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AAP takes to Twitter to protest BJP's 'Delhi govt formation' plan

india Updated: Sep 06, 2014 16:48 IST
Vishakha Saxena

Amid reports that Delhi LG Najeeb Jung may invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form government in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders took to Twitter to register their opposition to the possibility.

The party's official handle and its senior leaders tweeted with the hashtag #GovtByChorDarwaza expressing their displeasure. The term essentially means "backdoor government" or as AAP supporters call it "government through horse trading".

"Why is BJP intent on forming #GovtByChorDarwaza? Why running away from elections? And they called AAP Bhagoda? Who is Bhagoda now?" tweeted @AamAadmiParty on Friday afternoon and went on to retweet several tweets that used the hashtag.

#GovtByChorDarwaza trended on Twitter the entire day and was the third highest used hashtag with close to 20,000 tweets about it. Compare that to the most used with #HappyTeachersDay with around 40,000 tweets on it.

Earlier in the day senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia told ANI that he was unsure how "a government of horse-trading will control inflation and power crisis in Delhi."

On a similar note, Yogendra Yadav, another senior AAP member, tweeted, "Constitutional offices are dragging our democracy backwards. Welcome back to 'achchhe din' when MLAs were bought and sold."

Delhi has been under President's rule since Arvind Kejriwal's resignation from the chief minister's post mid-February this year. He had stepped down due to the delay in passing the Lokpal bill, calling it a deliberate effort by the BJP and the Congress.

The chief minister's post has been a major bone of contention since, especially after BJP's landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Recently, Kejriwal apologised for quitting after just 49 days as CM and promised to stay his term if re-elected.

Amid the speculation, home minister Rajnath Singh told ministers on Friday that "the party will take a decision". He added that he was yet to receive the LG's report.

AAP members, however, have been relentless on Twitter. Journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh tweeted, "It will be rape of constitution if a party which has refused to form govt once, is invited to form the Govt!!!" on Friday morning.

Here are some more tweets from AAP members and supporters against the decision: