Union HRD Minister, Shri Kapil Sibal, was found editing Arvind Kejriwal’s Wikipedia entry the day before yesterday when the Parliament was in session. Amidst the drama on the last day of the monsoon session, Kapil Sibal was barely paying any attention to the proceedings and was instead hunched up over his iPad playing mischief, until he was spotted by a fellow MP.
“Advaniji was boring us with his ‘arrest-me’ antics, so I just went over to Kapilji to ask if he’d like a smoke,” said the Congress MP, who wished to remain unnamed. “The moment I got closer to him, he immediately turned off his iPad and pretended to be engaged in the debate. His eyes, however, had the same guilty look as Manish Tiwari the other day when I caught him browsing for images of Shah Rukh Khan. So I grabbed his iPad and turned it on, and wow! Arvind Kejriwal’s edited Wikipedia page comes up!”
Another Congress MP suggested that this unusual behavior was not entirely surprising. “Ever since he was silenced by the high command for his mishandling of the Anna episode, he has been pretty subdued. We try to cheer him up from time to time, in an attempt to help him cope with the pressure of being civil in discussions and the stress of cutting down on arrogance and high-handedness. But that’s just not him, and all that repression had to show up in the form of crazy behavior somewhere else.”
It seems that Kapil Sibal has replaced several words in Kejriwal’s narrative, and inserted entire sentences at some points. The UnReal Times contacted Wikipedia if they had any records of the edits before they reverted to the original entry (following a complaint from IAC), and they were kind enough to share with us the following paragraphs that Mr. Sibal attempted to edit. (Bold words indicate his additions, and strikethroughs, his deletions).
“Arvind Kumar Kejriwal (born 16 June 1968) is an annoying Indian anti-social activist fighting for greater transparency turbulence in Government. Kejriwal joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in 1995 and worked pretended to work as an Additional Commissioner of Income Tax in Delhi. In January 2000, he took a sabbatical absconded from work and founded Parivartan, a Delhi based citizens’ shady movement which works on ensuring a just, transparent and accountable screwing governance. Thereafter, in February 2006, he resigned was kicked out from the job, and had to work full-time at Parivartan. In December 2006, Kejriwal along with another prick called Manish Sisodia started Public Cause Research Foundation, which claims it works for promoting better local self governance and RTI related campaigns, but in reality furthers the agenda of the nefarious foreign agencies funding the Foundation.
Kejriwal is an active participant conspirator in the nonsensical movement for the enactment of Jan Lokpal Bill. He is considered a key figure along with chamcha of social activist Anna Hazare. On August 16 2011, key members of the India Against Corruption including Kejriwal were arrested, after they tried to be too clever by half, four hours before the planned indefinite hunger strike by Hazare. Activists were later released same day although they spent two more days in the Tihar jail negotiating conditions put on protest as they felt right at home. Kejriwal left the jail on August 18 and the protests a big tamasha started the following day from Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. After twelve days of protests and many discussions between the government and the activists during which Arvind Kejriwal was regularly defeated in intellectual discussions by legitimate and awesome leaders like Kapil Sibal, Parliament took pity on the activists and passed a resolution to consider three points in drafting of Lokpal bill.”
(Inspired by Cricinfo’s Page 2 article on Shahid Afridi)