Arvind Kejriwal returns Rs 9 lakh dues to government


Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 3: Team Anna member and RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal returned Rs 9 lakh dues to the government to settle the issue of his resignation.

He further said the submission of his resignation did not mean that he accepted his mistake, but he did it in protest.

The Team Anna member sent a cheque of Rs 9,27,787 and a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him not to trouble his six friends that included Harish Hande, Magsaysay winner who gave him an interest free loan to settle his dues.

"I am enclosing a cheque for Rs 9,27,787. This does not mean that I have accepted the mistake. When I don't know what was the mistake I committed, then there is no question of accepting it," said Kejriwal in his letter to the Prime Minister.

"I am returning the dues in protest. I appeal to you to instruct the Finance Ministry to accept my resignation. Once my resignation is accepted, I retain my right to approach the court to reclaim the dues," he said in the four-page letter.

He further claimed that he had no savings and took loan from six of his friends to settle his dues. He also said that many people offered him money to pay off his dues but he denied help as it would mean "misusing" the anti-corruption movement.

"That is why I took loan from only those people whom I know for years. The whole government machinery is after Team Anna. I appeal to you with folded hands that your government should not trouble those people who have given me loan," he said.

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