Adding to its celebrity quotient, musician and Sufi singer Rabbi Shergill of the Bullah Ki Jaana fame has expressed support for the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
After singer-composer Kailash Kher, Shergill becomes the second celebrity to have supported AAP. Shergill’s support would prove to be beneficial for AAP to reaching out to Sikh and Punjabi communities ahead of the December 4 election to the Delhi assembly. These communities can swing votes in as many as 10 constituencies of the total 70 in Delhi.
Shergill attended an election related event by AAP in west Delhi’s Hari Nagar on Thursday. The event at Hari Nagar, where Kejriwal wore a turban and upheld a sword in a Sikh warrior style, was attended by AAP candidates from Hari Nagar (Jagdeep Singh), Janakpuri (Rajesh Rishi), Tilak Nagar (Jarnail Singh) and Rajouri (Preet Pal Saluja) and scores of party workers and supporters.
Shergill, a Delhiite, has had a long stint in music of various kinds since his graduation days at Khalsa College. “We had approached Shergill and he agreed to support us as he supported the ‘good cause’ that we have taken up,” said Sanjay Singh, member of AAP’s national executive.
Singh, however, clarified that Shergill had not officially joined the party as yet but “he would be doing rallies in AAP’s support.”
Earlier in the month, Kher had done a song for AAP, which plans to use it during public meetings and rallies ahead of the assembly polls.