Indian Politics needs more Arvind Kejriwals It has been three days since Arvind Kejriwal made the allegation against Robert Vadra about the properties (apartments, bungalows and land) he received from the realty major DLF at less than throwaway prices, but despite this gap, I have not been able to get over the Congress partyâ€™s reaction to the allegation. It was stupefying even by its own standards of sycophancy. Each and every top functionary of the party outdid himself or herself as they went on every conceivable TV channel, called up friends, threatened, or cajoled anyone available to put across their point of view on, as Salman Khurshid said, allegations that were â€œpreposterousâ€ and â€œstupidâ€. Honestly, I doubt if this collective response would be so spontaneous even if say, Pakistan were to launch an attack on our nation. In fact, I even feel for the embattled Prime Minister of ours. Under such severe attack from all sides over his silence as one scandal after another erupted all around him, never has his party defended him with the conviction, and alacrity that has been on display now. But come to think of it, he is the Prime Minister at the mercy of the family whose son-in-law is under attack by Kejriwal. It is this family that gives them their identity and they get a lot of powers, thanks to their allegiance to this family. In fact, when one party functionary after the other kept repeating that Kejriwal had dared to attack their party leadership, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, tongue firmly in cheek, remarked he is glad the party admits that Vadra constitutes their partyâ€™s leadership. So, get real! The other thing that I am unable to get over is the consistent debate and discussion that Arvind Kejriwal is now a politician hence all his moves are that of a politician and these allegations were made with the singular intention of getting some â€˜cheapâ€™ publicity. Isnâ€™t it ironical? These very people, and this includes not just politicians of all hues and parties, but also â€˜intellectualsâ€™, who, when Arvind started his India Against Corruption movement over a year ago, repeatedly held forth that it is all so easy to make allegations and if Arvind really wants to make a difference, he must enter politics. Now that he has said he is into politics, they accuse him of being a politician. Clearly, he is hurting them where it hurts. I have been more than open in my support for Arvind. I know him personally and am proud of it and in August 2011, when the government had started resorting to tyrannical means to try and checkmate the anti-corruption movement, had even written: I will stick my neck out and say that if Arvind is corrupt, then there is no clean person in this nation. I still hold that view. If anything, I think his resolve is now stronger, especially since it has endured the full might of the establishment for over a year. Anyone with a weaker resolve, or any less conviction would have broken by now. So, my advice to the politicians would be to accept him as one of them. However, watch out, for he is here to practice the kind of politics that would be an anathema to most, from each and every political party. So yes, you need to be wary of him, for he will continue to cause you great discomfort, and whatâ€™s worse for you, his acceptability will continue to soar. Launching vicious attacks only add to his stature. The best bet would be for more to turn a new leaf, demonstrate that they genuinely mean well for the nation. It is not easy, but that will increasingly be the only way out. I would be the happiest if Arvind gets competition in politics, of the kind that benefits this nation.