Video: Have you heard Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s song for Punjab yet?

At the rate the Aam Aadmi Party is going, we shouldn't be surprised if they soon have enough songs to cut an entire music album.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2016 6:12 pm
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A couple of years back, when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was formed, with the objective of presenting a side of politics that was thus far unseen, not many would have predicted its members taking to such unusual methods to woo voters.

The creative streak of many AAP members is well-known. The Delhi CM has previously utilised social media and other platforms to convey the party’s, and his, messages — from TV advertisements and YouTube videos to automated phone calls. The latest medium, it seems, is music.

Ahead of the 2017 Punjab state elections, AAP member Kumar Vishwas first released a video “Ek Nasha: Nashe ke Khilaf” (Kejriwal tweeted out the video as a ‘must watch’), in which he sang about the prevailing drug menace in the state, and now, Kejriwal has lent his musical stylings to a paraphrased version of the famous Kishore Kumar song, “Aa chal ke tujhe main leke chalun, ek aise gagan ke tale…” from the 1964 film, Door Gagan ki Chhaon Mein.

In a post on AAP’s Facebook page, Kejriwal is seen singing a message “for Punjabis”. The video was shared highlighting the changed lyrics of: “…Ek aise gagan ke tale, jahan chor na ho, jahan bhrasht bhi na ho, bas aap ka raaj chale! (…under one such sky, where there are no thieves, where there is no corrupt, only you rule the land!)”

Watch the video here.

The interesting thing here is the play on the word ‘aap’. Does he mean ‘aap = you’ (as Kejriwal suggestively gestures towards the viewing audience), or does he mean ‘aap = AAP’. Either way, the video is a sure-shot hit with many, and will definitely be heavily debated on social media. Within the few hours that it was posted, the video had been viewed thousands of times, and shared extensively.

We know the Delhi CM is fond of music. He even sang lines of a Manna De song at his swearing-in speech at the Ramlila Maidan in 2013. But will this rendition be music to the ears of Punjab’s voters?

As for the political scenario, there is much to play out before the state goes to polls next year, in the meantime, at the rate the Aam Aadmi Party is going, we shouldn’t be surprised if they soon have enough songs to cut an entire music album.

Do we sense Grammys calling?

 

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    A
    May 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm
    Nice one, Good Luck Sir
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      Jim
      May 16, 2016 at 8:32 am
      This is all he (khujli) is good at. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment
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        MyTake
        May 16, 2016 at 7:56 am
        How this guy got into IIT? With so much problem left behind by Congress he seems to be enjoying it!
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          Arvind
          May 16, 2016 at 8:50 am
          What is in the minds of the people of India about Arvind Kejriwal during Jan Lok Pal Bill has already vanished rather crashed/crushed after seeing his activities for last two years after he became CM of Delhi First time. Every one supported his cause about corruption and the people of Delhi had voted AAP to power in view fact he was honest and might give them honest government However after seeing his activities recent past one gets surprised and question himself whether is he same AK to whom he voted for power like others did.Now there is no difference between other politicians and fooling public. AK in some extend he is far ahead than many others in abusing other politicians that case he is Gold medalist.It is better not to expect from any young politician about good governance. Sabhi Ek Barabar. AK U dodged every one including yourself .
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            Paramjeet
            May 16, 2016 at 11:14 am
            HE IS A HIGHLY NEGATIVE PERSON. HE IS ONLY IN LOVE WITH HIMSELF. HE BLAMES EVERY ONE AND HAILS WHAT EVER HE DOES. HE IS DOOMED DELHI MIDDLE CL FOR THE POOR. NO RESPITE FOR THEM. WHY NOT FREE WATER AND ELECTRICITY FOR THEM. WHY SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT. HE DID THE SAME TO SHEILA DIXIT BEFORE DELHI ELECTION AND SULLIED HER IMAGE WITH IMAGINARY CORRUPTION AND THE SAME WAY HE IS DOING TO BADALS AND MALITHIA. HE SHOULD BE AWARE THAT SC HAS UPHELD RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH IS NOT ABSOLUTE. THE MOMENT THE JUDGEMENT CAME HE AND HIS TEAM HAVE STOPPED CALLING PM A 420 IN DEGREE CASE. HE IS A LIAR AND SLUR ON CIVIL SOCIETY. HE IS PRESENT DAY NATWARLAL.
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              bhuvan
              May 16, 2016 at 5:19 am
              Kejriwal has the brains of a Mule and a tongue of a dragon.lt;br/gt;Bhuvan Mittal
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                Indian
                May 16, 2016 at 8:47 am
                Aap will win in punjab this time without doubt as punjabis have always been risk taking breed, they are fed up with other main stream parties who's leaders sounds like dinosaur from the past. It's time to give chance to change. If it doesn't work the "alkalis" are always there to deal with it. Long live revolution.
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                  dv1936
                  May 16, 2016 at 11:14 am
                  Cunning politics
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