Delhi CM Kejriwal’s tweet condemning Rahul Gandhi’s ‘khoon ki dalaali’ comment has got Twitter going!

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is being slammed by many for his latest tweet. Here's why.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2016 3:00 pm
arvind kejriwal, rahul gandhi, arvind kejriwal tweet, arvind kejriwal rahul tweet, kejriwal raul khoon ki dalaali tweet, indian express, indian express news Kejriwal’s latest tweet is being slammed by many Twitter users. (Source: Arvind Kejriwal/Twitter)

Starting from the Uri attacks on September 18 this year, India and Pakistan’s already strained relations have become even more tense. The Indian army lost 19 of its soldiers in the attack. But soon enough, in retaliation, the Army forces conducted surgical strikes along the Line of Control on terrorist launch pads on September 28. Though this move received a heartwarming response from many in India, within the country political leaders had different takes.

WATCH | BJP Slams Rahul Gandhi For His ”Dalali” Remarks At PM Modi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, “Humare jawan hain jinho ne khoon diya hai, jinho ne surgical  strike kiya, unke khoon ke peeche aap (PM) chhupe huye ho. Unki(jawans) aap (PM) dalali kar rahe ho. (Our jawans who sacrificed their lives, who did surgical strikes, you are hiding behind them. Pandering their blood).”

Gandhi’s remark did not go down well. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to condemn him. He wrote it was wrong on Gandhi’s part to term the brave sacrifices of the soldiers as “khoon ki dalaali”.  The minister posted a video of an interview he gave in which he expounded more on his stand.

WATCH | Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At PM Modi, Says He Is Doing ‘Dalali’ Of Their Sacrifices

Kejriwal in his tweet, suggested that all political parties must forget their differences and come together to support the PM in his endeavours to combat terrorism and maintain the country’s security. Within hours of being posted, many Twitter users seemed like they had a lot to say in reply to Kejriwal.

This is Kejriwal’s tweet.

Here are some of the reactions his tweet garnered.

A Twitter user decided to simplify Kejriwal’s interview condemning Gandhi using this rather hilarious metaphor:


And this triggered a train of similar such tweets, and we tried hard to stifle a giggle.


Others wrote how Kejriwal was no different from Gandhi, when he questioned the army and asked for proof to confirm the surgical strikes happened at all.


While there were others who stood in solidarity with Kejriwal’s stand.

The Delhi CM’s tweet sent the entirety of Twitter scurrying to react and that they did, some funny, some outright abusive and some even poignant.

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  1. R
    Oct 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm
    BJP in full swing to take advantage of Indian army surgical strikes during UP elections.
  2. R
    Oct 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm
  3. B
    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm
    What sort of nationalism is this? The efficacy of Surgical strikes depends on the strategy, planning and execution. The nation needs to know how effective a surgical strike was. If we bury the details(evidence) under the carpet, every surgical strike, every missile launch, every trial run, every terrorist ambush would be a resounding success. There would be no accountability among the amry, police or Defence Minister. We would soon become a North Korea. No child would dare to point out that the emperor is naked.
  4. M
    Mahesh Kumar
    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:36 am
    "AK salutes Indian army." His image is very pronounced with a blurred out background showing army. He twists everything for his advantage.
  5. S
    Sant Singhi
    Oct 10, 2016 at 12:13 am
    Tumne apni maa se apne paida honey ki strategy, planning or execution ka evidence maanga thha kya? Tumhare pitaji to bambai me jhaadoo poncha karte thhey or tum paida huey uske pehle 3 saal tak gaon hi nahin aaye thhey.
  6. D
    Oct 7, 2016 at 10:32 am
    No need of CORRUPT N ANTINATIONLIST CONGRESS,AAP IN THIS COUNTRY they happily can go porki Stan because one gave birth n another praised porky
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