Looks like the Aam Admi Party is gearing up for Punjab Assembly elections in 2017, and they’ve started musically. AAP leader Kumar Vishwas recently released a song titled “Ek Nasha: Nashe ke Khilaf”, which he calls the ‘anti-drugs song’ wherein he highlights the rampant drug problem of the state. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted out the video, calling it a “must watch”.
The video has gone viral on various social media with over 42K views on YouTube and over 1K retweets.
The song is centred around Punjab’s drug menace, which has been plaguing the stare for years now. Written and sung by Vishwas, it makes veiled references to the state government and blames the ‘clouds’ for ruining the crops, land canals and people’s lives. The lyrics of the song mention: “Sukhbir bana Dukhbir, Prakash andhera karne laga.”
Watch the video here:
Though Kejriwal said the purpose of the video was “apolitical”, one can’t miss the “broom” symbolism towards the end of the video. “You see poets like Vishwas tell things through clues. And, you see what clues he has left in the video,” Kejriwal said.
With inputs from agencies