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Oh Boy! Kejriwal Gets Crowdfunding and That Too for Styling!

Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Feb 04, 2016, 01:02 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal has received crowdfunding for one of the strangest reasons imaginable. The Delhi CM was seen meeting the French President, Fancois Hollande wearing floaters. Kejriwal wanted to show how the Aam Aadmi lives in India but an event like the one he attended certainly demands a proper dress code.
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    Arvind Kejriwal has received crowdfunding for one of the strangest reasons imaginable. The Delhi CM was seen meeting the French President, Fancois Hollande wearing floaters. Kejriwal wanted to show how the Aam Aadmi lives in India but an event like the one he attended certainly demands a proper dress code.
    This incident comes soon after he was seen visiting the Prime Minister of India in slippers and it was not long before an Aam Aadmi took it upon himself to teach the proper dress code lessons that Kejriwal might have missed during his school days.
    Arvind Kejriwal received a DD worth Rs 364 from a man named Sumit Aggarwal who collected this money from people while walking on roads.
    He wrote a letter to the Delhi CM in which he mentioned that as aresponsible citizen of the country, he felt obliged to help him as the Delhi government could not afford to buy a pair of shoes for its CM.
    He wrote,"I’m a businessman from Visakhapatnam. My city will host the International Fleet Review this weekend. Such events are held to show our capability & build “bridges of friendship” with other nations. The event will be attended by delegates from around 60 countries. Chances are that you might get an invite, too! This thought alarms me, which is the main reason I write to you today.
    Sir, we know that the President of France (François Hollande) was India’s guest of honour in the Republic Day this year. I avoid the “Bahut Krantikari!” mainstream media at all costs. So, this Sunday, while scouring the internet for news, I came across an article saying that you met Mr. Hollande at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, in the presence of the Hon’ble President of India, wearing sandals!
    It broke my heart to see you like this. I’m deeply aggrieved. It’s sad that the Delhi Government does not even provide proper footwear to its employees whereas even micro scale industries (such as mine), with their lifetime budgets far lesser than Delhi Government’s daily budget, provide boots to their labourers free of cost!
    Therefore, as a responsible citizen (& prudent businessman), I took it upon myself to rise to the occasion & help you. I initially had plans to contribute some money from my own pocket. However, since I’m against donations to any political party, I decided against it & followed your footsteps instead. I took to the streets to gather money to fund a pair of footwear for you. Due to time constraints, I could only go to every flat in my own & 2 adjacent buildings.
    Sir, like you, I’m a Mechanical Engineer too, albeit not from an IIT or other similar reputed institution. Like you, I’m a Marwari (baniya) too. But unlike you, I lack the raw charisma of the common man from the streets. So, despite earnest efforts, I could only gather Rs. 364/- (Three Hundred & Sixty-four Only) for you. Though such a modest amount is not enough for a Chief Minister, I believe any amount is good enough for the someone who claims that he has no shoes despite having a monthly salary of “only” Rs. 2,10,000/-. [refer P.S.]
    Sir, I know that this is a very small amount, but it is the result of the effort of an entire Sunday afternoon of hard work. I had initiated the collection with an initial contribution of Rs. 49/- (as a tribute to the number of days in your First Term). Also, I paid the DD commission to the bank to avoid affecting the collections. I humbly request your good self to kindly accept this small contribution & use it to buy a nice pair of black formal shoes. Should you need more money, kindly write back & I will go around the block (& the entire city if need be) asking for more. I am available on Twitter handle @sumit_kagrawal
    Sir, certain protocols have dictated our democratic set up & international relations since time immemorial. Though you (a self proclaimed proud anarchist) might have no regard for them, it is strongly recommended that you maintain dignity with foreign delegates. Like Hon’ble President (Pranab Da), you too, were representing the country that day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, not staging a dharna at an Aam Aadmi Party rally at Ramlila Maidan or Jantar Mantar. You’re a grown man. Please act according to the situation & dress to the occasion.
    Before I conclude, I feel obligated to inform you that all Presidents in the past (prior to the missile man, APJ Abdul Kalam) had prescribed dress codes for their events’ guests."
    In the post script he even mentioned how much salary Kejriwal drew!
    "P.S. After the recent self awarded 400% hike in your salary, you now draw Rs. 2.1 Lakh from the taxpayer’s exchequer every month – the highest in any state of the country, much higher than even the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India (Sri Narendra Modi), whom you seem to hate with so much passion. While I understand your concern about a hypothetical situation for him when he encounters the President of the USA (Mr. Barak Obama) [“Kal ko Modi Obama se miley toh kya bolenege?”], one can only imagine how embarrassed you will be if the matter comes up during a Centre-State dialogue."
    He enclosed the DD worth Rs 364 along with this letter.

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