The Real Fight is the Fight against Darkness within


Acting from a point of integrity within, while in the thick of a war between good and evil, is extremely difficult to say the least, as the urges of the animalistic drives instinctively and compulsively arise, eclipsing consciousness as they do. Opposing evil can bring out some of the most raw and vicious psychological responses within a human being, including the wish to wreak revenge, to see others suffer, and to brutally kill. Many retreat from the opposition to evil and the responses it brings up, and instead hold onto a sense of peace by simply avoiding all conflict and by not getting involved. Well wishing and praying for a good outcome, safely from the sidelines, is easy; likewise it is easy for people like this to look and feel superior to those going through the psychological responses actively opposing evil brings.
But the wish for a better world has to translate into action, which means that we actually have to get out and do things. If we value light, truth, and goodness we also have a duty to defend it against darkness, as without that defense, goodness would simply be eradicated from the earth by the plans of evil. By doing so, those who oppose evil must confront their true self as it is only in facing opposition that the dark side of our own psychology emerges and can thus be seen and changed; much of the battle is overcoming the darkness within and this is what leads to real inner change and spiritual growth

How BJP’s Trojan Horses Manipulated Anna!

Here is an analysis about how BJP destroyed Anna Hazare’s Credibility.
1. When IAC announced political plunge Anna first supported the decision to form a party.
2. But obviously, Kiran Bedi and VK Singh conspired to convince Anna to alienate himself from the new party.
3. Eventually Anna started distancing himself from AAP and at the same time Kiran Bedi and VK Singh took Anna for ride. With VK Singh Anna moved across India, basically campaigning against Congress (and helping BJP for upcoming elections)
4. When AAP swept the Delhi elections, BJP was threatened. They again sent their agents, Kiran Bedi and VK Singh and asked Anna to compromise on JokePal Bill and Anna did. Helping BJP’s LS prospectus as AK would not be able to make JanLokpal as election issue for LS polls. JanlokPal was one of the issues because of which AAP won in Delhi.
5. Once Lokpal bill was passed, Anna Hazare was of no use to BJP. Immediately after that Kiran Bedi started loudly supporting Modi and VK Singh officially joined BJP and got a ticket to fight elections.
6. Meanwhile Santosh Bhartiya played the spoiler sport to create a ruckus between AK and Anna.
7. Now that Anna was not needed anymore, it was important for BJP to destroy Anna’s credibility. So Anna was tricked into supporting Mamta Banerjee. (AK clarified that he also replied to Annas letter). Mamta Banerjee is discredited leader and a joke into herself. People laughed at Anna supporting Mamta Banerjee.
8. Anna denied attending Mamta’s Rally sighting low turnout, it was a game played by Santosh Bhartiya to discredit Anna as well Mamta. Anna gave two reasons for attending rally, first he said he was sick (of which Santosh Bharti has audio recording, obviously he was spying on Anna) and later in PC he announced he didn’t come because low turnout.
9. Now Anna will not support any political candidate anymore, nor any political candidate would want Anna’s support, because of the flop show with Mamta Banerjee, which means Anna would not be a threat anymore to BJP.

Well played BJP! Salute to your cunningness!! You defeated Shakuni of Mahabharata in cheating and manipulation!!!

