Arvind Kejriwal Is Singing Again, This Time To Woo Punjab Voters

16/05/2016 3:32 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Delhi’s Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal loves a few things in life dearly--Twitter, Bollywood movies and degree certificates. Now we can safely add one more to the list--the sound of his voice.

On Sunday evening, the party’s Facebook page put up a video of Kejriwal singing Kishore Kumar's Aa Chal Ke Tujhe Main Leke Chaloon, with the lyrics changed in places.

While the original video from the 1964 film 'Door Gagan Ki Chaon Mein' features Kishore Kumar telling a kid that he will take him to a land where--"Jahan gham bhi na ho, aasoo bhi na ho" (Where there is no sadness, or tears) Kejriwal here promises Punjab voters a different kind of a place.

"Jahan chor bhi na ho, jahan bhrasht be na ho, bas AAP ka raj chale" (where there are no thieves or corrupt people, and AAP rules)--Kejriwal turns the song into an anthem against corruption.

With this new song, it seems that the AAP has found a new way to woo voters.

Recently, AAP member Kumar Vishwas released a music video “Ek Nasha: Nashe ke Khilaf”, in which he sang about the prevailing drug menace in the state. It was a thinly veiled attack against Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Kejriwal also tweeted out the video as a ‘must watch’.

That Kejriwal loves singing is no surprise.

He sang a few lines of Paigham, a Manna De song, at his swearing-in speech at the Ramlila Maidan in 2013. He sang the same song several times during the anti-corruption movement.

Kejriwal also loves a poem by Dushyant Kumar titled Ho Gayi Hai Peer Parvat. He sang this one too during his anti-corruption protests.

Last year, Kejriwal shared the stage with singer Kailash Kher and sang Paigham once again.

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