It is a popular stereotype that New Delhi is a land of rallies, protest marches, processions, and dharnas. So far such things happened mostly for political or social activities, but this time it happened for love.
Dharna and fasting for getting back love are rarely heard of, though this is precisely what happened in New Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal was in a relationship with a girl named Sunita for the last eight years. But recently, Sunita ended all communication with him. She had virtually become incommunicado over the phone, WhatsApp and other social media sites. Sensing something amiss, Arvind did some digging and found out that Sunita’s family is looking to get her married elsewhere.
The prospective groom was about to visit Sunita’s home. Sensing that he has little time to get back love, Arvind started a fast cum dharna in front of Sunita’s house from Sunday. He was carrying a placard where it was written, ‘Give back my eight years’. Soon one-sided lovers got wind of this unique dharna and came out in support of Arvind. In the meanwhile, the family of the guy who was set to marry Sunita also arrived at the spot. Police too reached the dharna location but they couldn’t stop Arvind from keeping his fast to in order to get back his love. As the hours went on, Arvind’s health worsened and he was rushed to the hospital.
Finally, Sunita agreed to marry her old boyfriend and after intervention from locals, her family also came around. Arvind and Sunita got married instantly and went to a local mandir to complete all rituals.
Note: All characters and events depicted in this article are entirely fictitious. Any similarity to Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal or his love life is purely coincidental.