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End of Game for Arvind Kejriwal?

Published : May 21, 2017, 12:32 am IST
Updated : May 21, 2017, 12:32 am IST

After a promising start, Arvind Kejriwal’s downfall looks imminent and his political image has taken a beating.

Arvind Kejriwal
 Arvind Kejriwal

The higher they rise, the harder they fall. The first time Arvind Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi in December 2013, he quit after 49 days in office, inviting the now infamous epithet bhagoda. But the blood was still running hot in the veins of the Aam Aadmi Party’s boss, and he fought back to sweep the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, winning 67 of the 70 seats — such was the absolute faith of the people of Delhi who voted him to power on the anti-corruption plank.

Scarcely two years later, the same people dumped Kejriwal into oblivion in the Muncipal Corporation elections, sick and tired of his shenanigans, roguish leadership, and an ego which apparently even prompted him to harbor ambitions (illusions) of becoming the Prime Minister of India. But the worst was yet to come, when his own partymen began to desert him, levelling allegations of corruption against the man who rose to power on the promise to clean up the country.

The latest allegation comes from AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, who is accusing Kejriwal of taking a Rs 2 crore bribe from Delhi Health Minister, Satyendra Jain. With AAP losing in all the polls in which it recently contested, the downfall of the biggest upstart that Indian politics has probably ever seen looks to be almost complete. It might be very difficult for Kejriwal to salvage his image as a clean politician.

Arvind Kejriwal
Date of Birth: August 16, 1968
Time of Birth: 07:30 (unconfirmed)
Place of Birth: Siwani, Bhiwani district, Haryana

Powerful Raj Yoga
Arvind Kejriwal is born with Leo ascendant. The prominent feature in his chart is the conjunction of second and eleventh house Lord Mercury, fifth house Lord Jupiter and tenth house Lord Venus in the ascendant, which forms a very powerful raj yoga. This is what makes Kejriwal a spirited leader who always seeks attention. Also, it makes him immensely ambitious. The grapevine has it that he had even started dreaming of becoming the Prime Minister of India.  

A wonderful career
Kejriwal has five planets in the trine houses of his horoscope. Sun is the atmakaraka in his chart. So, he possesses impressive leadership qualities and mass appeal. It promises a wonderful career, as long as he can focus his attention on Delhi, stay down-to-earth, and not get embroiled in corruption.

Sudden downfall
Sun is the ascendant Lord and placed in the twelfth house with debilitated Mars. It makes him over-confident, dominant and often known for his confrontational attitude. Also, Saturn, debilitated sixth house Lord in the ninth house of luck with the Lord of twelfth house Moon is a very strong negative signature in his chart. It indicates lots of struggle and difficulties in his political career. It also makes him prone to a sudden downfall, as witnessed recently after AAP lost in the Assembly elections and even in the Delhi Municipal Corporation polls.

Dark shadow over his public image
Kejriwal is currently under the influence of Jupiter mahadasha and Venus bhukti. Though the Jupiter-Venus conjunction in the ascendant is conducive to progress, the current transit of Rahu over this conjunction indicates dramatic collapse of his public image. Rahu is placed in the eighth house and its significator Jupiter is eclipsed by transiting Rahu, which may cause struggle and tensions. Many misunderstandings, problems and doubts will dent his public image. Also, the forthcoming transit of Rahu in Cancer will remain difficult for him. The infighting in his party and his partymen turning against him publically are a case in point.

Legal issues to damage his political career
Rahu in Cancer will be moving over the natal Sun and Mars, which also indicates legal issues and implications that may cause severe damage to his political career. The transiting Jupiter in Libra may help him to an extent but it will be very difficult and nearly impossible to regain his image, credibility and authority in Indian politics. He is likely to face explosive situations within his own party. Kejriwal and his cohorts are facing multiple investigations from all directions, such as Delhi Police, CBI, Income Tax, Punjab Police and the Election Commission. The Delhi government’s own Anti-Corruption Branch is investigating corruption charges against him. In such a scenario, it looks improbable that Kejriwal can salvage his image as a squeaky clean politician, much less as one who is out to clean up the mess in the country.

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