Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani has never been afraid of using the platform his fame provides him for making his stance on social and political issues clear. Dadlani has previously made his stances on everything from Yo Yo Honey Singh's music to political corruption clear. Besides airing his opinions, Dadlani also implores his 409,115 followers to participate in the political process: "For too long, you and I've been quiet..RISE UP!" says his Twitter bio.
And now, Dadlani is the first celebrity to take his support of the Aam Aadmi Party public. In a show of support to the AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal, Dadlani first retweeted news reports of AAP's projected lead amongst Delhi youth, and then voiced his own opinion.
First Dadlani retweeted journalist Rajdeep Sardesai:
He then put in his two cents:
He also responded to a fan saying that Dadlani was the first celebrity to voice support for the AAP.
Reports have suggested that AAP is likely to both eat into the Congress pie and apply the brakes on the BJP's march, leading to a hung Assembly in Delhi. AAP is projected to get around 19-25 seats, according to a CSDS-Lokniti poll for CNN IBN and The Week.
The AAP has emerged as a formidable force with 25 per cent of the people backing Arvind Kejriwal for the post of Chief Minister. He is the most popular choice, with the sitting chief minister Sheila Dixit commanding just 16 per cent of the popular support, while only 2 per cent of the voters favour the BJP's Dr Harsh Vardhan for the post.