Why AAP's Raghav Chadha Removed Towel From Chair After Assuming Office

Raghav Chadha assumed office as Vice Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board.

Why AAP's Raghav Chadha Removed Towel From Chair After Assuming Office

A video shows Raghav Chadha removing the towel from his chair before sitting down.

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.

Others criticised it as a publicity stunt.

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.

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