In his first two weeks in office, the new broom sweeping through Indian politics seems to be proving the old rule that if everyone’s attacking you, you must be doing something right.
Or to put it another way, the new Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is showing just how much the established political order of the Congress Party and the opposition BJP is running scared.
After his first attempt at an open public hearing this weekend went a little awry, much of the India media were lining up to write it off as a chaotic disaster – many with links to big parties.
It may be that his Aam Aadmi Party with its spartan broom symbol is still too new and small to have much hope in the 300 constituencies it says it will contest in this spring’s general elections.
This same weekend, Congress party supporters stoned buses carrying workers from his Aam Aadmi party and pelted them with black ink as they took their campaign to one of the ruling Gandhi family bastions.
Last week, right-wing thugs smashed up the Aam Aadmi’s party’s headquarters; another meeting was disrupted on Monday.
Mr Kejriwal’s decision to hold an open public hearing, or janata durbar, was always bound to be more of a spectacle than new government in operation.