Ke­jri­wal’s famed blue Wagon R is stolen

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The fa­mous Blue Wagon R, used to ferry Arvind Ke­jri­wal in the run-up to the As­sem­bly elec­tions, was stolen from out­side the Delhi Sec­re­tar­iat, which houses the Chief Min­is­ter’s of­fice, on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

An Aam Aadmi Party vol­un­teer from the United King­dom, Kun­dan Sharma, had gifted Ke­jri­wal the car in Jan­uary 2013. The car, along with Ke­jri­wal him­self, made head­lines when the AAP boss trav­elled in it while cam­paign­ing for the chief min­is­ter’s post, which he won in Jan­uary 2014.

The car was seen by many as proof of Ke­jri­wal’s ‘aam aadmi’ cre­den­tials with the Delhi chief min­is­ter re­fus­ing to use a govern­ment ve­hi­cle even af­ter as­sum­ing of­fice. Ke­jri­wal was not cur­rently us­ing the car, af­ter hav­ing given it up in 2014. The Maruti car was cur­rently be­ing used by Aam Aadmi Party’s me­dia co­or­di­na­tor Van­dana Singh.

Singh lodged a po­lice com­plaint at the IP Es­tate po­lice sta­tion, say­ing that the car was stolen at around 1 pm on Thurs­day. The po­lice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter.

“We have re­ceived a com­plaint and the mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cial.

Re­act­ing to it, Ke­jri­wal retweeted a post that said, “So much for Delhi Po­lice — dhyan kid­har hai! [Why is Delhi Po­lice not fo­cused on the job?]”. He also retweeted a post which claimed that if thefts could be com­mit­ted from right out­side the sec­re­tar­iat, the law and or­der sit­u­a­tion in other parts of Delhi would be much worse.

As soon as the car was stolen, Delhi AAP con­vener Sau­rabh Bharad­waj went on Twit­ter to take a dig on Lieu­tenant Gover­nor Anil Bai­jal.

“LG sir, in­stead of cre­at­ing problems in work of elected Delhi Govt. Work on Delhi Po­lice. CM’s car got stolen from Sec­re­tar­iat,” he tweeted.

Arvind Ke­jri­wal’s blue WagonR had be­come a sym­bol of his pol­i­tics

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