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Guess who's in the next car? Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by layman, Jan 2, 2014.

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's blue WagonR drew much attention as he drove down from his home in suburban Ghaziabad, to Delhi's legislative assembly on Thursday morning.

    For Delhi-ites it was unusual not to have to make way for flashing beacons and blaring sirens.

    The compact car, Mr Kejriwal's personal vehicle, drove through Delhi without any police escort vehicles, stopping at all the four traffic lights on the 16 km route from his fourth floor, three-bedroom apartment to the Vidhan Sabha.

    People on two-wheelers, in cars and auto rickshaws, not only clicked photos, many shook hands with Mr Kejriwal while waiting for traffic signals to turn green. Some saluted and waved at the chief minister.

    At a traffic crossing near Krishna Nagar in east Delhi, a man, on spotting Mr Kejriwal in the car, parked his two-wheeler on the roadside and brought his 12-year-old daughter to meet the chief minister.

    Mr Kejriwal rolled down the window and, after a short chat with them, patted the girl on the head before driving off.

    An IANS correspondent who followed Mr Kejriwal's car, also noted how Delhi traffic cops, usually seen blowing whistles frantically and clearing traffic during "VIP movement", seemed unaware that the chief minister was passing by.

    Mr Kejriwal was on an important mission - he had to prove his government's majority in the house. In the evening, his Aam Aadmi Party won a vote on its trust motion after a four and a half hour debate.

    Making the last speech of the debate, Mr Kejriwal said, "Many people say that by not using a lal batti, I am wasting valuable time when I am waiting at a traffic light...I disagree."

    Mr Kejriwal and his ministers have refused red lights or lal battis for their cars, which entitle politicians to the right of way. Ministers have been taking the metro or auto-rickshaws to work - gestures described as crass photo-ops by the opposition BJP today.

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  2. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    I really admire the modesty... Damn i feel am betrayed though... Time will say.
     
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    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Time to give up your Aston Martin.
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    We dont get Alto here... :sad: And with speed it would wither off. :lol:
     
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    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    i dont know whats the big deal here ... in some countries politician are known to go to the parliament on public transport,cycle or even on skate board.
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    In India power drunk politicians have set a trend and going against the trend seems pretty odd. And welcomed one.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    I am really appalled at the wisdom of members of this forum. Did u ever notice those two yellow coloured innovas running behind AK 's blue car? He has three tired security ring vd him. pls do not make a fool of me.
     
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    the big deal is that he is favorite media son
     
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    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    it will be good for city driving ... gives awesome mileage ... approx 40 miles/gallon (typical Indian way of thinking!!! when buying a vehicle mileage is always at the top of the list !!! :lol: )
     
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    he can't use ALTO.. :YUNO:
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    40 miles per gallon... Damn mine gives only 7 miles per gallon... Need to seriously think about Alto now...:p
     
  12. he-man

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    do u know the usual z plus security has 70 policemen.

    he will atleast have a few guards,what do u want??

    the big deal is that india is not one of those countries and this has not been done before by a CM in india
     
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    i hope he is not 7 ft tall !!!
     
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    Get a Toyota Prius, think about the environment.
     
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    do u guys think this is a show off too??
     
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