Dear Mr. Kejriwal
I heard that you have apologized for your resignation and the party is planning public meetings to understand whether or not people of Delhi want you back.
Now I might not be available in any of these public meetings given my work but here’s what I have to say (From my limited understanding of Indian political system and AAP)
Just 6-7 months back, I was an avid supporter of AAP.Well supporter might be a understatement to highlight the dedication because I remember how I used to talk about better future of Delhi and our country given AAP comes into power. No you will not find my name in the volunteer’s list. Neither my work allowed nor I wanted to get in it full time (and you may choose to ignore my mail given that I haven’t worked for AAP and have only supported it in my discussions with my limited universe,off course in voting and donation) but here is why I believe that I CAN’T TRUST YOU AGAIN WITH MY VOTE :
1. You are too idealistic to be operating in my country’s political system. I don’t want a CM who can’t take a decision of living in a particular house without people’s support.Pls be clear whether you want to be a popular or an effective leader. Do you think I/people care a bit about size of your house if you would have implemented even one thing that you spoke about in your manifesto.
2. I enjoy drama and have my share through movies/soaps regularly. I can’t see the drama of you and your party each day whenever I switch on any news channel.
3. Though you have some years of experience in Indian Revenue services, yet its irrelevant to the position in question at this point so for us you are a fresher. Get your hands dirty before moving to a higher order role.
4. Learn to get work done even with people who don’t directly align to you. Dharna is no solution.
5. For me you were a wrong hire who resigned before probation completion (thinking that we will want to retain you) but guess what Mr Kejriwal REHIRING is not that easy.
Since I am into HR (and my mind is inseparable from my profession) here are the development areas that you /AAP needs :
1. Prioritizing work
2. Multitasking and operating in multistakeholder environment
3. Accountability for work
4. Working in cross functional teams effectively
5. Have realistic goals and ways to achieve them
Some of them can be covered by dedicated training programs. For others on the job training would be required.Sitting in opposition for 5 years is a wonderful idea to begin with.Pls leverage the maximum benefits of experience of 4 MPs from Punjab via Mentorship/Coaching Programs.
And last but not the least hire a dedicated HR.
(This is a guest post on this blog)