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AAP's 'anthem' for Punjab

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

First it was Kumar Vishwas, now it is Arvind Kejriwal. In a video posted on Facebook by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the chief minister of Delhi can be seen singing Kishore Kumar's hit number, "Aa chal ke tujhe main leke chaloon", with the lyrics changed suitably to make it sound like a clarion call for change in Punjab, where Assembly elections are due in 2017. Envisioning a state "jahan chor bhi na ho, jahan bhrasht bhi na ho (where no one is a thief and no one is corrupt)", the song promises a Punjab where "bas aap (or AAP, depending on how you want to perceive it) ka raaj chale". The AAP, which has four members of Parliament from Punjab, is building its campaign in the state on the planks of corruption, drugs, unemployment and the poor financial health of the state.

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First Published: Tue, May 17 2016. 21:05 IST