MCD election: Swaraj India ‘whistle-blowers’ will expose AAP, BJP, Cong ‘lies’
Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India will use its party symbol to embarrass leaders from BJP, Congress and AAP by blowing the whistle at rallies every time they make ‘false promises’ or take credit for work not done by them.MCD Elections 2017 Updated: Apr 11, 2017 22:56 IST
The party wants to use its political symbol ‘whistle’ in the corporation elections as a tool to embarrass rival leaders and discourage them from making false promises. Sources said volunteers of the party have been asked to carry whistles to rallies of prominent leaders of BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.
“Party volunteers will be present at the rallies of rival parties along with locals. If they find that the leaders are taking credit for developmental works not done by them, the volunteers and locals will start whistling,” he said.
However, to ensure that this is not used as a tool to obstruct rallies, the volunteers have been asked to whistle only when they are in a position to explain the error. This is also the reason that they have been asked to take locals along with them.
Member of Swaraj India’s national presidium Anupam said the party wants to use the whistle like a referee at a football match. “Whenever any leader will indulge in foul play or cross the line we will whistle,” Anupam said.
The party hopes that people will take the initiative forward by using the technique to embarrass leaders when they make false statements. Sources said, the idea of the campaign ‘Blow The Whistle’ comes from Aamir Khan starrer film PK, where each time the protagonist saw something wrong he said, “Ye to wrong number hai. (This is a wrong number).”
Meanwhile, whistle is not the permanent symbol of Swaraj India and most candidates were allowed the symbol in this election as they had filled it as their first option. The party, however, will be vouching to get it as their permanent symbol in the future.
First Published: Apr 11, 2017 12:35 IST