Our Fight is not just Political but Spiritual

What if you live in a society where corruption is a virtue and honesty a sin?
What if being honest has become a crime and the only way to survive and live a comfortable life is by being dishonest.
It’s generally considered uncivil to ask someone’s salary but in India, we not only we do ask about salary we also ask if he gets anything ‘extra’. Often people who don’t get anything ‘extra’ answer it in a sad way that they hold a position where there are no chances of getting that ‘extra’.
We call ourselves one of the oldest and most cultured civilisation. Ram expelled his wife just because a washerman suspected her purity. Such were our values and those keepers of these values were our ideals. But we feel no shame while accepting a bribe or offering it.
We have become a fallen society where all kinds of vices rule us. Be it greed, dishonesty, jealousy, anger, arrogance, materialism, lust we are fully drowned into it. We have become a degenerating society.
This has lead to Indians being a society of people with diminishing spiritual values. If we are deeply drowned in these vices our spirit can’t grow. We can’t achieve our full potential of being a true and full human being. You can not live a peaceful, happy life if you are dishonest inside. The Law of Karma won’t let you escape if you have cheated for a living. People might have become millionaires by crony capitalism and all kinds of trickery but they can’t achieve true happiness. True happiness and peace of mind comes if you cultivate higher values like love, compassion, kindness, truthfulness.
The joy of helping a needy person is million times more than having a million rupees. The joy of seeing a happy person to whom you helped is countless than the joy of owning a big house.
Anything, be it a small or big, any act of selflessness brings tremendous amount of joy and peace. And only in peace and joy does soul grow and achieves its full potential.

Hence, our fight is not just political. Deep down its based on spiritual values. If our political fight allows us to build a system where people have a free choice to be corrupt or uncorrupt I think we have succeeded.

BJP’s False Propaganda Machine Against AAP

BJP is running a false propaganda against AAP since its inception. We all know and its not very uncommon that in old style politics leaders have always spread lies to fool the people. For example BJP has been saying we are Congress’ B-team and Congress has been saying we are BJPs B-team. We were often called as agents of corporates, then later RSS agents, CIA agents and somebody has even gone ahead to call us Taliban Agents.

BJP has hired several full time employees to spread lies against AAP. Often these lies are spread thru online media. For example,, CNN-IBN website, HindustanTimes website and TOI website are the top targets. The process goes something like this.
As soon as any post related to AAP is published on these websites, these BJP trolls jump on the post with negative comments. These negative comments are immediately up voted by these same people so that if sorted by ‘Best’, the negative comments will always remain on top. Another way to suppress the positive comments has been to ‘flag’ them several times so that the commenting system automatically removes them, this way any comment in favor of AAP gets deleted.

What do these negative comments usually contain. Mostly lies. For example: AAP is antinational, AAP is Congress’ B-Team, AAP is naxalite, AAP is terrorist, AAP is CIA Agent. AAP is anti-hindu etc etc. There is never any constructive criticism but just lies, lies and lies.

Whenever journalists highlight AAP’s salient features, the BJP trolls find something similar from BJP and try to highlight that BJP was first to do so.

There are also several doctored images in circulation against AAP leaders.

I would like all AAP supporters and consumers of online media to be aware of BJPs False Propaganda Machine.

A New Chapter in Indian Politics

Dear friends,

Politics is a sacred word but for last few decades it had become a synonym for everything that is bad. That was the primary reason why all honest and clean people were shying away from politics.  As a result politics was controlled by mafia and agents of corporate houses. Thats why rich people kept on becoming richer and poor people lost all hopes.

Few activists kept raising their voices against all the injustice and corrupt practices in politics. Often their voices went unheard. Good people, as always do not work together and divided they often failed. For the first time under Anna’s leadership all the activists came together and so did the entire population of India. It was a historic movement that shook the very roots of India’s corrupt politics. Aam Aadmi Party was born out of this movement and today, after one year of its formation it has formed its government.

The Aam Aadmi is now in power. The CM, the MLAs, the bureaucrats will now serve to the Aam Aadmi. A new era of people’s government has begun. Once we put the Swaraj Kanoon in practice, the government will officially be run by people. It will take next few months to pass the bill and then implement it. But we have already started the process. All AAP MLAs will often conduct Mohalla Sabhas and decisions will be taken into such meetings.

From representative democracy to participatory democracy to direct democracy, the journey is going to be long and tough. In the process we will make mistakes and we will learn from them and will reiterate and reiterate to make the direct democracy model sustainable and functional.

When the best and brilliant people with good intentions decide to govern, I believe there is nothing impossible!

