27 January, 2021

Going By The Book

Kejriwal prepares for his party’s launch

Sanjay Rawat
Going By The Book

Amidst the lotus and the elephant, the cycle and the lamp, what symbol would best represent Arvind Kejriwal’s party? Though the forum is yet to take a final call on it, the icon being toyed with is a ‘book’. Emblematic of the Constitution, it will best suit the party’s anti-corruption image and commitment to the law of the land.

And what of the name of the new party, to be launched on November 26, the day the Constituent Assembly approved the draft Constitution? What better than calling it the Aam Aadmi Party, since he is what the party stands for. “The idea, say IAC sources, “is to tell people that this is their own party, not the legacy of any family or ideology”. It’s so far the most popular choice among the thousand-odd suggestions, though this too isn’t final.

Meanwhile, hectic preparations are under way for the big day. “It’s a three-day event,” reveals a source. “On the 24th, there will be a day-long meeting with our nation-wide representatives. The next day, our youth wing has...



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