Support for Kejriwal among Muslims is building. The former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer and a former Delhi Chief Minister –though just for 49 days –has won the hearts of many Muslims by looking incorruptible and serious as anti-corruption crusader.
Muslims, like many other sections of the society seem to have found a man who is straight talking, living a principled life and who does what he believes. People are admiring him for his qualities and frugal lifestyle. Many people are already comparing him with Mahatma.
Though it is comparing moon with an earthen lamp, but a large number of people are simply fascinated by the persona of man whose lowly muffler became a new sign of defiance from every sign of corruption in the national capital prior to assembly elections in 2013.
Media has been trying to portray a very negative image of this anti-corruption crusader in the last few weeks. From a man with almost a Midas touch he is being projected as an anarchist who thrives on opposing the status quo but has nothing to offer as an alternate.
Image: Leader of Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal leads an election rally in Ahmadabad, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP)