New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has given his blue Wagon-R car to Rohtak candidate Navin Jaihind for campaigning since he does not have a vehicle.
Jaihind, who is contesting from Rohtak, a seat represented by two-time MP Deepender Singh Hooda, son of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, also drove to file his nomination papers in Kejriwal’s “lucky” blue Wagon-R car.
“I dont own any car and Arvind (Kejriwal) happened to ask me as to how was I campaigning for election since I do not have a car. When he came to know my plight, he offered me his car.
He has asked me to use the car until I arrange one for myself,” Jaihind told PTI. He has been using this car for the past three days for electioning.
Confirming the incident, a party volunteer close to Kejriwal said, “He has been using Arvind’s car as he did not have any car. He has managed to arrange a car for himself for election purpose now.”
Jaihind has been associated with Kejriwal since 2007. His wife Swati Maliwal was in the Core Committee of India Against Corruption. He has recently submitted his doctorate thesis in Physical Education at the Maharshi Dayanand University in Haryana. Kejriwal publicly asked him to contest from Rohtak and challenge the Hoodas in their bastion.
“He (Jaihind) has been active in college politics and has led several agitations for students in the University. He had demanded that students who undertake blood donation should be given more marks for promotion of the cause,” said Sandeep Phogat, an MPhil student at MD university who has been campaigning for Jaihind.
Kejriwal’s blue wagon-R has become his identity along with his attire. Even after becoming the Chief Minister of Delhi Kejriwal would, for most of the time, travel in his car. When German President visited India early this month, Kejriwal drove to the German Embassy at Chanakyapuri in the same car.
While he was on a dharna outside Rail Bhavan in chilling cold, he sought temporary refuge in the car.