Lokpal drama, resignation keep social media abuzz

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 15, 2014 12:25 IST

The drama in the Delhi Assembly over the introduction of the janlokpal bill and Delhi chief minister’s resignation late in the evening kept the social media abuzz.

CM Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were trending on both Facebook and Twitter since Friday afternoon. The twitter storm was first started by the party’s official handle and hundreds of its supporters.

Hundreds of tweets kept the twitterati informed about minute-by-minute proceedings of the House, apart from blaming both Congress and BJP for not letting the Jan Lokpal Bill being introduced in the house.

By evening, thousands of tweets were being posted with the overarching sentiment that Kejriwal and AAP is escaping from its responsibility by quitting. Many tweets also said that Kejriwal has betrayed the Delhiites’ support.

‘48 day drama over, has Arvind Kejriwal conveniently wriggled out of the top job?’ tweeted Gurudutt Pai. Tweeter Ashwani Tiwari said, ‘Did Delhi vote for this? What about other promises kejriwal...?’

Hash tags such ‘BhagodaKejri’ were also doing the rounds on twitter. ‘Arvind Kejriwal resigns. The first-ever CM to fled, unable to run Govt, despite support. #BhagodaKejri’, tweeted Axomiya Jiyori

Though the trends on social media were largely not complimentary, there were quite a few who supported AAP. ‘AAP and Kejri is a morality storm out to dust corruption RUST,’ tweeted Colonel Sushil Puri.

There were some who even appreciated Kejriwal for keeping his promise of stepping down if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed. ‘No matter what he stood by his word! And we can applaud him for that’, Shruti Bhatia tweeted.

HT asks the following questions to understand the political impact of Kejriwal's decision to quit as Delhi CM.










From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

No sign of IAF’s AN-32 plane or debris, search operation to continue
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome