“Mujhse Dosti Karoge?” Arvind Kejriwal Asks Delhi Capital’s Rishabh Pant


“Mujhse Dosti Karoge?” Arvind Kejriwal Asks Delhi Capital’s Rishabh Pant

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

After getting snubbed repeatedly by the Congress in Delhi and other states like Punjab and Haryana, Arvind Kejriwal has decided that enough is enough. According to sources within the Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal is trying to reach out to bright young prospects from Delhi who are making waves in the country, to counter PM Modi’s leher.

In this endeavour, the CM tried to reach out to Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant, who after his whirlwind knock of 78 runs off 27 balls in the match versus Mumbai Indians has been hailed as the next big thing in Indian cricket.

“Rishabh is not unknown to Arvind bhai. He has seen Rishabh slugging out in the summer, when he would go out to play Holi with his friends at IIT-Delhi. AAP loves u-turns, Rishabh also loves playing 360 degree shots. Let us see where this relationship goes,” an AAP worker said.

Despite no alliance offers coming their way, AAP is putting up a brave front. “Rishabh Pant has been part of many successful partnerships for the Delhi team, back when we were called the Daredevils, especially with Sanju Samson. We’re hoping that we can be his Sanju in 2019,” said the worker.

Just in case Rishabh Pant is not enough to mobilise voters (let’s face it, he’s no Virat Kohli), AAP will also continue exploring other avenues for alliances. After all, yeh Dilli maange more. With some digging, reporters were able to learn of AAP’s master plan to find a partner before the polls.

Looking at Arvind Kejriwal’s state, Manish Sisodia suggested during party’s internal meeting that they should split the party and make an alliance. “If Rishabh does not agree to our proposal, AAP (K) and AAP (S) representing Kejriwal and Sisodia factions will come together to fight the forthcoming elections. With this alliance, our support base would go up by four-folds at least. Though there isn’t much time left for campaigning, we can still teach our rivals a befitting lesson,” an AAP insider claimed.