After the famous blue WagonR car that was once the preferred vehicle of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporter has claimed ownership of the party’s logo and demanded it back.
Party volunteer Sunil Lal, who claims to have designed the AAP logo, has asked the party to stop using the same in any form of branding including on stationary, website, handbills, flags, posters etc.
“The logo which I had designed for AAP is my intellectual property ownership of which I had never transferred to the party. Hence, the use of same should be stopped with immediate effect,” Lal wrote in a letter sent to party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
Sunil Lal has also asked the party to accept his resignation as primary member.
He said the party has hurt people’s sentiments and failed to meet their expectations.
Just a few days ago, Kundan Sharma, a software engineer who had donated the blue WagonR to Kejriwal in January 2013, had made the demand that it be returned.
Sharma had later clarified that he actually did not want the car or donation money back, but tweeted the demand to seek the attention of Kejriwal and other top leaders of the party.
Sharma was upset over the ongoing turmoil in the party and had expressed his disappointment over the removal of party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.
“Why were Yadav and Bhushan ousted without a probe by the party’s Lokpal. I supported AAP not to form government in Delhi, but the aim was to provide an alternate form of government,” he had said.
The blue WagonR car had given Kejriwal his image of being a people’s chief minister. During his 49-day stint and even after that, Kejriwal used to travel in the same car. He later gave it to Naveen Jaihind, AAP leader from Haryana, who used it for campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in Rohtak.