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Reporter asks Kejriwal if he goes to Hanuman temple, he sings Hanuman Chalisa

Ahead of Delhi Assembly elections, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that he is a "devout Hindu" and sang Hanuman Chalisa after a reporter asked him if he goes to Hanuman temple.

4th February 2020 | 02:31 PM (IST)
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday declared that he was a staunch Hanuman 'Bhakt' and went on to recite the Hanuman Chalisa while defending the anti-Hindu claims made against him.

During an interview with a news channel in front of a live audience, Kejriwal proclaimed that he believed in Lord Hanuman and said, "Since childhood, I've been a firm believer of Lord Hanuman and they call me anti-Hindu."

Quizzing Kejriwal on his faith, the anchor asked him if he visited Hanuman temples while stating that he shouldn't be asking such questions. "Of course, I visit. There's one in my neighbourhood and a big one in CP," responded Kejriwal.

Not letting Kejriwal off the hook, the anchor went to ask, once again, after stating that he shouldn't be asking such a question if he knew the Hanuman Chalisa after claiming to be such a big believer.

Pat came the response from Kejriwal: "Of course, I know it."

"Recite it then," said the anchor, egging him on.

"I'll definitely recite it. Hanuman Chalisa gives me a lot of peace," said a hesitant Kejriwal, adding that he doesn't sing as well as the others, earning him a cheer from the audience.

"I'll try to sing a little but please forgive my tunes, I could be completely out of tune," said Kejriwal before sipping water from a glass and reciting the Hanuman Chalisa.

After singing a portion of the hymn, Kejriwal playfully asked the host to organise a separate programme where he would sing the entire hymn. 

Arvind Kejriwal-led incumbent Aam Aadmi Party would be taking on the BJP and the Congress in the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls to remain in power. With less than a week to go, the parties have been rallying in full swing.

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4th February 2020 | 02:31 PM (IST)
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