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Ever Heard Of A Chief Minister's Car Getting Stolen? 

Gunjan Kalati |

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's iconic Blue Maruti Suzuki Wagon R was stolen from outside the Secretariat in Delhi on Thursday. A FIR has been registered following this incident. According to sources, the car was allegedly used by one of Cm Kejriwal's staff members. Reportedly, some belongings of the staff member were in the car when it was stolen.  The car is symbolic as it was used by Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal during his election campaigns. Take a look: 

The car which became synonymous with Kejriwal's 'aam aadmi' image, was being used by an AAP functionary these days.

 "The car was parked outside the Delhi Secretariat. It went missing around 1 am," a senior police official said.

It was donated to Kejriwal by Kundan Sharma, a software enginner, in January 2013.


Recently, the CM thanked Lt Governor Anil Baijal for approving the Delhi government's higher education loan scheme, a day after he hit out at the L-G over his objection to a bill to regularise guest teachers. The chief minister urged Baijal to also give his nod to the government's Bill which seeks to regularise around 15,000 guest teachers.

"Thank u LG Sir. We wud urge u to sign the Guest Teacher Bill also pl (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted. During a discussion on the Bill in the Delhi Assembly yesterday, Kejriwal said, "I am an elected chief minister, not a terrorist," while launching a broadside against the LG, BJP and the bureaucracy, alleging a nexus between them.

"Hum Delhi ke maalik hai (we are Delhi's masters), not the bureaucracy," he had said. However, the Bill was later passed by a voice vote in the House, despite the objection of the L-G who claimed that it was not in accordance with the constitutional scheme of governance of the NCT of Delhi. Kejriwal had alleged that the files relating to the regularisation of the teachers were never shown to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, by the officials on the direction of the L-G.

(with inputs from PTI)
 

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