Monday, May 22, 2017

An 'open letter' to Delhi's legislator Kapil Mishra of Aam Aadmi Party

Hi Kapil,

I have followed you closely through the media since your sacking from Kejriwal's cabinet.

Having worked with Kejriwal and having been associated with the Jan Lokpal Andolan of 2011, I am inclined to believe that he and his coterie is not incapable of doing what you've accused them of having done.

However, your belief as to when exactly skulduggery started in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and various people becoming aware of it at various times sounds naive to me.

I am one of those people who believe that skulduggery started long before AAP came into being.

The last round of the Andolan itself in July-August 2012 -- setting the stage for the announcement of a "political alternative" -- was part of a script written by Kejriwal and his coterie, including two 'gentlemen' called Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.

(An insider later termed it "Dharna fixing". Danish Raza, one of my former colleagues, had written about the pre-decided script in Firstpost, days before the last round was brought to an end. He told me then that Manish Sisodia had tried to persuade him not to publish the story.)

And then this whole concept of a "political alternative" was something of a fraud.

I think you are naive too in believing that if the AAP had not chucked out Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav it would have prevented itself from sliding into corruption.

I think both Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav are much worse impostors than Arvind Kejriwal has so far been.

Both have claims to 'public wisdom' that flow not from an intimate connection with society but from their self-image, self-righteousness, and 'eminence' that comes with high profile lawyering and media work.

Both seem to hold ideas of 'democracy' that are not repugnant to using one's 'eminence' to gain a lateral entry into positions of influence, such as the positions they had in the AAP.

While they got on well with Kejriwal they indulged in no less gangsterism and covering up of skulduggery than what you have courageously admitted to have been involved in.

Advocate Ashok Agarwal of NGO Social Jurist was on record saying that Yadav would hush him up whenever he tried to flag any wrong attributable to the movers and shakers in the AAP.

Agarwal later left the AAP in disgust.

Yadav is an opportunist and carpetbagger of the lowliest variety who doesn't deserve any sympathy.

What he does deserve, in my opinion, is a very hard kick on his backside for his involvement in enacting in July-August 2012 that pious "political alternative" drama along with the Kejriwal gang.

Prashant Bhushan is no less a sanctimonious crook.

This billionaire lawyer masquerading as a bleeding heart 'liberal' and 'democrat' -- along with his supercilious father Shanti Bhushan -- wanted to have some control over decision making in AAP in return for a donation of a couple of crore of rupees.

How does that square with the idea of 'Swaraj' that AAP fraudsters have been selling to people to get their votes?

Bhushans, in my view, are elitist, self-righteous and intolerant to the core.

Prashant Bhushan's real constituency seems to have been some people in the US where he goes thrice a year.

So beware of the two charlatans called Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.


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