A child dressed as AAP convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at a rally of supporters outside AAP headquarters | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A child dressed as AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at a rally of supporters outside party headquarters in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
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New Delhi: As the counting of votes continued in Delhi Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tweeted a photo of a young boy dressed as Arvind Kejriwal, the party’s chief. The photo soon went viral as social media gushed about the child.

 

The one-year-old, identified as Avyaan Tomar, sported a moustache and a muffler similar to Kejriwal’s. Avyaan’s father Rahul Tomar, a businessman, and mother Meenakshi are AAP supporters.

The child was spotted at the AAP’s ITO headquarters in Delhi with his parents early in the morning.

The photo of the “mufflerman” melted many hearts on Twitter, with people calling it the “photo of the day”.


Also read: Five reasons why Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP is set to sweep Delhi again


His sister too dressed as Kejriwal in 2015

Avyaan’s sister Fairy, who is now nine years old, was also spotted dressed as Kejriwal after the Delhi assembly elections in 2015.

She attended Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony, donning a muffler and glasses.

The Tomars have supported Kejriwal since the time he was involved with activist Anna Hazare in 2011.

“I want my daughter to become like Kejriwal and have the same qualities that he has —honesty, integrity, compassion… We used to bring her to Anna’s (Hazare) rally here and when Kejriwal came to the forefront of the anti-graft struggle, we made our daughter the mascot of that effort,” Meenakshi told PTI at the time.

The counting of votes for the 70 assembly seats is still underway.

Election Commission trends from 2 pm show that AAP is leading in 58 of Delhi’s 70 seats. Kejriwal is leading in the New Delhi constituency by 6,399 votes.

The current trends indicate a reduced majority for the party since 2015, when the AAP won 67 seats.


Also read: 5 reasons why Modi-Shah’s BJP lost to Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP in Delhi election


 

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