New Delhi: A businessman from Visakhapatnam, who had sent Rs 364 to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to buy shoes, said on Friday that he sent him a Demand Draft since he was to embarrassed to see the French President giving a “good look” at Kejriwal's sandals at a presidential reception.
“While shaking hands with Mr. Kejriwal, French President had a good look at his sandals, I felt it was embarrassing,” Sumit Agrawal, a businessman from Visakhapatnam, said.
“I sent a DD of Rs 364 to Kejriwalji after I observed he attended a dinner hosted for French President at President's House, wearing sandals,” Sumit said.
He also sent an open letter to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with the DD requesting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief not to embarrass India again as he tries to represent common Indian man through his choice of dressing.
“It broke my heart to see you like this. I'm deeply aggrieved. It’s sad that the Delhi Government does not even provide proper footwear to its employees whereas even micro scale industries (such as mine), with their lifetime budgets far lesser than Delhi Government’s daily budget, provide boots to their labourers free of cost!” he wrote.
Kejriwal was recently invited at the President's dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where he was spotted wearing floaters. French President Fancois Hollande was also present at the event.
Sumit further wrote that he took to the streets to gather money to fund a pair of footwear for Kejriwal. 'I could only gather Rs. 364 for you. Though such a modest amount is not enough for a Chief Minister, I believe any amount is good enough for someone who claims that he has no shoes despite having a monthly salary of 'only' Rs. 2,10,000,” he wrote.