New Delhi: A scene of Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LL.B 2, a courtroom drama that satirizes the notion of the Indian legal system, is doing rounds on the Internet. The reason is a question the film star asks to Inspector Suryaveer Singh (actor Kumud Mishra) who, in the movie, is an accused of carrying out a fake encounter.
Advocate Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly (Akshay Kumar) asks Singh – who is standing in a witness box, “Achcha Singh Sb, kya aap court ko bata sakte hain ki agle election men Aam Aadmi Party ko kitni seats milengi (Okay Mr Singh, can you tell the court how many seats will the Aam Aadmi Party get in the next election)?”
The question surprises everyone sitting in the court room. The accused – Singh – replies if he (Jolly) has gone mad gone. The accused loses cool and replies, “Pagla ho gaya hai, goli khayega kya (Have you gone mad; should I shoot you)?”
बीजेपी-कांग्रेस वालो से जब पूछा जाता है कि आम आदमी पार्टी कितनी सीटें जीतेगी तो वो भी इसी भाई साहब की तरह भड़क जाते है???? pic.twitter.com/eWCYkXGfV5
— Ajit Tyagi (@_AjitTyagi) February 17, 2017
Selectively using the clip of this bit of the movie, AAP supporters are circulating it on Twitter saying the Congress and the BJP lose cool and reply in the same way when they are asked how many seats the AAP is winning.
The year 2017 is one of the most crucial years for the AAP as it forayed into Goa and Punjab Assembly elections with full force with an aim to shed the “regional party” tag and “emerge as an alternative” to both the Congress and the BJP.
Last year was marked by the party’s heightened bickering with the BJP as the party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s academic qualifications, levelled serious corruption charges against him and mounted a spirited attack on his government over demonetisation.
Senior AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier said – talking about the priority of his party this year – that the main focus would be to wrest power in the crucial states that recently went to polls and consolidate the party’s position nationally.
The AAP will also contest the civic polls in Delhi against the BJP, which has been controlling the MCDs for over nine years, Congress and the nascent Swaraj India, a party led by former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav.
However, as sword hangs over the heads of its legislators with two separate Office of Profit petitions seeking disqualification of 21 and 27 AAP MLAs, 2017 could be slightly rough for the party.
Disqualification in any of these petitions will mean bypolls. This is, however, unlikely to have any impact on the stability of Kejriwal government.