Why We Must Win?

If we win this election, it will not be victory of Arvind Kejriwal or Aam Aadmi Party but it will be the victory of the ideas and principles that we are fighting for.

What are we fighting for? We are fighting for true Swaraj, where we want to give power to the people. Decisions will be taken by people for people. There will be complete transparency in the way bureaucracy works. There will be accountability. Every penny will be spent by people’s approval. Only honest people would be allowed to enter the temples of democracy. They will be true servant of people, not rulers. They will only do what the people want them to do. They will be executive but decisions will be made by people. People will fund their favorite parties. Elections will be fought on real issues and not manufactured one. People will have the right to reject all candidates. People will have the right to recall a candidate. We want to root out vote bank politics.

If we win, a message will go across India and to all parties that the old way of doing politics is now over. They will have to adopt to the new ways which change the entire landscape  of India. For a long time, they have been using the black money to fight elections. They will now need real people on the ground and real issues to talk about. They won’t be able to buy out voters. Nobody will play communal card. The Communal-Corruption-Raj will be over. And new sun will rise where clean candidates with honest intentions will be welcomed in politics.


10 Questions by Sagarika Ghose

Q1. How will u make up Delhi’s power deficit? Will u buy power? Who will pay?
Ans 1. Delhi is a power surplus state now, not power deficit any more.

Q2: Will you give free power to the poor? nationalise electricity? Bring back DESU?
Ans 2. We r not giving free power to anyone
Q3: new AC buses heavily subsidised by Centre under JNNURM.If a hostile Centre stops this subsidy what will u do?
Ans 3. Does this mean that we shud dismiss all non-Cong state govts or shud state govts be servile to centre

Q4: what will u do on cycle- rickshaws, street vendors? Regularise them? Ban them?
Ans 4. We will organize them properly
Q5: what will do on land/lal dora issues? demolish or regularise illegal slum colonies?.
Ans 5. Lal Dora issue is quite serious for villagers. Lal Dora limits ought to be revisited in consultation wid villagers

Q6: Will a JLPbill not create a daroga raj, inspector raj, massive army of babu-cops, more red tape, delays?
Ans 6. JLP is only abt creating an independent CBI at centre and similar independent body at state level

Q7: where do u stand on welfare spend? U support FSB, MNREGA? more spending?
And 7. We need to create an honest delivery system for the poor People shud be directly involved in designing and implementation of schemes
Q8:Your party is a year old–are u confident your MLAs won’t be bought over for crores in event of hung house?
Ans 8. Our MLAs are completely wid the party. In any case, under present anti-defection law, it is almost impossible

Q9:How will you fast track police reforms? will u implement SC reccos on police reforms in Delhi?
Ans 9. Delhi Police under Centre’s control.

10: Does the entire party support Prashant”s well known views on J&K?
Ans 10. No. The party does not support his views.

हिंदू, मुस्लिम, सिख, ईसाई – कोई भी धर्म हमें एक-दूसरे की हत्या या नफरत करना नहीं सिखाता। हर धर्म प्यार और मोहब्बत का संदेश देता है।

