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Little 'Arvind Kejriwal' delights crowd at Ramlila

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan had a special guest today-- a little 'Arvind Kejriwal'.

Dressed up in a maroon V-necked sweater and a black muffler and sporting a false moustache, four-year-old Fairy Tomar looked like Kejriwal in a mini avatar.

Fairy, whose parents are avowed AAP supporters, have been closely following the AAP leader and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare.

"I want my daughter to become like Kejriwal and have the same qualities that he has--honesty, integrity, compassion... We used to bring her to Anna's rally here and when Kejriwal came to the forefront of anti-graft struggle, we made our daughter the mascot of that effort," Fairy's mother Meenakshi Tomar told PTI.

The little girl was a centre of attraction at the venue with people queuing up to take selfies with the "muffler man".

She watches cartoon and and knows Arvind Kejriwal very well. In fact, she addresses him as "Kejriwal uncle".

"She used to feel very bad, when she heard on of people saying bad things about him.

The Tomars live in Mayur Vihar in east Delhi and on the day of the vote counting, Fairy accompanied by her parents had gone to Kejriwal's house in Kaushambi and waited outside his residence.

"On his way out, Kejriwal got so endeared by our daughter, she and Kumar Vishwas took a selfie with her," Meenakshi said.

"Kejriwal bent down to take a selfie with her and that was really a humbling experience for us. Today, she (Fairy) had come to say hello to him, but unfortunately, she couldn't meet him," she said.

About Kejriwal's dress, she said, "my daughter likes the muffler look a lot and everywhere we take her, people stop and request for photographs, calling her little Kejriwal."

Besides Fairy, Kejriwal also had another four-year-old fan in the crowd Ojaswi Gurani who had come from Chhatarpur along with her parents.

Tell her "paanch saal..." and she would complete "Kejriwal". The little girl has memorised AAP's election slogans, her mother, Ranjeeta Gurani, sporting AAP cap, said.

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First Published: Sat, February 14 2015. 21:10 IST