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Poll diary: Pehle AAP, for Kejriwal!

December 03, 2013 10:50 IST

The AAP sees a stream of volunteers from outside Delhi. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com.

Call it the Arvind Kejriwal effect -- the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi is attracting volunteers from all over the country.

Each day, someone from Bengaluru, Kolkata or Ahmedabad arrives at the AAP's Hanuman Road office in New Delhi to offer their services free to the party.

Software engineer Ankush Singh from Bengaluru has taken leave till December 5 to work for the AAP in the Delhi assembly election.

Chartered accountant Sanay Gupta says many CAs have offered their services free of cost to the AAP.

When Pramod Pandurang landed at the Delhi railway station, he did not know the way to the AAP office. An autorickshaw wallah, displaying a banner of 'Jhaadu' (the party's election symbol), took him to the AAP office, charging just Rs 30.

Pramod is now busy campaigning for the AAP.

For Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, Shazia Ilmi and other AAP netas, this is a tribute to the AAP spirit, never mind the nay-sayers.