प्रिय दोस्तों,
पिछले कुछ वर्षों से देश भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ एकजुट हुआ है। हिंदू, मुस्लिम, सिख, ईसाई- सभी धर्मं के लोग अन्ना के नेतृत्व में एकजुट हुए। गंदी राजनीति करने वाले नेता इसे बर्दाश्त नहीं कर पा रहे। ये इस एकजुटता को तोड़ने की कोशिश करेंगे ताकि इनका भ्रष्टाचार चलता रहे।
मैंने मुसलमान बहनों, भाइयों के नाम एक पत्र लिखा था। उस पत्र में मैंनें लिखा था कि किस तरह से पिछले 65 सालों से कांग्रेस पार्टी ने इस देश के मुसलमानों को अपना बंधुआ वोटर बना रखा है। ‘‘बीजेपी आ जाएगी’’ – यह डर दिखाकर कांग्रेस मुसलमानों से वोट लेती है। एक तरफ कांग्रेस ने मुसलमानों को अपना वोट बैंक बना रखा है और दूसरी तरपफ बीजेपी हिंदुओं में मुसलमानों के प्रति नफरत पैदा कर उन्हें अपना वोट बैंक बनाने की कोशिश करती है। न आज तक कांग्रेस ने मुसलमानों का कोई भला किया और न बीजेपी ने हिंदुओं का कोई भला किया।
कांग्रेस, बीजेपी व अन्य कुछ पार्टियों की पूरी राजनीति हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों के बीच ज़हर घोलने पर ही चलती है। जितना हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों के मन में एक-दूसरे के खिलापफ ज़हर पैदा होगा उतनी ही इन पार्टियों की राजनीति चमकेगी।
इस नफरत की राजनीति को ख़त्म करके दोनों कौमों के बीच अमन और चैन कायम करना ‘आम आदमी पार्टी’ का ध्येय है। यही बात करने के लिए मैंने वह पत्र लिखा था।
कई साथियों ने उस पत्र की तारीफ की। उन्होंने उस पत्र की भावना को और उसके मक़सद को समझा है। हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों के बीच में अमन और शांति का माहौल पैदा करने की इस नई राजनीति की पहल का उन्होंने स्वागत किया है।
लेकिन कुछ साथियों ने कुछ प्रश्न भी उठाएं हैं। इस पत्र के ज़रिए मैं उन प्रश्नों के जवाब देने की कोशिश करूंगा।
एक प्रश्न यह पूछा गया है कि मैंने मुसलमानों के लिए अलग से पत्र क्यों लिखा? मेरा जवाब है कि इसमें गलत क्या है। अगर इस पत्र के जरिए मैं हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों के बीच अमन और शांति कायम करने का प्रयास करता हूं तो इसमें गलत क्या है। अगर मैं मुसलमानों को कांग्रेस की वोट बैंक की राजनीति के चंगुल से मुक्त होने की अपील करता हूं तो इसमें गलत क्या है? इसके पहले मैंने दिल्ली के व्यापारियों के नाम एक पत्र लिखा था। व्यापारियों को भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने आज तक अपना वोट बैंक बना कर रखा, लेकिन उनके लिए किया कुछ भी नहीं। इसके पहले मैंने बाल्मिकी समाज के लिए भी एक पत्रा लिखा था। बाल्मिकी समाज को आज तक कांग्रेस ने अपना वोट बैंक बना कर रखा लेकिन उनके लिए कुछ नहीं किया। इसके पहले मैंने दिल्ली के झुग्गीवासियों के नाम भी एक पत्र लिखा था। इन्हें कांग्रेस ने अपना वोट बैंक बना रखा है, लेकिन उनको कभी आगे बढ़ने नहीं देती।
