New Delhi: It seems Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is controversy’s latest favourite child. Whatever he does or touches becomes a controversy and on Monday night, a retweet led to some bashing again.
Kejriwal -- whose Twitter account has 1.2 million followers to whom it rather pompously announces that a ‘Political revolution in India has begun. Bharat jaldi badlega. (India will change soon)’ -- found himself in the middle of a Twitter row when he retweeted, that is he officially endorsed, music director Vishal Dadlani’s post, "Stuck between a moron and a murderer....what now, India!?" late on Monday night.
Daldani was apparently referring to the interview the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (moron) gave to Times Now where in he customarily accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi (murderer) of abetting the 2002 post-Godhra riots.
While Daldani is known for his overt support of the Aam Aadmi Party and its IIT-ian founder, the latter’s retweet was deemed a politically incorrect move by the BJP whose spokesperson slammed the Delhi CM for endorsing inappropriate language in the public domain.
The BJP's Nirmala Sitharamam lashed out at Kejriwal saying, "He has no business to retweet and strike this language on a public domain... he is not doing public discourse any favour." She added that as a CM, Kejriwal must be ‘careful about what he tweets.’
The Delhi CM, who made headlines by trouncing the Congress out of the blue in the Assembly elections late last year and then formed a minority government with them, has had a turbulent office as the Chief Minister. From night raids to a mini-rebellion and from a dharna to questioning the very foundation of the Indian Republic, Kejriwal and his party have done it all and the latest tweet only adds to what has already become a too bumpy a ride in Delhi.