NRI comes from London to support AAP

As the new entrant Aam Admi Party won 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections on Sunday, a large number of supporters, including some NRIs, gathered at the party’s Hanuman Road office here for the celebrations.

One of these NRIs was Arnav Aggarwal, a 25-year-old engineer who had come all the way from London to support the party.

Arnav had been supporting the  Aam Aadmi Party since its very inception. It was through news and social media that he had first known about this “movement” going on in his country.

He recounts that it was the sense of patriotism that led him to support the Kejriwal-led party by financial means and by creating awareness on social media to garner support for it.

“Everyone feels like doing something for their country and when you live in a foreign nation, this feeling grows way too much. This was my way to contribute to my motherland,” said Arnav.

The Delhi-bred lad, who moved to United Kingdom four years ago also used to make bulk phone calls to random numbers here in Delhi to seek support for the party.

“Making the calls was difficult initially, as people would disconnect immediately thinking that it was a marketing call. However later, to my surprise, people would hook on to the calls after I said ‘I am calling from the Aam Aadmi Party...” beamed Arnav.

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