March 25th 2012
I hope that you are doing well and your health is also improving. I am not sure if you remember me but just to draw some light, I can make you recall that, I supported you full heartedly while you were on a fast-unto-death in April and then in month of August.
I am sure that you would also be able to judge that time-people-and-supporters have changed since then. And yes, not to forget that you and people around you have also changed since then. A friend of mine who also supported you back-then asked me that whether I will be coming to Jantar Mantar today. I gave her a funny reply:
“Nope. Mrs. Dalloway has waited long for me. I cannot see her missing me so much. Anna Ji can wait”. (And to be really honest with you I think I should tell you that I did not add ‘JI’ in that message) 😉 (Excuse the expression).
I am sorry but I am not coming down on that ‘Hunger’ street once again. I had it all. I cannot stand it any more. The last time I was there, I felt something within me to be a part of you and support you but as I said time-people-and supporters change; unfortunately I have also changed. Initially, you were my hero. I thought that you will change the whole way our democracy works but I think I should let that thought skip from my mind.
The only issue that I have with you and your team is the arrogance- you people were able to develop in yourself in last few months.
Kejriwal talks of Anna being above parliament, or a Bedi seeks to justify her business-class indiscretions. What would you call all this? ; Arrogance or a clause of Jan Lokpal Bill.
I also remember what you said when Sharad Pawar was slapped: “He got slapped! Only one slap” I mean, when I heard this news, I said almost the same thing. But heck that is the difference, you are Anna Hazzare and I am just-another-common-man. I have right to talk like that but not you. (Well, now even you have the same right as have come down to same-level.)
I also have some sought of issues with your doctor, what his name? Ahhh I just googled it Dr. Naresh Trehan.
Nice guy he is but as it is said money can make you go around. May be that is what happened with him. He spent a good amount of money in form of Rupee or Dollar or Pound or Euro, whatever you may like to call it in starting his medical-city. (No, I am not going to name it here. No free publicity for him.)
And then he needed some sought of ‘free-marketing’ so he zeroed on you as a Hot-Shot-Brand-Ambassador-With-Guaranteed-Return. He picked you up from wherever you were, he kept you in his medical-city, he gave you all the attention you needed and hurray in return he got his medical-city name flashing on all news channels under those big red buttons ‘BREAKING NEWS’.
Believe it or not Anna, this was his motive, which he achieved beautifully.
While, I close this letter, one last reason why I choose not to be there at Jantar Mantar, today. As I mentioned earlier, Mrs. Dalloway is the reason. She has been waiting on my desk for quite some time now. And I think, I should give it a read now. Please understand, exams are just around the corner. I also think that I should rather support Earth Hour instead of you, it a lot easier and does have the instant returns. (like saving my electricity bill)
Regards with no support,
P.S. : Just to inform you, I did not gave miss call second time when your team asked. Sorry, can’t help.
Also read : An Open Letter to E. Shreedharan
About Aditya Bhasin
Aditya Bhasin a not-so-creative person is a student of English literature at University of Delhi. He was born and brought up in Delhi and choose never to move out. You will find him at eating places more than his college, exploring places more than staying at home and get in touch with him through social media rather than calling on his mobile phone. He aspires to write a novel. He also wish to be a successful media (communication) professional.