Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Arvind Kejriwal. Pic from Aam Aadmi Party FB page.

October 11, 2016: Familiar with “#AlooKejriwal” trending on Twitter? Well, A Delhi-based journalist who is also a former colleague of Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal has an answer!

Last week, in his October 5 Blog My Stint with Kejriwal: Wising up to ‘Democracy’ and ‘Social Activism’– Kapil Bajaj has written about appalling revelations about Kejriwal’s sexual affair with Shilpa (name changed by Kapil to hide the identity) at Thiruvananthapuram Guest House on Nov 18, 2008.


The story has gained momentum in last 24 hours. NewsGram reached out to Delhi-based Kapil Bajaj and spoke to him over the phone for almost 45 minutes. Kapil stands by his post. His phone number was later verified by us through True Caller. Kapil Bajaj has also authorised NewsGram via email to publish from the content of his blog post. NewsGram has decided to publish the excerpts from his blog post.

Bajaj mentions in his blog about Kejriwal’s illicit relationship with a young girl, who was later appointed as the head of a Statutory Body when Arvind Kejriwal became Delhi Chief Minister.

NewsGram brings to you latest new stories in India.

I worked full time with Arvind Kejriwal and his team from November 2008 to December 2009 in an exploration of ‘local self-government, says the writer. In his blog, he mentiones that Shilpa is 16 years younger than Kejriwal and often used to refer to him playfully by nickname ‘Aloo’ (potato).

“I remember Shilpa asking him for money and Kejriwal responding promptly to her request with currency notes of a large denomination.”

Bajaj claims that he was a witness to the incident, as a fellow traveler with Kejriwal and Shilpa in Thiruvananthapuram, in 2008, to study Kerala’s People’s Planning in Democracy project piloted by the Left Government.

Look for latest news from India in NewsGram.

I waited and couldn’t help seeing very clearly a part of the bed through the ample opening between the two leaves of the door.
My heart then skipped a beat as I saw both Shilpa and Kejriwal emerging from right side of the part of the bed that was visible to me and very quietly climbing off it; Kejriwal then hurriedly shoved her from behind towards the cupboard to the left of where I stood.
Both were clothed; Kejriwal was in his sleeping suit of kurta pyjama.
My heart was pounding.
The view through the opening in the double door was so clear that I feared Kejriwal’s gaze might have met mine if he hadn’t been in a hurry to hide Shilpa in the built-in cupboard.
It was an extraordinary sight.

The long blog that meticulously points out the details of the incident in November 2008, also mentions how the incident had left Bajaj in two minds about Kejriwal’s transparency. He further mentions-

“The Ramon Magsaysay award winning ‘social activist,’ whom I had witnessed being feted in Kochi the other day for promoting transparency, was engaged in some kind of secret bedroom farce with his own young colleague.”
It was still a very awkward moment – I knew he was acting, he probably feared that I might have suspected something,[bctt tweet=” and we both knew Shilpa was hiding in the cupboard.” username=”@newsgram1″]
Kejriwal then tried valiantly to inject some verisimilitude into that pretense by casually asking me:
‘Where is Shilpa?’
I mumbled my ‘ignorance’ and left the room.

Go to NewsGram and check out news related to political current issues.

The writer Kapil Babaj, in the end, mentions that at the end of his Kerala tour, the first two weeks of his stint with Kejriwal gave him a reality check of two things that had attracted him into his team: the idea of ‘democracy’ and the world of ‘social activists.’

– by NewsGram Team


Popular

Photo by Izzy Park on Unsplash

Children exposed to high levels of air pollution are up to 50 per cent more likely to self-harm later in life, suggested a study

Children exposed to high levels of air pollution are up to 50 per cent more likely to self-harm later in life, suggested a study that adds to evidence of link between air pollution and mental health problems. Researchers from the University of Manchester in England and Aarhus University examined 1.4million kids under 10 in Denmark and found that those exposed to a high level of nitrogen dioxide were more likely to self harm in adulthood than their peers, the Daily Mail reported.

And people in the same age group exposed to above average levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) were 48 per cent more likely to subsequently self-harm, revealed the study published in the journal Preventive Medicine. Nitrogen dioxide is mainly produced by cars, while PM2.5 is mainly emitted by burning diesel and petrol, which is most commonly used for shipping and heating. These two pollutants are among those most commonly linked with causing harm to physical health, such as heart and lung diseases, by getting into the bloodstream and causing inflammation.

"Our findings add to the growing evidence-base indicating that higher levels of air pollution exposure are linked with poor mental health outcomes," lead author Dr Pearl Mok, a research fellow at Manchester University was quoted as saying. "Although air pollution is widespread, it is a modifiable risk factor and we therefore hope our study findings will inform policymakers who are devising strategies to combat this problem," Mok added.

grayscale photo of a girl in garden "Our findings add to the growing evidence-base indicating that higher levels of air pollution exposure are linked with poor mental health outcomes," lead author Dr Pearl Mok | Photo by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash

Keep Reading Show less
wikimedia commons

A South Asia Economy Index

By- Tejas Maheta

When attempting to summarise the current performance and future portents for the South Asia economy, it's arguable that most of the region's nations are doing relatively well.

Keep Reading Show less
wikimedia commons

Bitcoin is gaining prominence in the virtual and business world

By- Jean Nichols

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency, and many people have been inspired by bitcoin, and they started to create their cryptocurrency. Even many people are creating their cryptocurrency. Daily there is a new cryptocurrency that is created daily. In this further, we will discuss the factors required to make our cryptocurrencies are.

Keep reading... Show less