Kejriwal Retweets Controversial Comment on Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi; Lands Himself in another Trouble [Reactions]
By Gopi Chandra Kharel | January 28, 2014 5:27 PM EST
Arvind Kejriwal has invited another round of trouble for himself after retweeting a music director's infamous tweet, which tends to take a hard stand on BJP's Narendra Modi and the Congress' Rahul Gandhi.
Arvind Kejriwal (C), leader of the newly formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), speaks with the media
Hours after Gandhi appeared in a much talked-about interview with Times Now's Arnab Goswami, Kejriwal retweeted a post by famous music director Vishal Dadlani which said, "Stuck between a moron and a murderer...what now, India!?"
Stuck between a moron and a murderer....what now, India!?
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 27, 2014
Dadlani's tweet appeared to come soon after the interview, which saw Gandhi breaking his 10-year silence, although critics have alleged that he had no answers for important issues like 3G, Coalgate and other controversies surrounding his party.
The tweet that has now gone viral on the social media sites, is seen as an apparent reference to Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gandhi who is widely speculated to be the next PM if his party wins the up-coming election, although Congress has refused to name its candidate for PM citing an age-old tradition.
Dadlani has been a prominent supporter of Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi party and has commented strongly against Congress and BJP. But Kejriwal's apparent endorsement of the tweet, which tends to strongly attack Modi and Gandhi has raised quite a few eyebrows.
Reactions have been flowing in for the contentious tweet with many people seeing it as a harmful move by Kejriwal.
"He has no business to retweet and strike this language on a public domain...he is not doing public discourse any favour," BJP's Nimrla Sitharaman told NDTV.
The comment has also created quite a stir on twitter with many users counter-attacking Kejriwal for his notorious comment.
"Stuck between composer and joker!" was one quip by Sandeep DA in reference to the music director and the Delhi CM.
"Whoa! RTed by Kejri! & he is constitutionally appointed CM #Shame," tweeted Deepa.
"Vote a mad "dharna zaroori hain" guy with stone in his hand," said Narashimha Rao
Kejriwal on Tuesday completed his one month in office after his spectacular electoral debut in the Delhi polls in December. Although he was reluctant to announce himself as his party's PM candidate, he has been seen as a possible challenger to the Modi and Gandhi in 2014's Lok Sabha elections.
The first month of the new government has seen more controversy than growth, although AAP claims that no government in India's history has achieved so much in one month.
The 33-hour dharna Kejriwal staged in the heart of Delhi and the controversial mid-night raid by his Law Minister Somnath Bharti has been among the controversies surrounding AAP and Kejriwal.
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