An Insignificant Man (Feature Length)

For the past seven years He had been working here
as a land officer Helping farmers claim
their stolen land back The politicians are
like the mafia here Brijlal had complained
to the police But the police
took no action They ran the jeep over
him again and again Crushing him
into little pieces The family thinks they
are next Can we get the supreme
court to intervene? Father knew that they
would kill him I was there too
and tried to stop them They drove after me,
so I ran for my life And I went to
the police But it was too late – Were there any
other witnesses? There were
some women But they were all
too terrified Do you have documents to
support your father’s work? – Yes, we do Should we put up
posters all over town? People need to know
what is happening here – Everybody knows – There are plenty
of such cases There are no
official eye-witnesses Without a witness,
the law can’t do anything The eye witnesses are
all too scared to testify The law only punishes
common people Not politicians Long years ago We made a tryst
with destiny At the stroke of the
midnight hour When the world sleeps India will awake To life and freedom Big story we’re
breaking tonight It’s certainly very disturbing
what is emerging Multi-billion dollar
telecom scam $287 billion coal scam Dozens of companies
managed to corner billions of dollars using proxy
political connections which cut across
party lines All parties have come together
to fool the country The biggest names in politics,
in corporate India and the bureaucracy It seems like we’re living
in the age of scams It seems that our
political establishment is steeped in corruption All our anti-corruption
agencies are compromised Can we expect this parliament
to pass a strong Anti-Corruption law? We are being looted,
we are being robbed We dared to raise our
voice against corruption And we drafted an
Anti-Corruption Bill The Anti-Corruption Bill is to be
tabled in parliament next week The Anti-Corruption Bill
is rubbish! – We won’t let it pass! – Please behave! Unless All the people of this country
take to the streets on 16th August There is no hope If the Egyptian people can
come together at Tahrir Square to overthrow
their government All we’re asking for
is a new law The path he has chosen To impose his draft of a
bill upon parliament Is totally misconceived And fraught with
grave consequences For our parliamentary democracy Are you saying that they
should contest elections? Is that what you’re challenging
them effectively? Absolutely, you’re right I want them to
come into politics I’ll never fight
an election I have a few dreams
for this country Anti-Corruption Bill
is one of them Good judicial system
is another Electoral reforms and
decentralization of political power So that participatory
democracy is there If anyone knows how the Indian
political party system functions It’s Yogendra Yadav Yogendra Yadav, then
give us the solution Having reached this point and having
reached some kind of a dead end I think the only
way forward is Political in the more
obvious sense of the term Which is by forming a
political organization By contributing to
a political alternative Let’s move on to the big
news story of the day Arvind Kejriwal will fight
in the Delhi Elections A political party of honest people
has no chance in the country You will all lose
your deposits So, the big question
we are posing Can Kejriwal really succeed
as a politician? We need to build an
organization first Ten volunteers in every
neighbourhood in Delhi And one person to
supervise them This is our top priority Now tell me how many volunteers
each of you can find Get back to me on this Give me your names
– Ramesh Pandey What do you do, Ramesh? – I am a manager
at Barclays Does that mean you will
quit your job to work here? – Yes I will.
I believe in you – I’m a huge admirer! The way you fearlessly deliver your
speeches is really inspiring I mean such a small man exposing
such powerful people! You’re doing a great job – Give me your number If you need any help,
come meet me I’m here every Sunday
– Every Sunday Yes, in the morning You don’t need
an appointment – Sir, I have a project Every year we help 1001 girls
from poor families get married As charity,
there is no fee Look, how long can
we depend on charity? First we exploit
the poor and then we make
generous donations How will marriage
help them? Shouldn’t we look to increase
their income instead? To empower people
by changing the system? But changing
the system will take a long time I’m sorry I disagree
with you on this Charity is the easy
thing to do No one wants to
change the system “It will take too long” So what? We need to
start somewhere Leave charity to
the rich So don’t include
me in charity But I’ll be there if you
need blood, sweat and tears [Volunteer] People don’t
want to listen to us How do we assure them that
we are not like other parties? And how do we convince
them to support us? We were all part of the extraordinary
protests two years ago Back then, none of us
had imagined joining a political party
– True Millions of people took
to the streets They were tired
of corrupt politics They wanted to shake up
the establishment and throw out the emperors
and their crowns There are also
questions like “What if you don’t
get enough seats?” “Which party would
you ally with?” Our stand is very
clear on this We can say to anyone
who asks such questions “We promise that under
no circumstances will we form alliances
with any political party and compromise
on our principles” More importantly We will bring decison-making
to the public Does your road need
repair work? What should be the cost? And were the repairs
satisfactory? All such documents will
be open to the public Yogendra Yadav,
I have to say that I was surprised when you came on
board with Arvind Kejriwal For the last twenty years I have been associated with
peoples’ movements – Which wanted to go
to a political alternative? Not just wanted to,
they actually tried but it didn’t make it
because it was not viable – But do you think
Arvind Kejriwal is that person? Arvind has energy he has
out of box thinking He has the ability to cut through various
things and come to the core – He also has a reputation of being
extremely intolerant of other people’s views The extent to which
you bring energy is the extent to which you
drive the movement So those who bring energy
also give leadership I have a question
– Go ahead On election day will you arrange transport
for the voters? Look, we don’t have money If you can all arrange
something for yourselves… We are fighting the
same battle So do the other parties
arrange transportation? – They hire a cab for us
– Right [Volunteer] Go in their cab
but vote for us instead – I would rather not – Try walking this time, sir
– Huh? – It’ll be a satisfying walk
– I’ll try this time We can all book a
cab together Don’t we book cabs
when we go out? Elections are much
more important We don’t, but many people
accept money for votes – Political parties buy them off – They distribute alcohol
and money just before elections [Volunteer] Take their bribes but
vote for Kejriwal instead It’s a secret vote so
they won’t find out No, that’s just wrong We should honour our promise One shouldn’t lie [Journalist]
That’s ridiculous ma, Where is the honour
in accepting bribes? I swear that as long as I live I will never take a bribe nor will I give a bribe I swear that from today onwards I will never accept
liquor or money in exchange
for my vote I see a lot of you
aren’t committing Because alcohol is
too hard to give up Everyone here loves
their drink You’ve been a three
term Chief Minister You’re completing fifteen years
as Chief Minister of Delhi So far your opponents from the
