Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.IANS

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has responded on the Independence Day parade controvesy, for which he was criticised by many netizens.

During the I-day parade at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi, some students were seen holding placards with Kejriwal's name instead of Jai Hind or any other patriotic message, which drew netizens' ire on social media on Saturday, 15 August.

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The Delhi Cheif Minister has responsed on the matter saying he wasn't aware of the visual formation the students did during the event. He also mentioned that the practice is said to be followed by Delhi government depending on the chief guests of the ceremony.

Realising it as a wrong practice, Kejriwal has also promised that he will stop it henceforth.

Soon after the Independence day parade, a photo, which showed students holding the placards forming Kejriwal's name was doing the rounds on social media.

Many netizens slammed the AAP leader saying "15 August is Independence Day and not Kejriwal's Day to self promote him".

Meanwhile, Kejriwal turns 47 on Sunday and his followers have been wishing him special greetings on social media.