Dear Arvind Kejriwal ji ,
First of all I want to congratulate you for the humongous victory in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections, although your party didn’t cross the required victory mark but the moral victory you secured is far more significant.
I am writing this letter to express my gratitude for the fortitude you’ve shown in the past few months, your courage and determination has paved the way for a trustworthy alternative into the dreaded politics of India. You’ve instilled a feeling of audacity in every common man of the country who always had an excuse for not stepping into the quagmire of politics. You have a nice family and had a well paid job still you dared to choose the road less traveled and that too for a selfless purpose. It’s a lesson for all those who let their dreams die citing such silly excuses.
The way you handled the whole scenario after being let-down by some of your closest allies showed us how things can change in a short span and instead of fretting about it we must move on in life with a spirited attitude. I want to thank for you igniting persistence and self belief inside me.
We always look for someone to guide us at every step of life because the fear of failure makes us a subordinate to others who are experienced in a particular field. The thought of being a rookie constrains our ability to perform with full vigor and we start following the footsteps of others. But you, Mr Kejriwal have busted the myth of experience by venturing into the most arduous and bemusing domain without any prior know-how of it. I thank you for inspiring me to become a leader and not a minion.
I don’t want to sound cynical; I know you are a man of your word but still being a middle class person I have an innate ability of being skeptical about anything or anyone that seems overly enticing. I hope you’ll deliver what you had promised to the masses, once your party comes into power. I expect you to clean the so called gutter of politics and not resort to the age old practice of mud-slinging. As you keep saying in your interviews that “Rome was not built in a day”, take your time and show the world what a common man is capable of.
I’ll not wish you luck I wish you strength instead because it’s not going to be easy my dear friend.
Your abiding supporter
“The Common Man”