It is well known that in the old days, the greatest source of information were barbers, drivers and cooks. But apparently, this holds true even now. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal went through such an experience lately when his minister Kapil Mishra was almost on the way to carry out a coup d’état against his government. As narrated by AAP leaders, the story goes something like this: Just before the Delhi Municipal Elections, the self claimed poet Kumar Vishwas released a video tape alleging a self-centred leader was surrounded by sycophants. In the meantime, Kapil Mishra convinced 15 MLAs that Kejriwal has lost the confidence of the people. AAP leaders informed that the ruling BJP was confident about the support of 21 MLAs who are under investigation by Election Commission for the misuse of office of profit. So that took the total to 36 MLAs. Now for the icing: Kapil Mishra’s driver informed Manish Sisodia’s driver that his boss is likely to be the new Chief Minister soon. Sisodia’s driver told his boss who immediately informed his boss Kejriwal. Kejriwal immediately dismissed Kapil Sharma. The rest is history.
VOL. 11 | ISSUE 3| JUNE 2017