Arvind Kejriwal’s tucked-in shirt, shining shoes impress followers as he visit land of ‘LG’


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is currently on a visit to South Korea with his cabinet colleague, Urban Development Minister Satyender Jain.

One of Kejriwal’s media advisors posted a couple of photos of Delhi chief minister on Twitter with a caption, “Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal & Urban Development Minister @SatyendarJain at the Cheonggyecheon stream in downtown Seoul – an 11 km urban regeneration marvel – dirty polluted stream is now a tourist hotshot.”

No sooner had Arvind Kejriwal’s media advisor posted the photos, eagle-eyed Twitterati detected a glaring change in the outfit chosen by the Delhi chief minister for his trip. In the photos, Kejriwal’s famous sandals had made way for a shining pair of shoes. Contrary to his casual half-sleeved shirt look, he had also chosen to wear a tucked-in long-sleeved shirt on this occasion.

A majority of his supporters loved his new attire as many wondered why he couldn’t choose this outfit even in India. One user Pasand Arora wrote, “Well AK should tug in his shirt in India as well, looks smart!” Another user, Truth Be Told, wrote, “AK Sir in complete formals …. Cool.” “Good to see Arvind being properly dressed. Wish if he could carry this when he returns to Delhi…. What’s your take Nagendarji,” asked another user, Sanjay Manchanda.

However, there were those who took a dig and wondered if Kejriwal’s chocie of new formal attire would invite fresh CBI raids on his house to investigate his source of income.

User Antonio wrote sarcastically, “Kejriwal ne shirt tuck-in ki. Usney shoes pehney. Corruption, Anti National , Anarchist.” “Look at his clothes ! I demand a cbi enquiry,” wrote user Prerna.

There were many references to LG in connection of Arvind Kejriwal’s famous battles with Delhi Lieutenant Governor, but none in relation to Seoul being the global headquarters of electronics giant LG.

India’s ambassador to Republic of Korea Ms Sripriya Ranganathan welcoming Delhi CM Sh. Arvind Kejriwal at Yonsei University, Seoul at the Sarang cultural festival organised by the Indian Embassy

Kejriwal’s trip to Seoul is his first official trip abroad since becoming the chief minister in February 2015. While in South Korea, he is likely to sign several agreements.