BJP have been lacklustre This time around there is a person
who has come out of nowhere And so the space that he’s occupied
becomes extremely important What is his status? Except that he keeps on
talking about himself And then he changes tracks He said we’re only interested in the
Anti-Corruption movement Now he’s entered politics So what is their policy?
What are they going to do? People may find
it interesting to see someone
enter politics But when it comes to
selecting governments People are serious about it They just don’t get carried away [Radio]♪92.7 FM – Inside Delhi’s Heart♪ “Satyagraha” – A film inspired by the Anti-Corruption
protests is releasing today Superstar Ajay Devgn is playing
Arvind Kejriwal in the film Do watch this one guys You, and this entire system are corrupt to your rotting core
– Shut up! The people have decided to
join forces and fight corruption If the country’s future is
shrouded in darkness then ours is hopeless, too This is why we need to
change this system Not by protesting
but by entering politics Let’s gather young idealists
to form an honest party Everyone will support us! Mr. Kejriwal How was the film? Did you find it similar
to your story? Well, the film arrives at the
same conclusion that we did after
the protests Do you think your path is justified
because the film celebrates it? Do you disagree? But the film also raises
questions about indiscipline and about how crowds
never make rational decisions Are these issues important?
– Yes, they are important The film does answer
these questions You talk about
indiscipline In the film, a family has been
fighting for seven years to get its land back from
the government What choice do such
people have? You expect them to
be “disciplined”? Are you implying lawlessness
is a solution? Who makes these laws?
Whom do they serve? Do they exist only to serve
the powerful? The law is meant to
protect us, not them Now the biggest
question is will people actually
vote for him? If Arvind Kejriwal has won
over the people of Delhi Will they win the
election for him? We’ll ask him these questions
after the break Can I talk to you?
– Huh? I have come across some
sensitive information It’s in these documents What are these documents?
– Government papers I have a letter here An informer brought this
to us yesterday This government
has terrible luck All their secret letters end
up in our hands Who here is troubled by
rising electricity prices? All of you? This poor woman has been slapped
with a massive electricity bill Why this sudden
hike in prices? Why is electricity
so expensive? We are here to
tell you why Sit down for two minutes Why has electricity
become so expensive? Let’s go back to 2002 Electricity was
privatized that year Sheila Dikshit had promised us
that these private companies would put an end
to electricity theft and hence reduce our
electricity prices Did she promise this or not?
– Yes she did It’s been 11 years since Electricity theft is now rare
but has electricity become cheaper? – No In fact, our bills have
tripled since Do you know who decides
electricity prices in Delhi? DERC is a government
regulatory body It stands for Delhi Electricity
Regulatory Commission In 2010, the DERC chairman
was a man named Berjinder Singh The power companies
went to him with reported losses
of $135 million and demanded a price hike Berjinder Singh asked to
see their accounts He was shocked at
what he discovered The companies had suffered
no losses at all On the contrary, the companies had
made profits worth $600 million Berjinder Singh immediately decided to
slash electricity prices by 23% He was going to issue this order
on 5th May, 2010 Sheila Dikshit wrote to Berjinder Singh
on the previous night And told him to stop
the order immediately This is the letter she wrote Where did all the
money go? It has all gone
to the corporations! And what did they
do with the money? With his eyes firmly set
on the Delhi elections Arvind Kejriwal has now
made power and water His poll planks apart
from corruption We are the best power producing
state in the country And it still remains
the cheapest Mr. Kejriwal
has taken it up I don’t think the common
man believes it Are we heading now for
a way of fighting corruption which is about
naming and shaming Putting names out there and
stating the charges For a very long time all the
main political parties of this country have followed a code of silence Where you don’t talk about
political collusion And we won’t talk about
conflict of interest You don’t talk about
one company I wouldn’t talk
about another In democracy such codes
need to be shattered A rank outsider has come
and shattered that How is everything? Hello – They began
beating Akhilesh And we tried our best
to protect him We didn’t fight back – They were carrying chains The police was there too?
– The police just watched One of the policemen
took off his name tag and handed his own stick
to one of the goons Some of our volunteers were
watching from a distance We only tried to
protect ourselves and waited for
help to arrive After that we protested in
front of the police station Don’t expect anything
from the police The police is controlled
by the politicians And they have
all the power Our domain is amongst
the people We have to draw them
to our battleground You have to make
this incident public This has to end Last night at 10:30 PM
in Model Town Our volunteer Akhilesh was
attacked with rods and chains His head was
severely injured They think violence
will break our spirit – No! Never! If violence is their solution I am ready to submit myself
to their rods and chains This is exactly the kind of
politics we want to end We must stand up against
their repression Or else… Thank you Unless we act they will continue
to trample us I have decided to go on
an indefinite hunger strike I will survive only on water Until the people of Delhi
show courage and stop paying their
unfair electricity bills Our volunteers are
working with the belief that it’s possible
to end corruption Don’t be afraid 112,000 people have
signed letters of dissent Have faith, we will
only grow stronger If the electricity or water
officials come knocking drive them away Who owns electricity and water?
Sheila Dikshit or us? Sheila Dikhsit’s or ours? – They belong to us!
It’s ours! It belongs to us
not the corporations We must take back
what is ours – Delhi’s heart will burn until,
You take back your unfair bills Delhi’s heart will burn until
You take back your unfair bills I hoped and prayed for
Sheila Dikshit’s victory But who knew she would snatch
the bread from our mouths And deprive us
of basics Over 400,000 have
joined us in this fight Make it ‘In this struggle’ It’s done, tweet it! I’ve been overcharged
again and again But our last bill
crossed the limit Authorities promised to
check for errors But did nothing [Congress]
The people of Delhi have seen us work hard
for the last 14 years We have won three
times in a row People have
chosen us – Why did Sheila Dikshit
write a letter to DERC when they were
about to slash prices? Do you have an answer? [Congress] No, there is no
such letter [AAP] We have the signed
letter with us – DERC is independent! – Can I make a point? Don’t turn this into
a shouting match – I’m not shouting
I have a loud voice -That is all the news
we have for today – Thanks, brother! Nice to meet you Manish
– Same here Your associate Kumar
is an old friend Yes, he’s told us
everything about you So, what of it? In politics, everybody has stories – The curtain has been lifted
– We are all in the same boat You’re an infant in politics,
still learning to walk Don’t hunt what
you can’t kill People have started
noticing us The other parties
