The iconic blue WagonR, often dubbed as the ‘AAPmobile’ of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal was, on Thursday evening, stolen from Delhi secretariat in north Delhi. After the incident took place, the Delhi police received a complaint about the same. “We received the complaint at around 3:30 pm today after which we started the investigating into the case,” said Mandeep Randhawa, Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The police officer was unable to provide any information regarding the security around the Chief Minister’s car. The police officer also added that the modus-operandi could not be commented upon and that the police will reach a conclusion once the preliminary investigations are over. The Aam Aadmi Party chief’s Wagon R was a symbol used by Arvind Kejriwal to show the commitment towards fighting the VIP culture. The car was used by Arvind Kejriwal during his first election campaign and was widely used during his first tenure as Chief Minister. The car was donated to Kejriwal by Kundan Sharma, a software engineer, in January 2013.
Recently, the AAP chief was in news for opposing the proposed Delhi Metro fare hike. Taking the cognizance of the Delhi CM’s request, the Central Government had said that it has no jurisdiction to hold the proposed Metro fare hike unless Aam Aadmi party (AAP) agrees to pay Rs 3,000 crore annually to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The October Metro fare hike comes as the second metro fare hike this year. The previous increase in metro fare was imposed in May earlier this year. As per the new fare hike commuters will now have to have to pay Rs 5-10 for every extra kilometres traveled.