Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal retweets a controversy, endorses musician’s post lampooning Modi and Rahul

Ever since the AAP came to power in Delhi, the government has courted one controversy after another. (PTI) Ever since the AAP came to power in Delhi, the government has courted one controversy after another. (PTI)
Express News Service | Posted: January 28, 2014 11:14 am | Updated: January 28, 2014 12:42 pm

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday courted controversy after he retweeted a music director’s contentious tweet apparently aimed at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Kejriwal retweeted music director Vishal Dadlani’s tweet last night which read, “Stuck between a moron and a murderer….what now, India!?”

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Dadlani had made the comment after an interview of Rahul Gandhi was aired by a private news channel. The music director has been making controversial remarks in the past as well but this retweet by Kejriwal, which is seen as an endorsement, has not been received too well.

The BJP criticized the Delhi Chief Minister for the action, saying that as a Chief Minister he should be “doubly conscious” of what he endorses.

“It doesn’t auger well at all. A Chief Minister even if he endorses or doesn’t endorse the retweet itself, he has allowed a certain language which is not deserving of either a Chief Minister or even a Member of Parliament. It is not doing the public discourse any favour.

“Being a Chief Minister he should now be doubly conscious of what he endorses, if he doesn’t, he does not any business to retweet it and start this kind of language in the social media,” said BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharamam.

She also advised Kejriewal that being a Chief Minister, he should be conscious of what he is doing.

“If comments are on public personalities, one occupying the position of Chief Minister of Gujarat and the other Member of Parliament. It may be the independent view of a music director, but the Chief Minister (Kejriwal) should have been conscious,” she said. (With PTI inputs)

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