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Indian politics: The party of ordinary people

The Indian documentary An Insignificant Man is an interesting picture of how a political movement can emerge and gain momentum. 

Most significantly, the symbol of the Indian party AAP is a diet. If one has to boil down their political vision to one sentence, it is that they want to cleaned up. Clean up the lush stream of bribery, corruption, scams and humbug that has plagued Indian politics for far too many years. Clean up the politicians who are available to buy and who like to pay citizens with money or alcohol to get their vote. Clean up all the covert agreements, which for example mean unnecessarily expensive electricity prices for some of the country's poorest citizens. In short: clean up and get the ideals back to Indian politics.

The man behind this simple – and some will probably say deeply naive – vision is Arvind Kejriwal, who painstakingly fights his way through the political system and establishes the AAP, which stands for the Common. . .

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