समाज के अलग-अलग तबके को पत्र लिखकर मैं इन पार्टियों की गंदी वोट बैंक की राजनीति से लोगों को आगाह करना चाहता हूं। जब मैंने व्यापारियों को पत्रा लिखा, बाल्मिकी समाज को पत्रा लिखा, ऑटो वालों को पत्र लिखा और झुग्गीवालों को पत्र लिखा, तब किसी ने कुछ नहीं कहा। लेकिन जैसे ही मैंने मुसलमानों के नाम पत्र लिखा तो तुरंत कुछ साथियों ने इसका विरोध किया। उन साथियों का कहना है कि मैंने धर्म को आधर बनाकर पत्र क्यों लिखा? ऐसा मैंने इसलिए किया क्योंकि दूसरी पार्टियां धर्म को आधार बनाकर ज़हर घोलती हैं। अगर वो हिंदू और मुसलमान के बीच ज़हर घोलती हैं तो हमें हिंदू और मुसलमान के बीच ही तो एकता की बात करनी पड़ेगी। अलग-अलग धर्मो के लोगों को अपील करके यह तो कहना ही पड़ेगा कि इनकी ज़हरीली बातों में मत आओ और सब एक साथ रहो, भाईचारे के साथ रहो।
कुछ महीनों पहले मैं मुंबई गया। जैसे ही एयरपोर्ट पर उतरा, एक साथी ने आकर मुझे टोपी पहना दी जिस पर मराठी में लिखा था ‘‘मी आम आदमी आहे।’’ दो दिन तक मैं टोपी पहन कर घूमता रहा, किसी ने कोई आपत्ति नहीं की। कुछ दिनों बाद मेरे घर बंगाल से एक लड़का आया। उसने मेरे सिर पर बंगाली टोपी रख दी, पूरा दिन मैं उसे पहनकर घूमता रहा। किसी ने कुछ नहीं कहा। अभी दिल्ली के गांव-गांव में मैं घूम रहा हूं। ढेरों मंदिरों में जाता हूं। कई गांव में लोग मुझे पगड़़ी पहनाते हैं, कभी किसी ने कोई आपत्ति नहीं की। लेकिन एक दिन जब एक मुसलमान भाई ने मेरे सिर पर उर्दू की टोपी पहना दी तो कुछ साथियों ने इसका विरोध् किया। मुझ पर आरोप लगाया कि मैं मुस्लिम तुष्टिकरण कर रहा हूं।
विरोध करने वालों में दो किस्म के लोग हैं। एक वो लोग हैं जो कांग्रेस, भाजपा या अन्य पार्टियों से संबंध रखते हैं। हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों के बीच भाईचारा पैदा करने की ‘आम आदमी पार्टी’ की राजनीति ने इन्हें विचलित कर दिया है। इन्हें अपनी दुकानें बंद होती नज़र आ रही हैं। दूसरी श्रेणी में वो लोग हैं जो सच्चे हैं, ईमानदार हैं और देशभक्त हैं। जब ऐसे कुछ लोग प्रश्न करते हैं तो मुझे चिंता होती है। ऐसे सभी साथियों से मेरा निवेदन है कि वो बैठकर सोचें कि जो कुछ मैंने किया, वह मुस्लिम तुष्टिकरण था या भारत को जोड़ने के लिए था? जैसे ही ‘मुसलमान’ व ‘उर्दू’ शब्द आता है तो कुछ साथी इतने विचलित क्यों हो जाते हैं? ये पार्टियां यही तो चाहती हैं कि हमारे मन में एक-दूसरे के खिलापफ ज़हर भर जाए।
