In a special session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly held on Monday, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal narrated the tale of ‘The Fourth-Pass King’ and struck a chord with the nation over issues of inflation and corruption. The CM urged the public to check if their leaders are undereducated and working in collusion with their friends, and to remove them from power immediately if so. According to the CM, the Fourth-Pass King was a corrupt and arrogant leader who had a lust for money. Officers would get him to sign anything by speaking in fancy English, and he even got a fake degree made to avoid being called Fourth-Pass. When people filed RTIs, they were fined Rs 25,000.
The King took many decisions that were not beneficial to the people such as demonetisation which led to a setback of 20 years, and the implementation of three farm laws which resulted in the martyrdom of 750 farmers. The King and his friend looted two and a half lakh crore rupees from banks and caused inflation to wreak havoc in the entire country. Shri Arvind Kejriwal shared that when the public raised their voice against the King, he started putting everyone in jail one by one, sparing no one. Eventually, the public came to know of the King’s reality and removed him from power, replacing him with an honest and patriotic leader. The country started progressing rapidly after this.
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal arrived in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha on Monday, among rousing chants of “Bhrashtachar Ka Ek Hi Kaal, Arvind Kejriwal.” Notably, the Delhi Legislative Assembly held a special day-long session today which saw constructive debates and discussions of national interest.
Addressing the assembly, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal narrated a story to the citizens of the country. He gave this story the title, “The Fourth Pass King”. He told the other members of the Vidhan Sabha that in their childhood they must have heard several stories involving a king and a queen, but in today’s story, there is no queen. There is only the king, he said.
Narrating the tale, the Delhi CM said that this king was not very educated as he was a “4th Pass”, but at the same time he was very arrogant and had a lust for money. He said that this story is set in a “great kingdom” which had a very illustrious history dating back hundreds of years.
Continuing the story, he said that in a village in this kingdom a boy was once born to a mother who belonged to a very poor family. Just as the tradition was at the time, a fortune teller was called and he told the mother that her son would go on to become a king someday. She could not believe it as she was very poor and wondered how her son would go on to become a king one day.
The son grew up and went to school and since he was not very good at studies he somehow managed to study till Class 4 and then left the school. Shri Arvind Kejriwal continued that the boy then started to sell chai at a railway station that was near his house. He continued, “The boy was good at giving speeches and would talk about everything under the sun. The people who came to the tea stall became his listeners. Once he started speaking, he just would not stop talking.”
The Delhi CM said that as the fortune teller had predicted the boy went on to become the king. But he was referred to by his public as the “4th Pass King”. He said that since the king was not educated, he would often be fooled by his own ministers. “The ministers would talk a lot in English and they knew that the king understood nothing, so they would get him to sign on any document. The king was also ashamed to ask questions to his officers, so he signed wherever the officers asked him to,” he said.
Continuing the story, Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that eventually the king began to feel bad as everyone referred to him as the “4th Pass King” and therefore he decided to get a fake university degree. “One day he told his citizens that he has a degree in MA. The people were aware that it is a lie and therefore someone decided to file an RTI. But the king went on to implement a fine on the person of Rs 25,000,” he said.
Shri Arvind Kejriwal continued that one day some officers came to the king and told him that they have an excellent idea. They informed the king that if he implements this demonetisation scheme, then it will end corruption and terrorism. “The king did not understand much of what the officers said as he was a 4th Pass, but he thought that it would be a great idea because the officers had said so. So one day he appeared in front of the TV cameras at 8 pm and announced the demonetisation exercise. Because of this decision of the king, the citizens suffered. Every business was affected and neither did it end corruption nor terrorism. The great nation ended up going back 15-20 years in time because of this poor decision of the king,” he said.
He said that similarly some officers went to him and asked him to sign the ‘three farm laws’. The king blindly signed it and it caused chaos across the country. “The farmer community were out on the streets in protests. Over 750 farmers died protesting against the laws and finally the king was forced to take it back after a year,” he said.
Comparing the king in his story with the dictator Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq, Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that the style of functioning of both these kings were similar. He said that this king was greedy and wanted to earn a lot of money, so he devised a plan one day. “He called up his friend and said that since he was the king, he had the power to give away the resources of the country. So he formed a company and gave all the resources of the country away to the firm. The company belonged to the friend, but the money belonged to the king, and he would give a 10 percent commission to his friend. This way, the duo looted the entire country,” he said.
Explaining the modus operandi of the duo, Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that the king would summon the chairperson of the state-owned banks and force them to provide loans to this company. The loan eventually was never repaid and the bank could not do anything as the company belonged to the friend of the king. “If any chairperson of the bank objected, they were thrown away and a person who would favour the king was appointed in his place. In this manner, around 2-2.5 lakh crore of loans were given to this company,” he said.
