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Booklet tribute to Kejriwal

He lives some 1,300km from Delhi, but a change in the political scenario in the national capital has inspired this aam aadmi to pen a booklet on the common man who upset the calculations of the established political class to become the chief minister.

Meet K.P. Sharma of Hazaribagh who has come up with an 11-page read on Arvind Kejriwal and the implications of his victory.

The 67-year-old retired political science professor of Vinoba Bhave University delves into the whys and hows of Kejriwal’s win and what made Delhi vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of the former IRS officer in his Arvind Kejriwal ke Rajniti mein Pravesh ka Matlab.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Sharma said: “Kejriwal and his team managed to hit the bullseye, ousting veterans of Congress and BJP, because of their clean image. People across the country are fed up with corruption and scams. If any person offers an alternative, it will be welcomed.” Kejriwal, he added, chose to take the aam adami into confidence.

Priced at Rs 5, the booklet is published by Sharma himself under the banner of Jan Lokpal Sangharash Morcha. He has dedicated it to Nehru Yadav, a member of the Morcha who died recently.

He also thanked other members Subodh Singh Shivgeet, Sukalyan Moitra, Yamuna Prasad and Ganesh Kumar Verma for their help and co-operation.

Optimistic, Sharma said miracle was possible. “Kejriwal’s victory signals the end of money power in politics,” he said, adding that corruption would remain the biggest issue in the upcoming general elections.