Don’t try Najeeb Jung, Modi won’t appoint a Muslim as vice-president, tweets Kejriwal; gets trolled

"Najeeb Jung sold his soul to Modi to become the vice president. But Modi will never appoint a Muslim as vice-president, no matter what Jung does," tweeted Kejriwal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2016 6:49 pm
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Giving a communal twist to his rift with Najeeb Jung, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said no matter what the LG does to become the vice-president of the country, he will never be made as Prime Minister Narendra Modi can’t see a Muslim on that post. Kejriwal tweeted, “Najeeb Jang Ne Up Rashtraptai banney ke liye apni aatma ko bech diya, par Modi kabhi Muslim ko up rashtrapati banayengey, Jung jo marji kar le. (Najeeb Jung sold his soul to Modi to become the vice president. But Modi will never appoint a Muslim as vice-president, no matter what Jung does)”

Kejriwal’s remark didn’t go down well with Modi’s supporters who trolled the chief minister for touching that low. Twitterati lashed out at Kejriwal and accused him of playing communal politics.

The chief minsiter also dubbed Jung a “Hitler” for appointing an IAS officer as Member Secretary of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). “LG is acting like Hitler, following in footsteps of his masters Modi (and BJP President) Amit Shah,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Jung had on Tuesday appointed IAS officer Dilraj Kaur as the Member Secretary of DCW, which is headed by Swati Maliwal. The appointment was done eight days after Kejriwal sought the removal of incumbent Alka Dewan, terming her appointment unconstitutional and against the wishes of the Delhi government.

Kejriwal has been at the receiving end of the Twitterati’s anger in recent time for his constant tweets on demonetisation also.

The appointment of member secretary to the DCW (Delhi Commission for Women) recently emerged as yet another flashpoint between Kejriwal and Jung. Kejriwal had termed as “unconstitutional” the earlier appointment of Alka Diwan to the same post, saying Jung had overlooked the name suggested by the government.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal had alleged that the appointment of Diwan led to the stalling of the functioning of the Commission and was subverting its autonomy.

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