Arvind Kejriwal has done a huge disservice to the nation by attacking Robert Vadra. For what he has basically done, it to give Robert Vadra a red carpet welcome into the political stage. That may not what have been Kejriwal’s intention, but that may very well be the consequences of his action. Vadra was attacked not because the scale of corruption seem to be earth shattering, but because of his relationship with the first family. Irrespective of whether a case of quid pro quo is proven or not, the charges are hardly likely to land him behind bars like that for the 2 G accused. Even in the 2G case all the accused are out on bail, although still fighting the court cases. However the fact that they are still active politicians and the cases have hardly dented their popularity or their vote catching abilities means that these do not have much bearing on the longevity of a person’s political life. (Isn’t current TN CM itself still having pending court cases).
The point is that Vadra is hardly likely to be punished or even made to part with any gains made through the deals. However there is a trial by the media going on, for which he needs to defend himself. The fact that the Gandhi family is not willing to come out at least directly to support him means he will have to do it himself. And in the process bring himself into the main political arena. Vadra is of course not shy to enter politics. He only seems to be held back by the first family. But with the increasing flak he is getting, the more he comes into the mainstream of political life, part of which is played out in the media itself. How much of a jump will it be next to be able to get the support of a few MP’s and MLA’s to push the party to give him a seat in the next election. Also the fact that the heir in waiting is not rising to be the pillar for the party to rally around, may splinter the party to form separate groups, some of which could rally around this guy. I am of course not saying that they should come out and support him. That would probably amount to political hara kiri. But the end result seems inevitable anyhow.