Kejriwal writes open letter on landing in jail; AAP plans mass drive
‘I took on former BJP president Nitin Gadkari and exposed him, but he is roaming scot-free and I have been put in jail.
They asked me to take bail, but what crime have I committed to take bail?’ Kejriwal said in a letter, which was signed ‘Prisoner No.3642, Jail No.4 Tihar.’ The letter was read out by senior party leader Manish Sisodia at a volunteers’ meet. ‘There have been several defamation cases against me, but no one has ever asked me to seek bail because I am not a criminal. In this case, I thought I will get relief, but instead of giving me bail, the court has sent me to jail. Now that I am in Tihar Jail, the question comes to my mind as to how a common man will fight corruption,’ the letter states.
Kejriwal added that in the fight against corruption, he has braved hunger, police’s batons and insult and, now, Tihar (prison). ‘Now you are my only strength. Please pray for me,’ he said in the letter.
The party has decided to hold ‘sankalp sabhas’ to explain Kejriwal’s stand to the people and distribute his letter across the city. ‘We have to send this letter to every household because the media is presenting the facts in a wrong manner. We will not stay quiet till our leader is out of jail,’ said AAP leader Gopal Rai.