After the banks were looted in this manner, the duo started to take the tenders to operate airports in the country, he said. Six airports were given to the company in this manner. Then the company started to generate electricity and supply it to the government at higher rates. Then sea ports were acquired by the company. Then coal mines were taken over by the company and in this manner everything in the country started to become expensive for the citizens,” he said.
Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that earlier a gas cylinder cost Rs 400 but since the “4th pass” king took charge, it became Rs 1100. He added that petrol earlier cost Rs 71 per litre, but that has now been increased to Rs 97 per litre. He added that the prices of diesel have increased from Rs 57 per litre to Rs 90 per litre. He further added that milk earlier cost Rs 56 per litre, but it is not Rs 66 per litre. He added that this uneducated king even snatched away milk from our children. He said that mustard oil earlier cost Rs 90 per litre but now it was Rs 214 per litre.
The Delhi CM said that the public was outraged by the king and started to protest against his rule. But as people began to protest, the king started to pick up people and put them in jail. He added that in this story, the cartoonist who made fun of the king was put in jail, a TV news channel that criticised the king was also forced to stop its telecast. A judge who gave a verdict against the king was also put behind bars. Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that no one was spared, may it be the judge, journalist, cartoonist or businessman. The Delhi CM added that the “4th pass” king started to put everyone in jail and this is how the great kingdom started to degrade.
Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that within that great kingdom there was one state and there was a Chief Minister in that state. He further said that this CM was a true patriot and was educated. He added that this CM took decisions that were in favour of the people of his state. So, this CM provided free electricity and other such facilities to the people in his state. “But this angered the king as he thought that if this was done, then he would personally go on to lose money as the electricity supplier was a friend of the king. The king called the CM of the state and asked him to roll back free electricity. But the CM remained adamant,” he said.
He added that the CM of the state went on to provide free education to the children of the state and this further angered the king. The king called the CM and yelled at him and said that this free education scheme had to stop. But the CM remained adamant, said Shri Arvind Kejriwal.
He added that the CM of the state also provided free healthcare to the residents of the state. Eventually the people were so happy about the facilities, that they decided to revolt against the king and finally managed to overthrow him. After that the citizens of the kingdom voted for an honest king.
Shri Arvind Kejriwal concluded the story by saying that once this new king took over, since he was educated the problems of the people started to decrease. Inflation was curbed by the new king and soon the kingdom began to prosper at twice the pace as earlier.
“The moral of our story today is that if the decisions taken by the king go on to hurt its citizens, then the citizens should first ensure that their king is well-educated. If the kingdom is suffering due to high inflation and high unemployment, then perhaps it is because of the policies of the king. Also, if the king has friends to whom he gives away the resources of the kingdom, then the people need to take action and throw away such a king,” he said.
During the same session, a resolution tabled by Chief Whip and MLA Shri Dilip Pandey was passed by a voice note.
The resolution reads as follow:
The Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi in its sitting held on 17th April 2023 resolves that:
The Prime Minister of India who claims to represent the largest political party in the world is using all its might to crush the youngest Political party – Aam Aadmi Party;
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the BJP have long tried to contain the fast rise and expansion of Aam Aadmi Party and growing popularity of its National Convenor Shri Arvind Kejriwal; However, having failed to stop the growing popularity of Shri Arvind Kejriwal in remotest parts of the Country, the Prime Minister has unleashed all Central Agencies including CBI, ED to crush Aam Aadmi Party;
Clearly, the Prime Minister is scared of only one person whose name is Shri Arvind Kejriwal;
Shri Arvind Kejriwal through his Delhi’s Model of Governance has shown to the whole world that India can transform itself into number One in this World;
People across the country have seen his enormous work in the field of Education, Health, Water, Electricity and infrastructure;
BJP’s Government in Gujarat could not construct even a single world class school in last 30 years, forcing the Prime Minister to make a video of temporary school made out of tent;
In spite of BJP ruling multiple states for decades, they have failed to deliver basic services like free electricity and water to their citizens;
The Prime Minister has realised that he cannot compete with Shri Arvind Kejriwal in terms of Governance;
People of India believe in the dream of Shri Arvind Kejriwal, they trust that Shri Arvind Kejriwal can make India no 1 and this dream is achievable in their lifetime;
Today, Arvind Kejriwal represents the hope of 140 crore Indians but the Prime Minister wants to crush this hope of the people of India;
This House observes that people across India are joining Shri Arvind Kejriwal and becoming a part of this silent revolution to Make India No 1;
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with all his might and agencies will never be able to stop this idea; As Victor Hugo is often quoted – No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come.