Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s blue Wagon R car was stolen from outside the state secretariat on Thursday.
Kejriwal travelled in this car until the first Delhi elections he fought after forming Aam Aasim Party in 2013. He had later begun to use a bigger car, also donated by one of his well wishers, just before the 2015 assembly elections.
The humble Blue hatchback, which became synonymous with Kejriwal’s ‘aam aadmi’ image, was being used by an AAP functionary these days.
“The car was parked outside the Delhi Secretariat. It went missing around 1 am,” a senior police official said.
The car was donated to Kejriwal by Kundan Sharma, a software engineer, in January 2013.
The party’s Haryana convenor, Naveen Jaihind, has announced an undisclosed amount as reward for those who will trace the car.
“I want this car back. There are a lot of emotions, memories attached to it. Whoever returns the car, I will give him a suitable reward, which will be much more than what he will get from selling the car,” Jaihind was quoted by DNA.
Jaihind had sought the “lucky car” for his campaigning when he contested the 2014 Lok Sabha poll from Rohtak.
Meanwhile Twitteratis detected humour into an emotive development for Aam Aadmi Party supporters and began posting hilarious tweets. Some blamed the BJP MP, Subramanian Swamy, while others held the AAP leader Ashutosh for the iconic car’s disappearance.
— Bhaad me Jaa.. (@iAbhishek_J) October 12, 2017
— Arpit Sourashtriya (@AptArpit) October 12, 2017
— Mukesh Dhariya (@MukeshDhariya2) October 12, 2017
— OFFICE OF PAPPU (@0FFICE0FPAPPU) October 12, 2017