Come to me for something, Arvind Kejriwal declared as we speak to a big group of auto and cab drivers in Ludhiana as he campaigned for the upcoming polls in Punjab– a state the place his Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) is seen to have a preventing likelihood at energy.
Because the AAP chief interacted with a big group of auto drivers in a corridor decked with balloons, he ended up accepting a dinner invite.
“I’m an enormous fan of yours. I’m an auto-wallah,” mentioned a person, taking the mic throughout a q & a session.
“Sir, you assist auto drivers. Sir, will you come for a meal to this poor auto-wallah’s dwelling? I’m inviting you dil se (from the guts),” he mentioned because the room cheered encouragingly.
“Completely, tonight?”- Arvind Kejriwal’s response drew even louder cheering.
“Tonight solely,” the auto driver mentioned, trying delighted, though he had apparently invited a excessive profile dinner visitor, the Chief Minister of Delhi, at actually quick discover.
Mr Kejriwal requested: “Can I carry Bhagwant (Mann), (Harpal Singh) Cheema and I? We’ll all come.” His host accepted.
Chants of “Kejriwal zindabad (lengthy dwell Kejriwal)” rose.
Later at night time, Mr Kejriwal and his social gathering colleagues had been seen having dinner on the auto driver’s home.
Mr Kejriwal, whose outreach to auto drivers has been a profitable technique in Delhi, had informed his viewers: “I’m like your brother. Come to me for something. Even when your auto breaks down.”
In an earlier occasion, the AAP chief attacked Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for copying his marketing campaign.
“I introduced Mohalla Clinics in Punjab. Pretend Kejriwal mentioned the identical factor however did not make even one. I might be assembly auto unions, this was deliberate 10 days upfront, however he went as we speak. Darna accha hai (It is good to be afraid),” Mr Kejriwal mentioned.
Each Chief Ministers reached out to auto rickshaw unions on the identical day, simply hours aside.
The AAP chief had the same interplay with auto and taxi drivers in Uttarakhand, which will even vote subsequent 12 months for a brand new authorities.
Earlier, Mr Channi had informed a bunch of auto drivers: “In my preliminary days even I used to drive autos and I’ll waive pending challans.”