJP and AAP two sides of the same coin on FDI, it was only Congress that was pro-FDI in Retail.
     

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