ignored these issues But only because
of the strike electricity and water will
steer the elections The electricity bill is $900
and water bill is $60 I don’t have that
kind of money The calculation within the party
is that 1 million signatures would mean touching
4 million potential voters How many people have
we reached so far? We have all the data
on our systems Give me an estimate From 13 neighbourhoods we have about…
– 600,000 people? We are with you If anything happens to you
we will end our lives too We promise you
We will fight for you – We support you Over a million
people have joined us in our protest against
Sheila Dikshit Today we are one step
closer to our goal I have decided to
end my fast These 1,049,300 protest letters reflect the anger of
the people of Delhi The letters hold Sheila Dikshit’s
corrupt government responsible for inflated electricity
and water bills These letters were to be
received by her today Instead they were
received by her staff We asked her secretary,
‘Will she not meet us?’ He replied,
‘The minister is sleeping’ I’ve seen you on TV The Congress Vice President
was on TV 24×7 Performing for the camera But all they got was 27 seats
in Uttar Pradesh Elections aren’t
won on television Journalists were confident
they would win at least 100 I estimated 30 seats
out of 403 And they won 27 – How many will we
win in Delhi? I’ll tell you when the
time comes Let’s focus on the
job at hand [Volunteer]
We’ll definitely win Not yet Not right now Our credibility is our
biggest strength Our candidates must be clean
– Yes, all 70 of them One bad candidate and
everything falls apart 16 Congress representatives 9 BJP representatives have charges of murder
and rape against them I promise that if any
of our candidates are found guilty of a
criminal charge We will revoke
their candidature A corrupt person cannot
enter the parliament And I challenge the BJP &
the Congress to stop nominating
corrupt candidates [Anchor] The BJP’s representative
on our session this afternoon Member of the National Executive
of the BJP – Mr. Sanjay Kaul Alright! So the die is heavily
loaded against me Look we have established
a vast system We have an office in every
corner of the country It has taken us
a lifetime BJP is 50 years old Congress is over
100 years old The AAP will take
decades to catch up This is just how politics
works in this country – Boo!
– Trust me, this is how it is When I was younger I was also in love with
the idea of revolution But this is no place
for emotions It just doesn’t
work like that Someone once said,
“Revolutionaries make great lovers but they make lousy husbands” They are good for flings
but not for settling down Do you know any
good people? Don’t worry, you’re
not on trial – No sir, it’s not that I am asking you to simply
identify honest people In other parties candidates buy
their way into the system We are asking
our volunteers to find upright candidates – I’ve sent you a text message Please read it – What’s in it? They are my credentials
I am nominating myself I suggest we look for people
other than ourselves – How much time do
we have to find someone? There’s plenty of time We will not stop until we
find strong candidates – When you say
“strong candidate” do you mean
a rich person? No, wealth
isn’t a criterion – Or a local goon
capable of murder? Certainly not A strong candidate is someone
with deep community ties Someone who
people admire The food subsidy system
in Delhi has failed The government spends billions
of dollars on food subsidy But the
reality is bleak We filed information
petitions across Delhi This scared the subsidy
officials into doing their job People finally began
receiving food They tried to intimidate me I was physically attacked during
our food subsidy campaign – Aren’t you afraid
for your life? No I’m not afraid because somebody
has to do it [Reporter] The AAP has released
a list of selected candidates Joining us now
is Arvind Kejriwal Candidate profiles can be
found on our website We are going to ask
people for feedback – In my opinion one
of the biggest problems in political parties is
sycophancy and yes-men How can we prevent this? – If I am the sole decision
making authority Then there will be a
personality cult But in our party, volunteers will
have decision-making powers Volunteers will decide
their candidate Potential candidates will
now come up and speak I had never imagined
I’d join politics But a decade of grassroots
work with Arvind helped me understand
a few things For instance, while fighting
for food security They tried to
get us killed They tried to
buy us out We were offered obscene amounts
of money to back off We were able to resist them
only because of Arvind… I know he doesn’t
like being praised I am fighting elections
there’s no doubt about it But from which constituency
I haven’t made up my mind Three-time Chief Minister
Sheila Dikshit We join her now What is the AAP Their volunteers
are all outsiders Is it a party? Can it compare with
the BJP and the Congress? This election vote for the AAP – Very happy to meet you, sir
– Thanks Tell your friends and family We bring flowers of love,
not guns and ammunition Go ahead and punish
the guilty Go ahead and punish
the guilty But don’t think of all
Muslims as terrorists Sing with me! Let’s live together as
brothers and sisters Sing it! Sheila Dikshit won the last 3 elections
from the same constituency in Delhi I have decided to fight
these elections against Sheila Dikshit
on her home turf I will bear true
faith and allegiance To the Constitution of India As by law established And that I will uphold the
sovereignty and integrity of India Is there anything that can
obstruct my application? Most importantly the affidavit
should be filled completely Will you tell us if there are
any irregularities in the form? We’ve double checked
everything but… No, in case of a discrepancy
we’ll notify you right away Immediately?
Oh, that’s great We’ve gone over it several times
but you never know… A very nice cartoon has come
out today in the papers where I’m asking a journalist,
“What is Kejriwal’s stand?” We don’t understand The next panel shows
Kejriwal responding “What does she mean by saying
what is my stand? My stand is to stand
for the elections!” Madam, look up! There was a time When politicians went
door to door for votes But now money is
used as brute force We need to counter this Nothing can beat a good
door-to-door campaign Hello, I’m from the AAP Do you know our election symbol?
– Yes I do! What is it?
– The broom Have you heard
of the AAP? – Yes, Arvind Kejriwal! He’s a good man
– So will you support us? On voting day?
– Yes, of course Thank you They will spare
no expense You will see their posters
in every corner of the city You may not see
our posters But we’ll knock on each
and every door in Delhi Are we ready? – Yes, sir Sheila Dikshit will
lose this time We will win We’ve collected $300 in
ten minutes This is how we’ll fund
our election campaign Yes? Hello? I am on TV right now I can’t talk right now – We talk about the need
for transparency in politics But it does not exist
in our own party We want volunteers to have the final
word on candidate selection – Are you saying only their vote
decides the final candidate? – Yes, volunteers must decide the
final candidate… – No, wait What if I don’t agree with your
choice of candidate Can I then choose not to
campaign for that candidate? You’ve always said that the volunteers
will be the final judge – I never said I won’t have
a say in it… – No you did…
– Hang on The volunteers will
decide… right? – You are nothing
without us, sir Manoj, calm down Just like a
democracy right? In some areas we have
as few as 30 volunteers Let’s say there are
