‘Disgusted With Dishonesty Of Kejriwal’s Ads’: WaPo Author Slams Misrepresentation Of His Article To Glorify Mohalla Clinics

‘Disgusted With Dishonesty Of Kejriwal’s Ads’: WaPo Author Slams Misrepresentation Of His Article To Glorify Mohalla ClinicsAam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and Washington Post columnist Vivek Wadhwa has slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for misrepresenting his article in a bid to glorify Delhi’s Mohalla Clinics.

Wadhwa took to twitter to comment that he is disgusted by the dishonesty of advertisements by Kejriwal, which seek to make false claims about the Mohalla clinics.

AAP’s advertisement in question claims that while many Indians seek to learn from USA’s achievements, the latter is now hoping to emulate the achievements of Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government when it comes to affordable health care.

To justify its bold claim, AAP cited a 2016 Washington Post article written by Wadhwa titled, “What New Delhi’s free clinics can teach America about fixing its broken health care system”.

What the advertisement failed to mention was the fact that Wadhwa had since the publication of the article had turned into a trenchant critic of the Mohalla Clinic programme. He also adds that he was lied to by the Delhi Health Minister when he was writing the Washington Post story.

Wadhwa further shared a media report highlighting an alleged scam uncovered by a vigilance department in the Mohalla Clinic.