Respected Mrs. Kejriwal,
I have decided to write this ‘Open Letter’ to you with an honest expectation in my heart that you shall certainly entertain my request which I am going to submit henceforth before you because by doing so it will certainly create a silver lining in the history of Indian Politics and a credit to you personally apart from enhancing your husband’s reputation. You may wonder as to why I have decided to submit my request to you rather than submitting it directly to your husband, the Chief Minister of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. But, there are strong reasons behind it. These are as follows:
- The First reason is: Though I have personally not submitted any such request to the Chief Minister himself but in the past many public spirited people and organizations including Chief Minister’s former allies have made numerous identical requests to the Chief Minister of Delhi but he has unfortunately paid no heed to their requests.
- The Second reason is: recently the Government of NCT of Delhi headed by your husband has been writing letters to the wives of celebrated Bollywood actors like Ajay Devgan, Shahrukh Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Govinda requesting them to encourage their husbands to not endorse tobacco products as these contain cancer causing agents. This, in my view is indeed a wonderful idea and great step. So, this idea also struck me (for which again the ‘AAP Govt’ is solely responsible) that I should also submit my petition to you on people’s behalf with a request to persuade your husband. Mrs. Kejriwal, interestingly my petition is also pertaining to Cancer itself, though not ‘Bodily Cancer’ for which ‘AAP Govt’ wrote to the famous actors’ wives rather ‘Social Cancer’ for the elimination of which your husband had made a primary resolve and had to reluctantly enter into Party-politics by his own admission. Yes, that is the social ‘Cancer of Corruption’.
Mrs. Kejriwal, I am completely unaware of your affection/disaffection towards Politics, more particularly of your husband’s politics and therefore I seek apology in advance if I am unknowingly dragging you into this arena. But, this is indeed vital, Mrs. Kejriwal, and it is inevitable for me to bring this issue to your gracious consideration. I hope you remember, even though you might not be interested in politics, the circumstances which forced your husband to join Party-Politics. It was primarily Janlokpal Act and inclusion of Political Parties within the purview of RTI Act. Janlokpal, though comparatively weak has already been passed by his Government but he has completely backtracked on the issue of bringing his Party under the purview of RTI Act. He has completely forgotten his promise to the people of this country. Mrs. Kejriwal, you must be aware about how vehemently he criticized other political parties for not willing to come under the purview of RTI and now he too is exactly doing the same. Is he not murdering the trust of people? Is he not dismantling the faith of citizenry? You know, whenever I think about this, I remember the story which I had read in class 6 titled ‘Haar ki Jeet’ related to ‘Baba Bharati and Khadag Singh’. I do not understand Politics deeply enough but perhaps it is the ‘Character of Power’ and the ‘Drugs of Chair’ which has the potential to change a man and his vision so drastically.
Mrs. Kejriwal, I had also joined the ‘AAM Aadmi Party’ only 2 months after its formal launching but recently decided to untie my knot with it after writing an ‘Open Letter’ to the Chief Minister for many reasons but this being the primary one.
I do not believe that he is the same Arvind Kejriwal who with the help of RTIs fought in the ghettos of Delhi for the rights of the marginalized and now his office stonewalls my RTI petitions.
Mrs. Kejriwal, you may or may not believe but I had made a resolve to myself that if ‘AAP’ won elections in Delhi, I would undertake a pilgrimage to ‘Ma Vaishno Devi’s temple. I successfully undertook the pilgrimage after AAP made a clean-sweep in Delhi election. After that I returned to Delhi, where I tried to meet the Delhi CM personally for offering him the ‘Prasad’ which I had brought and kept for him with an extreme devotedness but after failing in my attempt to meet him I handed over a bag of ‘Prasad’ to his Car driver with a slip inside it pouring my affection in words. Hope, you must have got the bag of ‘Prasad’ from the Car driver. I have stated all this to prove my dedication to him and the cause he had espoused. But, now I feel deceived. I am continuously derided by my friends and family for my decision to join ‘AAP’ and this becomes an embarrassing situation for me.
So Mrs. Kejriwal, now I would like to revert to the prime purpose of my letter-petition to you. This is, with all due humility, a personal request to you, to persuade your husband, the Chief Minister of Delhi, to bring his ‘Aam Admi Party’ under the purview of RTI so that a new example in the democratic history of India is set up when a Chief Minister after being persuaded by his wife, brought his Party under the domain of ‘RTI Act’. This shall also strengthen Peoples’ belief in women’s power, which will be a positive sign for democracy.
I hope you shall certainly entertain my petition on people’s behalf and will act accordingly in this regard. Hope to hear the ‘Good News’ soon.
Rohit Kumar (Former Member of ‘AAP’)
4th Year B.A.LL.B Student,
School of Law, KIIT University,