Visakhapatnam: An engineer-turned-businessman from Visakhapatnam sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a demand draft of Rs 364 and wrote an open letter requesting him to buy a pair of formal shoes with the money.
Sumit Agrawal in his letter explains how he was “deeply aggrieved” when he found out that Arvind Kejriwal met French President Francois Hollande at the Rashtrapati Bhavan wearing sandals.
“You were representing the country that day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, not staging a dharna at an Aam Aadmi Party rally at Ramlila Maidan or Jantar Mantar. You’re a grown man. Please act according to the situation & dress for the occasion,” he said in his letter addressed to the Chief Minister.
Agrawal decided to collect money from the public when he learnt that Kejriwal might get an invite to attend the international fleet review, which is being held in his city, Visakhapatnam.
“Sir, I know that this is a very small amount, but it is the result of the effort of an entire Sunday afternoon of hard work. I had initiated the collection with an initial contribution of Rs 49,” he said in the letter.
The Vizag man asked Kejriwal to buy a ‘nice pair of black formal shoes’ with the Rs 364 he had collected and said one could only imagine “how embarrassed” Kejriwal would be if the matter came up during a Centre-State dialogue.