NEW DELHI — Upset over the ongoing turmoil in the party, an AAP supporter, who had donated a Blue Wagon R to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in January 2013, on Monday demanded that it be returned.
Kundan Sharma, a software engineer, who expressed his disappointment over the removal of party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, said his tweet demanding the car back was a ploy to catch attention of the party chief.
We deserve what we accept for. Bigger dream of clean politics was sacrificed 4 winning delhi. No one will dare2clean politics4next3decades— Kundan Sharma (@kundan_scorpio) April 4, 2015
When contacted Sharma denied he actually wanted the car or his money back, but said it was a tactic to seek attention and also vent out his frustration over the turmoil in the party.
He said he was upset with the way Bhushan and Yadav were ousted from the party.
"Why were Yadav and Bhushan ousted without a probe by party's Lokpal. I supported AAP not to form government in Delhi, but the aim was to provide an alternate form of government," he said.
The blue Wagon R car gave Kejriwal his image of being a people's chief minister. During his 49-day stint and even after that, Kejriwal used the car. He later gave it to Naveen Jaihind, AAP leader from Haryana, who used it for campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in Rohtak.
"I am not that cheap to ask for the car or money back," Sharma said, adding that he adopted attention-seeking tactics to reach Kejriwal.
"I could not reach Arvind despite several efforts. By raising the issue of the car, which gave Kejriwal a true janta CM face, I thought I could catch his attention," Sharma said.
He, however, refused to give details of the donation made by him, but said that his wife and father donated money and he had even donated his Hero Honda Passion bike.
Responding to Sharma's demand, AAP leader Ashutosh tweeted:
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पहली बार सुन रहा हूँ दान की हुई चीज़ वापस माँगी जाती है । हे ईश्वर । इनका भला करना ।— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) April 7, 2015