The famous blue Wagon R used by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been reported stolen – from right outside the government’s headquarters in the capital.
Kejriwal, who has weathered many run-ins with the police, which reports not to his government but the centre, asked on Twitter about where it’s “dhyan” or attention is focused. The Wagon R, gifted by an Indian living abroad, was dubbed the “AAP Mobile” and got plenty of mileage in the news when the Chief Minister used it to camp and sleep in during a controversial protest against the Delhi Police in 2014.
The blue car was used by the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP to demonstrate its commitment to fighting VIP culture and of standing with the little guy. It was used by Mr Kejriwal during his campaign for the first election he contested; it remained his vehicle of choice when he was first made Chief Minister.
The car was being used by Vandana Singh, the Aam Aadmi Party’s in-charge of youth wing and the party’s media coordinator, and was often seen parked at the party office at Central Delhi’s Deen Dayal Upadhya Marg.
Anto Alphonse, additional DCP (central), said the theft occurred around 1 pm and was captured by a CCTV camera installed outside the secretariat. “But the footage is blurred,” said Alphonse, adding the vehicle remains untraced.