four candidates The first candidate
gets 8 votes The second,10
and third, 12 Should the person with
12 votes get the spot? Are they the strongest
candidate? How can 2 votes determine the
strength of a candidate And there should
be no deliberation? Is this
democracy? What have you reduced
democracy to? These are your
own words, sir You built this party to give
greater power to the people Greater power does not
mean absolute power The idea is to have a dialogue,
I need to have a say as well Then what about
our rights? Why are we
even voting? – Your right?
Yes – You think this
is your right? – Isn’t it? I am only asking Are you doing this
for your rights? I am curious – Yes absolutely
Okay – Don’t take our right
away from us, sir Does everyone
agree with him? – I agree with him Nobody is entitled
to anything If you think
candidacy is a right Leave immediately! And if you want
to broker power leave right now Everyone has their
own coterie You are all lobbying
for your friends Do not lie to yourselves There is a serious
conflict of interest I have no
such interests – The candidate selection
process has been compromised Please sit down This is not an inquisition,
why are you talking like this? – You’re just trying
to confuse us Please sit down Can you please stay? We aren’t done yet Don’t you think
that the party is drifting away
from its ideals? We need a clear
answer from you The party has gone back on its
promise of internal democracy Honestly, we’re not in a position to
follow internal democracy We’re trying to find
a middle ground We’re struggling to fully
realise our principles I sincerely apologise Will an apology
make this go away? In the political sphere,
such things do happen Our intent is sincere
Please trust us I believe anyone fighting
elections is corrupt Then we can’t complain when
our women get raped You worry about your women
I can protect mine Any other issues you feel
the government has ignored? Nobody can change
anything around here Right I am not talking about
the present You are clean
right now We’ll always be clean, sir
– Only time will tell Can we trust a
government that can’t ensure
our food security? No! You are our representative
it’s your duty to make sure
we are heard – Santosh is one of us
and understands our cause and bravely fights
for our rights We call on her to represent
us in the government Use the one with
the big crowds – This is a good shot – The flames look nice
in the dark “You have to fight
corruption to the finish… …and vote for the
broom symbol this time” – Where’s the
poetry in that? Why not read out the
entire candidate list too! A short essay on
each candidate Your poetry is confusing
“The broom will sweep away” The ad should have clearly said
‘Vote for Broom’ Instead, you wanted
to be poetic “The Broom will sweep away” You are not serious
about the movement You made us into intense
people and let yourself go Can’t believe I quit
my job for this Stop making me laugh Now this fight… I can’t dub with you
laughing continuously – Should I be more dramatic? I haven’t even
had dinner – Let it show
in your art The funny thing is people
think he doesn’t laugh at all You, the people, have to
take this fight to the finish Aam Aadmi Party
Election Symbol – the Broom What is the situation? Aam Aadmi Party activist
and candidate from Seemapuri Santosh Koli was
critically injured When a car hit her bike [Police Officer] Did she ever mention
receiving any threats? About 15 days ago,
we were at the market She seemed worried
so I asked her “Why are you upset?
Your campaign is going so well” She said “Some local goons have
threatened to kill me” “They want me to drop out” She was already critical
when she was brought here She was vomiting continuously
so we had to intubate her The next 24 hours
are very critical Only after that we’ll
be able to let you know Santosh started working
with me in 2001 She was just a kid And ever since, she’s been
a younger sister to me She fought for
food subsidies… We are with you, Arvind We will fight!
We will win! They may try to threaten us
They may try to crush us We won’t back down Keep fighting, Arvind
We are with you Please donate
whatever you can This party needs
your support – Her temperature jumped
to 226 degree fahrenheit It was unbelievable It means there’s a
brain haemorrhage She started
bleeding thereafter Neurosurgery
couldn’t do much Any attempts at
recovery were futile Santosh will live in
our hearts forever! Please make space
for her family Everyone else
please step back The battle for
Delhi has begun and while both the
Congress and the BJP continue to downplay the
potential threat from the AAP The fact is for the first
time Delhi will have a truly triangular
contest in the capital Congress Party will live forever! – All parties have kickstarted
their election campaign BJP’s national leader,
Narendra Modi will be speaking at a
massive rally in Delhi Victory to BJP! Mr. Narendra Modi! The Delhi State
elections… will herald… the BJP’s victory
march across India We’ve done countless
demonstrations We pleaded with them Petitioned them We’ve done countless
demonstrations Sorry – One more time – Say it with a
little smile… Right, so let
me rehearse Power has to be taken away
from the corrupt politicians And the common public
shall truly be the rulers This concept is often
missed by the public Decentralization
of political power I know you are talking
about Swaraj But as a concept… People don’t understand that
they are the real rulers Do it like this
Let’s come together… to transform politics to curb corruption – Let’s come together If you want to
end corruption – Let’s join hands if you
want to curb corruption Let’s come together
to curb corruption Your support is crucial
for our cause Okay – Roll please?
– Rolling – Please start, sir Greetings! My name is Arvind Kejriwal We didn’t join
politics to make money We’ve done countless
demonstrations I went on long
hunger strikes You and I both wish
to end corruption We need your support We need your vote We do not have the
money to experiment with this kind
of a video It’s not working
for many reasons You know I like
this idea of Arvind talking directly
to the audience But that intimate connection
we’re looking for is missing He’s very stiff! ♪We will get Congress back♪ ♪For a victorious Delhi!♪ – Do you think this ad will change
how people feel about you? Will this campaign work? Will it make people trust
the Congress again? Be patient, you will get your
answer on election day Wait and watch Come to the office right away
It’s Sanjay Singh – AAP candidate Shazia Ilmi has been caught
in a sting operation agreeing to
stage a protest in return for
campaign funds The sting operation claims
many AAP candidates were willing to do exactly what they accuse
their opponents of in return for money – Massive crisis at
Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP Just ahead of the
Delhi elections A sting operation
video which shows AAP members purportedly
accepting money contrary to their claims They will lose all political capital
built up in the last few months – Yogendra!
Sir! Sir! Will you come speak
on Times Now? [Anchor] What’s going on,
Yogendra Yadav? We thought this is a
party with a difference your candidates
were different This is really low level – Yogendra, the surveys
that you had conducted showed massive
trends in AAP’s favour in several parts
of Delhi With this
sting operation Will the AAP survive? These tapes are edited
and clipped together We wish to see the
unedited versions We request the
owner of the video Mr.Anuranjan Jha who has conducted this
sting operation To give us the
unedited tape [Anuranjan Jha] Why should I give them
the raw footage? I am not obliged
