Name Show Puts Kejriwal In the Soup

Kejriwal draws flak after photographs showed his name being displayed by a formation of children at Independence Day celebrations.

Published: 16th August 2015 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2015 03:53 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal draws flak after photographs showed his name being displayed by a formation of children at Independence Day celebrations instead of Jai Hind or any other patriotic messages at Chhatrasal stadium on Saturday. The development was seen as yet another attempt of self-promotion by Kejriwal and many social media users criticised him for his “megalomaniac behavior”.

Reacting to it, Kejriwal said, “Some school students made visual formation of my name during Independence celebrations. I was not at all aware that students would do this. I am told it has been a practice in Delhi government to form visual formation of whoever chief guest is.” He also accepted that it was a wrong practice. “I will stop this practice forthwith,” he said. The Chief Minister Office later released photographic evidence saying it was to counter “vicious propaganda” against Kejriwal. It released pictures where former Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit and L-G Najeeb Jung name were displayed by a formation of children at I-Day celebrations.

“The government, in normal course would not have reacted on the Independence Day, but attempts have been made by certain quarters to show as if a new practice has been started in the placards displayed by children,” the CMO said.

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