MCD Elections 2017: Swaraj India to turn ‘whistle-blower’ at Cong, AAP, BJP rallies, literally

Chanchal Chauhan
The Swaraj India party will use the party symbol "whistle" in corporation election campaigns to discourage the rival party leaders from making false promises to the residents of Delhi.

New Delhi, April 11: Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India supporters will now literally expose the “lies” of Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by turning into “whistle-blowers” at their rallies ahead of the MCD Elections 2017. As per the reports, the Swaraj India party will use the party symbol “whistle” in corporation election campaigns to discourage the rival party leaders from making false promises to the residents of Delhi.

It has also been reported by sources that volunteers of Swaraj India 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,” a source said. (Also Read: AAP attacks Manoj Tiwari over ticket to crorepati ‘slum dweller’, accuses BJP of hurting sentiments of poor)

According to the reports, sources have also revealed that although the volunteers have been asked to carry whistles, they have also been instructed not to use them to obstruct rallies of the party leaders. The volunteers have been asked to use them only when they are in a position to explain the error made by the leaders like a football referee. This is also the reason that they have been asked to take locals along with them. “Whenever any leader will indulge in foul play or cross the line we will whistle,” Member of Swaraj India’s national presidium Anupam said. (Also Read: Ahead of civic polls, RWAs accuse Arvind Kejriwal of failing to keep promises made to them)

With this initiative, the Swaraj India party hopes that people will take this forward by using the technique to embarrass leaders when they make false statements or promises. As per the reports by sources, the idea ‘Blow The Whistle’ comes from Aamir Khan starrer film PK, in which each time the protagonist saw something wrong he said, “Ye to wrong number hai. (This is a wrong number).”

Now that the fight for the MCD throne in Delhi is getting tougher with elections just around the corner, political parties contesting in the MCD Elections have been trying their best to garner support either by making promises or by claiming to expose their lies.