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.
Mufflerman 😄 pic.twitter.com/OX6e8o3zay
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 11, 2020
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”.
Okay this baby Kejriwal is melting my heart
— Rahul Sabharwal (@rubberneckin) February 11, 2020
Sooooooo cute 💗
— Aarti 💓 (@aartic02) February 11, 2020
— अंकित|Ankit (@samastipurwala) February 11, 2020
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.