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Arvind Kejriwal exposes Dettol's claim of 100% protection

30, Mar 2014 By Guest Patrakar

New Delhi. In a developing story, Arvind Kejriwal of AAP has come down heavily of the manufacturer of Dettol brand of products Reckitt Benckiser for claiming “100% protection” from germs.

In a hurriedly called press conference, which was attended by half of his own media men turned AAP members, he declared, “There is no 100% safety as proclaimed by Dettol model of cleanliness by a crony capitalist company like Reckitt Benckiser.”


He also alleged that his research team has shown that Reckitt Benckiser is actually owned by Ambani and Adani through a highly sophisticated maze of share holdings and cross-investments, and that the entire idea behind this “propaganda” in “paid media” was done by Narendra Modi to ensure that Ambani and Adani, via their crony company Reckitt Benckiser, would be able to spread this false assurance in the rest of India that Dettol is 100% safe.

He further claimed that he has personally examined his hands after being washed by Dettol Hand Wash and found 0.01 % of germs still remaining. When counter questioned by an attending journalist that this proved that 99.99% of the germs were indeed killed, he thundered back accusing the journalist of being “paid” and said, “aap sab bike hue hai. All of you are paid. What about 0.01% germs ? Where is the cleanliness, hygiene  and safety as promised by Dettol? If you cannot remove even 0.01 % of germs, how can you claim to clean the entire country?”

The journalist who asked the question was left wondering if he should work for free from now onward to avoid being labelled “paid” by all and sundry.

When asked why he was not saying anything about what had caused the 99.99% of the germs on his hands, in the first place, he did not give a straight answer. He only said, “Please provide evidence that my hands are in a mess because of the filth created in this country governed by Congress for more than 60 years out of 67 years and I will arrest the germ causing agent in less than 3 hours.”

Main bahut chotta aadmi hun, meri koi auqaat nahi hai, lekin main is desh ki hygiene habits badalne aya hun. I will ensure that when my government comes to power, I will remove 100% of the germs by bringing in my own version of ‘GermThokPal’ bill. Is desh ka aam admi ab jaag gaya hai and he will not tolerate even 0.01% of the germs,” he went on to add.

The press conference ended on a happy note when some AAP members showered each other with black ink, and then promptly proceeded to wash the ink stains off with Dettol.

Punya Prasoon Bajpai termed the press conference as “Krantikari, bahut krantikari.

(Note: Article submitted by email. Author blogs here and tweets here.)