to give them anything I will give it only
to a constitutional body Today, the party that
has blemished the names of so many Itself stands tainted AAP is the
most corrupt party We had lot of
hopes from them But now I want people
to thrash them Because we are accused We shouldn’t have access
to the evidence on the basis of which we
are accused This I’ve heard for the
first time in my life I thought even murderers are given evidence on the
basis of which they are tried The owners of the video refused
to give the raw footage to AAP but have submitted it to
the Election Commission This is the story
that’s breaking The sting operation
on the AAP The party has now accessed
raw footage of that sting from the
Election Commission [Reporter] We want to
hold a protest march If you could make
a small appearance It’ll help us
get attention But we have no proof to back
our claim against them What’s the process
for donation? This is the crucial bit where
they’ve cut the footage But we have no proof to back
our claim against them Can we do something else? Then… We can’t just
accuse like that I’ve been in television
for so long If there’s nothing
concrete We won’t do it “We won’t lie” – “We can’t accuse like that, Only if you have
something concrete” “We won’t do it” “We can’t lie” They cut 14 seconds and
changed the entire story This paints a completely
different picture They deliberately removed
10 seconds from a 3 minute video and those 10 seconds are
the most crucial part This shows that they were only
trying to defame the party Our volunteers and candidates
have suffered a huge setback Who’ll take
the responsibilty? Our reputation was
dragged through the mud Who’ll take the
responsibilty for it? [Journalist] There’s no doubt
that the sting has tarnished your image You will have to agree I’m agreeing on camera that the
sting has hurt the party Why are you stuck
on the same question? Who do you think
is behind this? BJP or Congress? I have no idea The Countdown has begun
for the assembly elections and no election will be watched
more closely than Delhi A fairly healthy debut for the Aam Aadmi Party With 7 seats for them The Congress is expected
to win 27 seats BJP, 32 seats The AAP could
win 8 seats leaving 3 seats
to independents The AAP, 7-12 So the big picture
that is emerging is that the Congress
is ahead Brother, vote for AAP – No, you have
no chance No problem, have a good day Congress and BJP have begun
a publicity blitzkrieg Their ads are in
the newspapers every day They’ve mobilised an army of
workers on ground They have their own
printing presses In the next 15 days
they’ll stir up a storm They have a far
superior organisation – You have repeatedly said
during your campaign that the Congress and the BJP
have no threat from the AAP – Yes… these are the
two traditional parties Arvind Kejriwal did… There is no point in
discussing Arvind Kejriwal His story is finished There are a lot of hopes
attached to you If you lose this
Delhi election a lot of things which can
happen in the national scene will get stalled for a
couple of years or more which is going to be
very, very bad Work 18 hour days
if you have to But you must win This is democracy ‘Rule of the People’ Ever since we were young,
we were told that ‘India is a democracy’ If we asked, “How?” The answer was
“Because we elect our leaders” Elections don’t
define democracy We vote once
in five years And the elected rule
without any accountability That’s not democracy People decide the
change they want and the leaders ensure
its delivered This is the democracy
we believe in Our name is
“Aam Aadmi Party” The party and Arvind Kejriwal
need to be seen as one Arvind’s face, the symbol of the
broom and the ‘AAP’ These three things need to
register in people’s mind Our aim is to disperse
the funds controlled by a few into the hands of the collective The six biggest issues emerging
from our survey in Delhi Water We also concluded
from our meeting today Once again the survey
shows very clearly Water is not only the most
important problem of Delhi It is three times more important
than the next important problem So it has to be
water, water, water! We believe this is a
basic human right and it is the government’s
duty to make it free No party has promised
such a thing We should be the first party to
say these things straight away Any promise apart from this one
must be made with caution If the poor cannot afford the
government’s water bills Will they go thirsty? Do they not have the
right to free water? When the AAP forms
the government 700 litres of free water will be
alloted to every household daily And in 30 days Electricity prices will
be halved in all of Delhi Free water for everyone AAP is for everyone Electricty prices will
bother no more When AAP comes
to the fore Are you being realistic? Or are you succumbing to the
worst forms of populism? Do you not believe you have
been unnecessarily exuberant? Making promises
which are unrealistic Especially cutting the
electricity bill by half and providing 700 litres
of free water to each family Our expectation is not
50% reduction of rates but in the bills that the
consumer finally pays It should lead to
50% reduction [Journalist] So it’s an expectation
not a promise It’s not clear in
the language We’ve spent a lot of time
thinking about the language Mr. Kejriwal has arrived We are with you if you promise
not to demolish our homes You need to ensure
our basic rights – I don’t have the
power right now! We’ll give you the power! Lead the way
we will never leave your side – We are with you! We promise to legalise
your dwellings We promise better
food security And you will all receive
a Social Security ID Yes! We will start
local clinics How will we fulfill these
promises in one year? Fortunately, these plans haven’t
been made public yet – They have, sir Arvind has made announcements
on Facebook & Twitter It’s not cast in stone I think we should still
think carefully This is the last chance
to think carefully We’re getting carried
away in our excitement We are being
optimistic But we cannot
commit this to paper I really think
we should think about it How are you, sir? – Congratulations I am the ex-president of Delhi BJP I have won an election from here as well
– Yes, I am aware You’re on full steam! I have seen rickshaws with
your posters on the back They are definitely impactful
– It’s working You’ve launched a
direct attack! When will your party
declare candidates? [BJP Member] In a couple
of weeks from now We’ve announced
the core team There are rumours about
internal conflicts It’s all part
of the game [Reporter] The BJP has bitten the
bullet over announcing its Chief Ministerial
candidate for Delhi Dr. Clean, Harsh Vardhan
got the nod after a meeting of the
BJP’s parliamentary body Who will we vote for?
– Congress! A lot of people ask “Why did Arvind decide to contest
against Sheila Dikshit?” “This is suicide,
you’ll never win” I can confirm that at the moment
Arvind is leading in your constituency [Announcer]
Arvind Kejriwal needs your support! On election day, when you
cast your votes remember how we transformed
Delhi in 15 years We are not politicians We entered politics because
they compelled us and now the people will
overthrow this government [Reporter] For the first time, Delhi is an impossible
state to predict The fact is, Sheila Dikshit
has been in power For 15 years
now in Delhi BJP is now rising And Arvind Kejriwal has caught
the imagination of the Delhi public – Vote for the Broom
– Vote for Congress 24 hours now
to the Delhi vote Nobody wants to put their neck
on the line on this one It’s going to be a
fiercely fought and extremely close battle
by the looks of it We need to remain vigilant
till the last vote is cast Our work is not
