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Twitter storm over display of Kejriwal’s name at Independence Day function

Arvind Kejriwal addressed students and others at the Independence Day function in New Delhi

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2015 9:08:17 pm
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal responded to the Twitter storm over students spelling out his name in a visual formation at the Independence Day celebrations in the national capital.

He said that he was not aware of students planning to do it at the stadium. He accepted that it was wrong and woud stop the practice henceforth.

Twitter users had hit out against the Delhi CM and the Aam Aadmi Party after photographs emerged on social media.

Several people on the popular micro-blogging platform argued that it was ridiculous and totally unreasonable to have the CM’s name spelled out by students. The outrage grew after Delhi Law Minister Kapil Mishra himself tweeted a photograph.

Some of them even drew parallels between Kejriwal and German dictator Adolf Hitler, pointing out the Nazi leader had also scripted similar feats during his time.

There were others who saw shades of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in our Kejriwal.

Former AAP leader Prashant Bhushan tweeted saying that it was a sign of Kejriwal’s ‘shameful megalomania’.

The main parties, BJP and the Congress did not fail to miss out on the opportunity.

But, shortly after the government released photographs of past independence day functions in which students were seen displaying names of Sheila Dikshit and Najeeb Jung, chief guests at those functions.

As usual, Suhel Seth, who is known for his humorous and satiric takes on issues, had a tweet ready.

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