Revoke Magsaysay Award to Kejriwal, says ex AAP Member
Manila: A former member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sunil Kumar Lal on Wednesday sent a letter to the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation (RMF) in Philippines, urging the RMF to revoke the Magsaysay Award bestowed upon Kejriwal in 2006.
In his six-page letter addressed to the board of trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) through its communications director Ms. Tina M Virina.
Lal said that Kejriwal had been given the award for his work on promoting use of right to information, and thereby empowering the common citizen. However, Sunil said in his letter, Kejriwal “is acting totally against all what he stood for at the time he was considered to be qualified for the Award.”
“It seems it was a grave error of judgment by which a wrong man was selected” for the Magsaysay Award,” argued Lal.