In what was seen as a rejection of VIP culture, Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha removed a towel from his chair soon after assuming office as Vice Chairman of Delhi Jal Board. A video shared this morning on Twitter shows the 31-year-old MLA removing the towel from his chair before sitting down.
The video was shared on the microblogging platform by 'AAP In News' - the Aam Aadmi Party account dedicated to updates about the party.
"Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman @raghav_chadha removes towel (a symbol of VIP culture) from his chair as soon as he assumes his office," they wrote while sharing the 12-second video, which has been viewed over 12,000 times on Twitter.
The video has collected a number of reactions. Several social media users praised Raghav Chadha for removing the towel from his chair in office.
Neta ji in action.....we want more such young leaders🙏🙏— An ordinary citizen (@Nation_first554) March 3, 2020
More power to you chadda ji👏✊
Educated,sophisticated personality— ภยรгคՇ (@MoodyN21311391) March 3, 2020
Knows the delicacy of times & situations. https://t.co/OXdmcv496M
Others criticised it as a publicity stunt.
Camera wale ko bula ke kiya hai.....🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Alok Verma (@IamAlok_Verma) March 3, 2020
Optics. Theatrics. Politics.— Hank Duo (@bipolarised) March 3, 2020
Mr Chadha, a chartered accountant, won from Delhi's Rajinder Nagar constituency by over 20,000 votes in this year's Delhi Assembly elections, replacing party colleague Dinesh Mohaniya.
AAP has prided itself in being a party of common men and has repeatedly said it will end the notorious VIP culture in Delhi. When he came to power after a landslide win in 2015, party chief Arvind Kejriwal had said that he wanted to end VIP culture in Delhi. "Do you like it when a minister blocks a road... and the car's siren beeps? We want to end VIP culture," Mr Kejriwal had said after taking oath as Delhi Chief Minister.Click for more trending news