An open letter to Arvind Kejriwal

Dear Kejriwal,

When the AAP was started, Arun Jaitley famously said, “Once the OB vans are gone, this party will be finished.”  Back then, Salman Khurshid referred to you as gutter-snipe for accusing him of corruption. Mani Shankar Iyer said “Kejriwal might win a few votes, but everyone else will lose their deposit. They should consider themselves lucky if they got one or two seats.”

Fast forward 3-4 years, and despite two historic assembly election victories, it is apparent from your actions that you have not learned even the basics of Indian politics. Frankly, for a guy who has cracked the IIT Entrance Exam, the civil services exam, and more than paid his dues as an activist, this is disappointing. Here are a few points for you to bear in mind as you continue to learn and grow in Indian politics.

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