मैं ऐसे सभी साथियों से हाथ जोड़कर कहना चाहता हूं कि इस देश में हिंदुओं के दुश्मन मुसलमान नहीं है और मुसलमानों के दुश्मन हिंदू नहीं है। बल्कि हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों – दोनों के दुश्मन ये गंदे नेता और उनकी गंदी राजनीति है। जिस दिन इस देश के लोगों को ये छोटा परंतु महत्वपूर्ण सच समझ आ जाएगा, उस दिन इन नेताओं की दुकानें बंद हो जाएंगी। ये नेता हर कोशिश करेंगे कि हमारे दिलों के अंदर ज़हर भरते रहें। साथियों, हमें इसी का सामना करना है।
हमारे दफ्तर में एक लड़का काम करता है। उसका नाम है जावेद। एक दिन उसे सड़क पर चलते हुए पुलिस ने रोक लिया। उससे उसका नाम पूछा। जब उसने अपना नाम बताया तो पुलिस वाले ने धर्म के नाम पर दो गालियां दी और पांच मिनट तक उसे सड़क पर मुर्गा बना दिया। मैं यह नहीं कहता कि सारी पुलिस फोर्स ऐसी हैं। लेकिन अगर कुछ पुलिस वाले ऐसा करते हैं, तो क्या हमें उसकी निंदा नहीं करनी चाहिए? उसके खिलाफ आवाज़ नहीं उठानी चाहिए? क्या ऐसा करना मुस्लिम तुष्टिकरण होगा?
हमारी कार्यकर्ता संतोष कोली का एक्सीडेंट हुआ। ऐसा शक है कि उसका एक्सीडेंट करवाया गया। वह दलित समाज से है। अगर आज हम उसका साथ दे रहे हैं तो क्या यह दलितों का तुष्टिकरण है? अभी एक महीना पहले बिहार से दिल्ली आई एक महिला का सामूहिक बलात्कार किया गया। हमने इसके खिलाफ आवाज़ उठाई। तो क्या यह बिहारियों का तुष्टिकरण था? मैंने 1984 में सिखों के कत्लेआम के खिलापफ आवाज़ उठाई तो क्या वह सिखों का तुष्टिकरण था? मैंने कई मंचों से कश्मीरी हिंदुओं के साथ हुए अन्यायों के खिलाफ आवाज़ उठाई तो क्या यह हिंदुओं का तुष्टिकरण था? यदि नहीं, तो फिर इशरत जहाँ मामले में निष्पक्ष जांच की मांग करना मुसलमानों का तुष्टिकरण कैसे हो सकता है? हम क्या मांग रहे हैं? केवल निष्पक्ष जांच ही तो मांग रहे हैं। क्या निष्पक्ष जांच नहीं होनी चाहिए?
इसमें कोई शक़ नहीं कि कई आतंकवादी मुसलमान रहे हैं। पर इसका मतलब यह कतई नहीं हो सकता कि हर मुसलमान आतंकवादी होता है। मैं ऐसे कई मुसलमानों को जानता हूं जो भारत के लिए सब कुछ न्यौछावर करके बैठे हैं। आज देश को ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम, अब्दुल हमीद और कैप्टन हनीपुफद्दीन पर गर्व है। ‘आम आदमी पार्टी’ में ही कितने मुसलमान साथी हैं जिन्होंने भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त भारत के लिए अपनी नौकरी और अपना परिवार दोनों त्याग दिए।
जैसे कई आतंकवादी मुसलमान होते हैं वैसे ही कई आतंकवादी और देशद्रोही अन्य धर्मो से भी होते हैं। माधुरी गुप्ता तो हिंदू थीं जिसने पाकिस्तान को भारत के कई सुराग बेच दिए थे। मेरा मानना है कि आतंकवादी न हिंदू होता है और न मुसलमान। वो केवल गद्दार होता है। उसे सख़्त से सख़्त सज़ा मिलनी चाहिए। हिंदू, मुस्लिम, सिख, ईसाई – कोई भी धर्म हमें एक-दूसरे की हत्या या नफरत करना नहीं सिखाता। हर धर्म प्यार और मोहब्बत का संदेश देता है। इसीलिए आतंकवादी न हिंदू होते हैं और न ही मुसलमान।