done just yet – It’s the same story before every election Money, alcohol and muscle power
being used to win votes The Delhi Election Commission
has announced a slew of precautionary
measures Flying squads along
with surveillance teams Are carrying
out raids We want to catch
the culprits red-handed Hello? Yes, tell me Is alcohol being distributed?
What’s your location? Open the door right now! Start the machine Press the
green button – Is it done?
– Yes This is for the first time fifty percent
vote mark is being crossed The police is harassing us
and not letting us do our job Calm down Where are you
right now? I’ll do something You can’t arrest
us like this They are obstructing
our volunteers File a complaint over
email immediately We could be seeing Delhi
going for a record poll figure The polls are
now closed The exit polls
are indicating A clear win for
the BJP in Delhi Our own poll
shows that BJP is poised to win
the election with 41 seats while Congress
will have 20 And the AAP
will have 6 seats Our evidence shows
that we were leading until 72 hours
before elections We don’t know
where we are now Exit polls say we
have slid down We are attempting to transform
the politics in this country and Delhi is our
stepping stone The volunteers understand
the importance of winning But we’ve compromised
our ideals to reach here Compromises have to be
made in politics True idealism can only be
practiced in a monastery Politics should be about
realising the ideal You start with an ideal But instead of just
preaching it everywhere We should implement
those ideals in the real world If you want the
advantages of power, You already have
the BJP and Congress who treat politics
as a business The challenge lies in navigating
between idealism and brute reality And in politics, this
challenge will always exist We don’t know what
tomorrow has in store If through some miracle,
you change this system in four days then something is wrong This will be
a long haul We will have to concede
defeat in some battles So that we can
win the war It’s the most anticipated
election result this year Will people repose faith in
Sheila Dikshit? Can the BJP’s HarshVardhan get
to rule Delhi for the first time? I am leaving, mother – Will you be
home late? At 11? 11
Maybe 12 [Election Officer] Counting starts
at 8:30 A.M. In fact counting has just begun – I pray for
your success! Hello! The BJP is leading right now Nangloi Jat goes to BJP Narela, BJP wins – We lost Narela?
By a big margin Who is leading here? Congress
– Okay Who is looking at
Karol Bagh? Will someone respond? Laxmi Nagar Congress is leading, we
are trailing by 1900 votes [Election Officer]
Sheila Dikshit has 1090 votes Arvind Kejriwal… Sheila Dikshit?
– 1090 votes Arvind Kejriwal? – 2556 votes Unbelievable.
Kejriwal is leading! Arvind is leading
by 2000 votes! We are leading
in Timarpur! We’re number one
in Timarpur – Oh wonderful! We’re leading in Santosh Koli’s
area by 8000 votes [News] For all the exit
and opinion polls Something very interesting
is happening in the National Capital Region Has Arvind Kejriwal managed to
successfully steal the agenda away from the BJP right
under its nose? This was meant to
be a referendum for Arvind Kejriwal’s
brand of politics Our candidate Akhilesh, who
was beaten up by the police Is leading by
8500 votes Sir, we’ve won Laxmi Nagar
by 6000 votes Congress party is in big
trouble this morning They are breached in
Narela by the AAP They are breached in
Sultan Pur Majra by the AAP The Congress party has been
breached in Patel Nagar by the AAP The Congress party has been
breached in RK Puram by the BJP It is clear that the
battle in Delhi is now between
BJP and the AAP Congress is nowhere
in the race and a comeback
seems unlikely In the New Delhi
Legislative Assembly counting for 12 rounds
is now over Arvind Kejriwal is leading
by 15,000 votes – Had Arvind campaigned
in my constituency I wouldn’t have
lost by 340 votes – Don’t worry…Winning and losing
is part of the game – Please sit down – Look at the number of
votes you’ve got? That’s the point Just tell me if you’ve
won or lost – He lost Where? Sultanpuri Majra Keep saving your work I don’t want to
lose any data If the AAP has taken
BJP’s spot They need to assess the
situation they’re in Congratulations, Arvind The Election Officer
will speak to you now Mr.Arvind Kejriwal We have just been told
that Arvind Kejriwal has won from the
New Delhi constituency with over 22,000 votes That’s a massive,
massive victory He has defeated Sheila Dikshit,
the incumbent chief minister There on your screens,
Arvind Kejriwal has just come out Look at the euphoria
here at the AAP office I believe that the
people will win, Democracy will win! Victory to Mother India! We have to be a strong
opposition now and show them
how it’s done We’ll raise those standards We rose against not only the
government failure’s but also the opposition’s Long Live
AAP! Long Live
Arvind Kejriwal! This victory belongs
to the people not me I’m an insignificant man – What do you have to say
about the margin of victory? This is a triumph
of the people This shows how frustrated
the common man was This is not my victory I’m an insignificant man The people of Delhi have taken a decision which we respect That’s all I can say just now It’s a stunning debut A political miracle of sorts Debutant AAP is not going to
form probably the next government But, my god what
a performance Congratulations, sir No party is in a position
to form a majority The BJP, the single largest party
in the Delhi Assembly Doesn’t want to take a
shot at government formation Rumblings within the congress
party are growing louder They’ve issued unconditional
support to the AAP How can we take support
from the Congress? It’s out of the question 50% off in electricity bills 700 litres of water
free to everybody Let them fulfill it – You’re not convinced
it is practical? No, are you? Having undertaken this miracle I’m deeply disappointed that they are
running away from their responsibilities and continuing to
be an NGO You have the majority with
the Congress supporting you Form an alliance and
fulfill your promises For the first time in history a government will be formed
in consultation with the people If you think the AAP shouldn’t
form the government please raise your hands About 50 people And now those who think
otherwise, raise your hands Form the government! I don’t agree
– Why? They should fight
another election These people challenged you and that’s why you
formed a party Now you are a
political party Admit you’re a political party
and act like a politician Go ahead and
deliver now! I support Delhi is all set to have
a new government It is history in the making This is a big moment for
Indian democracy But Yogendra, many questions are going
to be raised again and again about what Arvind and
you said earlier That there’s no question of taking
support from the Congress or the BJP How will you avoid the label of
being a party That started off
with politics Not as usual And may have in this choice
ended up embracing Politics as usual? I, Arvind Kejriwal By the grace of God Bear my allegiance to
the Constitution of India And promise to uphold it with
honesty, devotion and loyalty Long live
the revolution! Friends, today is a
historic day Two and a half
years ago We protested in
these very grounds with a demand to end
corruption in India For two years,
we did all we could Fasts, demonstrations,
everything But slowly it became clear This country will not
change until we transform the politics
of this country We will now
take the oath Repeat after me! I swear that as long as I live I will never take a bribe nor will I ever give a bribe Let’s say it again

