‘Bless me, I will come back,’ Arvind Kejriwal counters BJP’s radio ad

The jingle was a response to BJP's radio ad accusing Kejriwal of running away from power.

Written by Vishnu Varma | New Delhi | Updated: January 16, 2015 5:53 pm
Arvind Kejriwal addresses a rally in Lal Bagh JJ colony. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia) Arvind Kejriwal addresses a rally in Lal Bagh JJ colony. (Source: Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

In a humorous twist to election campaigning, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently released a radio jingle in which its leader Arvind Kejriwal could be heard telling an old lady not to be angry with him and that he will come to power soon.

“Mataji, I did not run away. I will be back soon to serve you. Please bless me and have faith in me. Ab naarazgi chodiye aur thoda muskura dijiye (Please don’t stay angry. Smile a little),” he could be heard saying in the jingle.

The jingle was Kejriwal’s response (albeit in his own style) to an earlier BJP radio ad in which an old lady could be heard complaining about her day-to-day problems because she had voted for the AAP leader. The lady says that even after she voted for him, he deserted the people of Delhi and ran away from power. The BJP’s jingle was a taunt reference to Kejriwal’s resignation from the chief minister’s post in February last year after his Janlokpal bill was defeated on the floor of the Delhi assembly.

Since then, Kejriwal has openly said that relinquishing power was one of the biggest mistakes he did. He has promised the voters at every gathering that he would not resign if given a shot at power.

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