बाटला हाउस मामले पर भी कुछ साथियों ने सवाल खड़े किए हैं। इस मामले में दो युवाओं की मौत हुई और एक पुलिस अफसर श्री मोहन चंद शहीद हुए। कई लोगों के मन में शक़ है कि क्या उन युवाओं को मारने की जरूरत थी या उन्हें जि़ंदा पकड़ा जा सकता था? अगर वो दोनों शख़्स आतंकवादी थे तब तो उन्हें जि़ंदा पकड़ना अत्यंत आवश्यक था ताकि उनके मालिकों का पता लगाया जा सके। और यदि वो निर्दोष थे तो क्या दोषी पुलिस वालों को सज़ा नहीं मिलनी चाहिए? मौके पर एक जाबांज़ पुलिस अफसर श्री मोहन चंद शहीद हुए। वो अपना पफजऱ् अदा करते हुए शहीद हो गए। उनकी मौत कैसे और किन हालातों में हुई? क्या इस पूरे मामले की निष्पक्ष जांच की मांग करना मुस्लिम तुष्टिकरण है?
इस देश को बचाने के लिए न जाने कितने पुलिस वालों ने अपनी जान दी है। मध्य प्रदेश के आई.पी.एस नरेंद्र कुमार को भाजपा सरकार के शासन में खनन मापि़फया ने कुचल कर मार डाला। उत्तर प्रदेश के कुण्डा जिले में डी.एस.पी. जि़या-उल-हक़ को एक नेता के समर्थकों की उपद्रवी भीड़ द्वारा हत्या करवा दी गई। ‘आम आदमी पार्टी’ ने इन मामलों में आवाज़ उठाई। 26 नवंबर 2008 को कांग्रेस शासनकाल में मुंबई पर आतंकवादियों का हमला हुआ। कई कमांडो ने अपनी जान पर खेलकर देश को बचाया। कमांडो सुरिंदर सिंह उनमें से एक थे। उनकी टांग में गोली लगी। बम धमाके में उनकी सुनने की क्षमता समाप्त हो गई। उन्हें सम्मानित करना तो दूर, कांग्रेस सरकार ने उन्हें शारीरिक रूप से अक्षम घोषित करके नौकरी से निकाल दिया। कई महीनों तक उनकी पेंशन नहीं दी। ‘आम आदमी पार्टी’ ने उनकी न्याय की लड़ाई लड़ी। उसके बाद उन्हें पेंशन मिलने लगी। अब ‘आम आदमी पार्टी’ ने दिल्ली कैंट विधानसभा से उन्हें उम्मीदवार घोषित किया है। इन्हीं पार्टियों की दुकानें अब बंद होती नज़र आ रही हैं।
साथियों पहली बार इस देश में एक नई राजनीति की शुरुआत करने की कोशिश की जा रही है। यह एक छोटी शुरुआत है। पर एक ठोस शुरुआत है। यह एक छोटा-सा पौधा है। यह पौधा बड़ा होकर पेड़ बने और सबको फल और छाया दे – इसी में हम सबका भला है। ध्यान रहे कि इसे रौंद मत देना।
हमारे अन्दर सौ कमियां हो सकती हैं। परंतु हमारी नीयत साप़फ है। हम एक भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त भारत चाहते हैं। हम एक ऐसा भारत चाहते हैं जिसमें सभी धर्मो और जातियों के बीच बराबरी का रिश्ता हो। और सभी लोग भाईचारे और अमन-चैन से जिएं इसके अलावा हमारा कोई और दूसरा मकसद नहीं है।