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. After going through the comments, its safe to say as citizens of delhi, we would appreciate a reconciliation of all the members who either resigned or were expelled.

  2. Every political party ever starts with promise of anti corruption, developement etc. They all become corrupt establishment over time.

  3. Now the same party is willing to form coalitions with other parties they once despised. HYPOCRITES!

  4. lost out in politics because he did not support BJP… he was anti corruption and he has chosen the side of the most corrupt party in india… BJP may have its flaws too but what it does not have is a long list of scams and money swindled away from country… arvind himself will agree congress has looted more money from India than any other party. but today he has found himself in alliance with him.. due to this his earliest supports from the Anna Hazare movement are not with him today.

  5. Get this man the freakinnnn "Government".
    Corrupt people could infiltrate and screw up his party, but im sure this man will wipe them out even from his own party. I hope parties like him come ahead and contest elections. Enough of these great ruling parties like BJP and INC. They have suppressed a lot of voices until now. AK and his men can definitely do this. I have full faith in this man. He is the one we were waiting for. He shall bring in the change. He shall change the state of this country.

  6. Watching this brings back so many memories. I hope someone make similar documentary about 2019 general election and how bjp is using every dirty trick in the book to steal the election.

  7. I hope arvind kejariwal succeds at national level. We need serious third alternative to bjp and Congress. For this to happen Arvind needs to think large and smart rather and focus on the job.

  8. Long live this beautiful movement of corruption free India and new politics, great arvind sir yogendra Yadav and manish sisodia Kumar Vishvas sanjay gupta prashant bhushan even anna Hazzare!

  9. Biggest dramabaz of india politics people of delhi supported him cause of anti corruption stance but he has not done anything on that matter. All the important figures of the party has left the party . His main mantra is to blame others and and run away. Shame he is now willing to stand with same corrupt polititaians for his existance in delhi.

  10. Great work done by team for this country changing journey…..Hats off to the team … great efforts

  11. I remember ..I was in 8th standard when this movement happened and now i have graduated …he has come a long way …a few mistakes but great steps …still a long way to go

  12. "the insignificant man" well and truly the most significant documentary i have ever seen..kudos to every1….JAI HIND

  13. Politics is the birth right of some politicians ,they think,Shashan prashashan par kabja jamae rakhne ke liye

  14. This man is most corrupt he cheated us and now doing corruption in delhi. We wasted days in dharna for him went out in streets for him even after that he insulted our effort and went with the same opposition we choose him against…. egoostic pathological lier… he lies on national tv and then diverts issues..
    23rd may 2019 will decide his fate he will bite dust for his egoistic mentallity…

  15. He has done so many things for delhi hospitals ,schools, electricity and water I hope he will win the elections again

  16. Hats off to the makers of this documentary, and a big thanks for making such super premium content available for free.

