मार्च 25, 2018 को दैनिक हरि भूमि में श्री केजरीवाल के माफीनामे को लेकर मेरे विचार:
Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal:
Satyagraha if donation list to the Party Funding Details not made public by December 3, 2016
November 25, 2016
Subject: Satyagraha for Clean Money in AAP
On the eve of Foundation Day (November 26) of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), I wish to bring to your kind attention that the list of donations from party’s website was removed more than 5 months back.
Despite the presence of more than 1800 political parties in India, you and many others took a stand that we need a NEW political party because we need to change the political culture in India. To bring ‘Vyastha parivartan’, AAP was launched with 3 fundamental principles:
Removing the details of donations to our party is a serious violation of our own principle and the core value. It is a serious breach of trust between the party and its stakeholders (the donors, volunteers, patrons, and supporters).
If we deviate from showing details of political donations to our party, then what is left behind? AAP was created to do honest politics. Naturally, that starts with honest political funding and transparent accounting.
Arvind, lakhs of people have supported AAP because we set a high ideal for ourselves: Corruption-free India is not our mere demand; it is our insistence (भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त भारत हमारी मांग नहीं, हमारी जिद्द है).
How can we swear for removing corruption in India, when we cannot even show financial transparency to our own donors? Lack of financial transparency can lead to the virus of corruption. Thus, Let us set our first step correct: A corruption –free AAP is the pre requisite before we promise a Corruption-free India to our fellow citizens!
In your interview to Ankit Tyagi of Aaj Tak on November 07, 2016, when asked why AAP has removed the list of donations from its website, you replied that Central Government has started raiding our donors, thus we cannot show our donations.
People have donated and nurtured the party like patriots (desh bhakts) because we gave them to understand that AAP is not a mere political party, it is a 2nd war for independence (Aazadi ki doosri ladai). Our donors have donated like kranti-kaaris. People supported and donated to the party because they could feel a revolutionary zeal by slogans given by you like “Niklo bahr makanoon se, Jung lado baimaano se”.
How can we NOW betray them by hiding their financial contributions? On a personal note, I have donated Lakhs to rupees to the party and I do not fear any persecution from any authorities.
The way the Aam Aadmi Party has masked the donations from the public, the way you have decided to give excuses for not providing details of donations, I feel pained and betrayed as a volunteer and a party member. I request truthfulness to be restored without any further delay.
I cannot even think that AAP will compromise with the core principle of financial transparency. The donations to the party were made by people and they are the stakeholders of our party. The public needs to know the details and this is our promise to them as a party.
My specific requests are the following and I urge you to restore them ASAP:
Arvind: AAP started like a revolution. If we fail in our core principle of financial accountability, public will feel cheated. We cannot let that happen. We cannot fiddle with our accounts or give that impression by hiding our donations. By hiding donations to our party, we are also creating an impression that our party is acting as a medium to consume black money.
I request you to kindly restore the financial accountability of AAP – as specified via my 4 requests- by December 3, 2016- a week from the Foundation Day of Aam Aadmi Party. If this is not done, supporters, members and donors like me will have no option but to go for a Satyagraha. That is my personal pledge to myself for the country because I cannot compromise on financial integrity of a party for which I have given time, resources, and money.
Dr. Munish Kumar Raizada
Board Certified Neonatologist
Suspended member of AAP
Ex-co convener of NRI Affairs of AAP
+1 217 720 9331 (cell)
PS: Please do not label me a stooge of any other party or an election gimmick. You know that I was unjustly suspended from the party for raising issues of transparency. I have requested to our Internal Lokpal to inquire my unjust suspension, but no one has replied to me so far. I do not belong to any other political party. Do not label me a Congress party member either as I have already refuted these charges.
Shri Anna Hazare
राजस्थान पत्रिका में नवम्बर 13, 2016 को अमरीकी चुनाव के नतीजों पर मेरा आलेख:
Rajasthan Patrika, Nov 13,2016
अगस्त १२, २०१६: दैनिक जागरण में आज प्रकाशित मेरा आलेख : अमरीकी राष्ट्रपति चुनाव -चयन की चुनौती
Is AAP deeply worried about the quality of the Indian intellectuals who interpret Shri Kejriwal’s
resignation from Chief Minister ship as betrayal and/or escapism instead of seeing it as an
example of NISHKAM KARMA YOGA. This resignation is in sharp contrast to the behavior of
the present day politicians.
Its precedence in the contemporary history is that of Subhas Chandra Bose’s resignation from
ICS. In the antiquity it is comparable to Chandragupta Maurya’s ascetic life in present day
Srobon Belgola of Karnak. Emperor Ashok’s life as a saint. Prince Gutam Buddha’s Maha
Nishkraman. And Emperor Kharbels sainthood in Kalinga.
What happens or has happened to the inner fabric of a nation whose dominating intellectual class
– product of current education system – are either unable or unwilling to appreciate the real
significance of Kejriwal’s resignation? Does AAP feel alarmed of the quality of the education
system that breeds such elements? If yes- what educational reforms do they intend to introduce?