आप का

अरविन्द केजरीवाल

Letter to Mukesh Ambani

Dear Mr Mukesh Ambani,

You have recently sent a defamation notice to a number of TV channels. Their “crime” is that they aired the press conference held on the 31st October 2012 and 9th November 2012, by Prashant Bhushan and me, live. In our press conference, we presented before the country how you had illegally pressurized the government into increasing gas prices. We also told the country that your associates and your companies have accounts in Swiss banks where black money had been stashed away. Many TV channels aired our expose live.  All these TV channels have now received defamation notices from you.

I find it quite perplexing. If you felt that you have been defamed by what Prashant Bhushan and I said, then we are the real culprits and, if you had to send a defamation notice, it should have been to us. The TV channels merely broadcast what we said. Despite this, instead of sending us the defamation notice, you have sent it to the TV channels. It is evident that your sole purpose of sending this notice was to steamroll the TV channels into subservience.

The people of India want to ask you some straight questions:

  • Is it not true that the list of those who have accounts in Swiss Banks, as received by the Government of India, includes your name and the names of your relatives, your  friends and your companies?
  • Is it not true that a balance of Rs. 100 crores is shown against your name in this list?
  • Is it not true that you have paid the tax on this amount after this list was received by the  Government?

If the above is true, as we suspect it is, it proves that you have admitted your guilt. As per the law of the land, you should be tried and, if the charge of tax evasion is proved, you should be sent to jail.

However, this would never happen. Why? Because the Government of India is intimidated by you. You have been reported as saying that the Congress Party has been bought by you – it is your dukaan, to be precise. You are right. according to some media reports, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi sometimes travels by your personal aircraft. People believe that Mr. Jaipal Reddy’s ministry was also changed because of your influence.

Why only the Congress? Even BJP and many other parties are in your pocket. Earlier, Mr. Advani used to make a lot of noise about Swiss Bank accounts, but since your accounts have been exposed, BJP has suddenly gone quiet. BJP has not mentioned a single word in the Parliament about your accounts.

It appears that almost all parties are afraid of you. Most leaders are scared of you, too. However, the citizens of this country are not scared of you. All parties could be your dukaan but India is not up for sale. India is ours, it belongs to the people of this country. You can purchase political parties and political leaders with your money but we will not let India be sold.

You say that the TV channels have tainted your reputation by airing our press conference live. That’s wrong. I would urge you to answer this question honestly – Did Prashant Bhushan, myself and the TV Channels defame you or did you defame yourself through your own misdeeds?

1. In 2002, you gave 1 Crore shares with a market price of Rs. 55 per share to Mr. Pramod Mahajan at just Rs. 1 per share. This was a straight bribe to get “Full Mobility”. When you were caught, you took back the shares. Presently, the matter is In court.  Didn’t you defame yourself by doing this?

2. You have made your multistoreyed residence on Wakf land. This land had been set aside for an orphanage. You have stolen the right of poor and orphaned Muslim children. Didn’t you defame yourself by doing this?

3. A few gas wells belonging to the Country were allotted to you in 2000. You were supposed to extract gas and give it to the government. The gas belongs to us, the people of India. We are the owners of this gas. You were only a contractor appointed to extract the gas. However, cleverly you became the owner of the gas. You started “selling” the gas to the government.

Because the Congress is in your pocket, it always bowed before your bullying. The Congress kept increasing the price of gas under your pressure and the nation kept wailing. Because of you, the prices of electricity, fertilizer and cooking gas kept rising. When it crossed all limits, Mr. Jaipal Reddy opposed you. He was the Minister for Oil and Gas at that time. You got Mr. Jaipal Reddy transferred. Because of you many things have become increasingly expensive in India and the people are groaning under the load of these high prices. Do these shenanigans suit you? Do such acts not defame you?

The list of such illegal acts done by you is quite long.

The majority of the traders, businessmen and industrialists want to do their work honestly. But the system forces them into wrongdoings. But when a businessman like you brazenly subverts the system for his personal benefit, the entire industry and business world gets a bad name.

You are on one side with immense wealth. On the other side are the people of this country. The people have now awakened. Fire is raging in their heart. History is witness that whenever there has been a clash between money and such rage, the rage has won.

Kindly do not try to intimidate the media of this country. There may be some mediamen who may have done wrong things themselves. Such media-persons may succumb to your pressure. However, the majority of media persons keep the interest of the Country at heart even today. They are not going to capitulate so easily. History is witness that whenever the judiciary, bureaucracy and legislature crumbled, it is the honest fourth pillar, comprising such media-persons that kept democracy alive.

You have invested in some media houses directly or indirectly. It is possible that these media houses do your bidding. However, the journalists working for such media houses will not barter their integrity so easily.

What is your dream? Do you want to become the world’s richest person through dishonesty? Suppose you became the owner of all the wealth in this country. Would that make you happy? Happiness does not increase by accumulating more and more wealth. Happiness comes with sacrifice. If you stopped doing business dishonestly and contributed your wealth for the development of the nation, this country will remember you with pride forever.

With regards,

Arvind Kejriwal