  17. its really a surprising thing tomorrow is election result and youtube recommended me this video today

  18. what an absolute bullcrap…….. this is so saddening that international media is promoting a con man

  19. If you are from outside of india and you are keen to know where is this man? is he fighting with same ideology? is he standing with his promises? well you will be disappointed my friend I have to say aam aadmi party is one most successfully failed movement happened in india

  20. Media controls our mind nowadays..and after seeing the TASHKENT FILES where agents infilterated INDIAN politics as well the media.. how can we trust on parties that are running since ages! AAP party was not limelighted by media ,moreover they turned him into a joke ,and by yogender not suporting as well the credibility was much doubted ..yogender sir can realy influence the masses so they both need to come up together again for betterment of everyone!

  21. I really feel bad about AAP, for me it's a very good Party. But, in this country people value religion, hate, over Education, development. It's not the fault of leader, it's just show how easy it is to fool majority of indians with the help of hate and religion politics. In this election BJP won over 300 seats and AAP being vanished. We need to scared now, maybe we are going to loose our freedom of speech. ALL THE BEST.

  22. Media controls mind, thats it
    A candidate like aatishi lost the election main person responsible for education reforms in delhi govt school. She works for Rs 1 monthly salary for three year, later removed by center itself.

  23. Literally became an insignificant man in 2019 election .. This is why first benchers (kerjriwal) should not fight with last benchers(shah modi) because shah modi hacked EVM way before you are trying to protect it.

  24. 34:03 accha admi chahiye accha admi chahiye….

    Sir mujhme woh credential hai ki mai ek candidate baan saku

    Kejri: tum nahi baan sakte dusro ko dhundo.
    Kyaa chutiya admi hai.

    I donated from my pocket money to this party in 2015 election now i want this party to vanish as it has lost all its credentials.

  25. 11:12 AAP made a pact with INC,SP,BSP ,TMC and several other regional political parties against BJP in 2019 elections, INC and TMC withdrew from coalition but AAP lost all 6 seats in Delhi and won only one seat in Punjab.

  26. Look where AAP is today.
    Losing elections after elections after trying to form the alliance with same corrupt parties whom they attacked in the start.

  27. Just watching this movie now, and man connecting all the dots is making me laugh so hard that somewhere in the past I too supported this maniac!!

    He is nobody. Not only Delhi but he fooled every citizen of India and see what happened now, people who chose him in 2014 and gave 67 out of 70 seats left him all by himself and gave hin a big ZERO in 2019 elections.

    One thing to agree, Politics is not what you see, it's what you don't!!!

  28. Laga ki AAP party kuch kar k dikhayengii Desh k Kichad ko Saf karegii…! Lekin saf karte karte Khud hi Kichad baan gayee..
    Desh ka durbhagya h ki Ek bar kisiiko Satta mill jati h Wo Khud ko Malik or jannta KO Gulam samzte h..!?

  29. when successes gets in to head, he becomes paranoid. I supported this guy and donated my money to him when i was earning peanuts. loot at his pathetic state now building coalition with corrupt party just to be in power. Power corrupts weak mind, arvind kejriwal and his crony are weak minded parasites.

  30. This is incredibly well made, hats off to vice.

    I thought you just made hate pieces against pewdiepie lol

  31. Wrong… Congress is not a party of mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi doesn't belong to any party but to the nation.

  32. Kaash Arvind Kejriwal ji YOGENDRA YADAV sir Ko samaj letey. Still a person following both of you, though leaning towards YOGENDRA sir

  33. खुद के लिए खुद का शूट किया प्रोपेगंडा। इसी वीडियो में वो लोग भी हैं जिन्होने आपिये कजरी को छोड़ दिया। कपिल मिश्रा, कुमार विश्वास और बहुत से कार्यकर्ता इत्यादि। भूषण व योगेन्द्र यादव तो पहले ही अपना सट्टा अलग बिछा लिए थे। पांच साल बडा कीमती वक़्त होता है एक देश के लिए जो आप पार्टी ने बहुत ख़राब किया। जमीनी स्तर पर कोई काम नहीं हुआ

  34. Woah!! I had a very wrong impression of Kejriwal and his party especially when sting operation was on news 24/7 back then. And didn't even know political parties had this much control over media and could even murder someone if he dared to stand against them. It is very sad and embarrassing that even I was brainwashed by media and made to believe AAP is just another party functioning for their own benefit.
    Thank you Khusboo and Vinay for such an amazing documentry. You guys have done an amazing job and taught me to have an open mind and not to blindly believe anyone.

  35. These vice fools never understand the big picture, they are mind washed and show every other country in a dark light other than the west. They never cover any good story from India. Why don't they cover Ford Foundation? Through which the CIA is funding the Kajeriwal governmen, is that not corruption? I am not saying things like these are not happening in India, they are and people are fighting for it. I dare you VICE journalists, make a documentary on the CIA activities in India. Why are they undermining democracy in India?

  36. Disclaimer : these are just random comments, if someone doesnt agree, I am not imposing these on anyone

    1. 9:28 , Exactly.. I feel that is so me.. ye smartwork karne wale log 40% of the time sach mein koi aisi trick lekar aate hain which is worth saving time but 60% of the time wo shayad thoda exrtra kaam se bachna ya loosewords mein kaamchori hoti hai.. jisase mujhe bahut jyada problem hai.. main har kaam time lekar karna pasand karungi lekin solution instant nahi long tun ke liye chahiye esp when concerning to public.. so Arvind Kejriwal ji.. iss point pe aapne dil jeet liya.. ab kitne bhi log kahein hi ye kisi ki nahi sunta.. agar logic aisa hai toh ye akele bhi hain toh hum jaise log hanesha inke saath hain.. kyunki wahi hai asali solution..

  37. He started to fight against corrupted parties but latter support them. This is Politics

  38. Thanks for the love from all around the world,but sorry too that in India we the people don't want such a government who is making changes in our society we want secularism??and this is the Truth

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