Modi hints at Cong-AAP nexus, Kejriwal hits back
A Twitter war broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) prime minister nominee, Narendra Modi, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday.india Updated: Mar 27, 2014 00:00 IST
A Twitter war broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) prime minister nominee, Narendra Modi, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday.
Modi, in a tweet late on Wednesday night, pointed at a coalition between two teams of the Congress. "People of Delhi had a unique experience recently! They saw a unique coalition between Congress A team & B team," Modi said in the micro-blogging site.
The tweet is being viewed as an attack on the rookie AAP, which has been dubbed the Congress' B team by BJP leaders on quite a few occasions.
Kejriwal was quick to respond. "No sir. The unique experience was that BJP and Cong came together to defeat anti-corruption Janlokpal Bill," he replied on Twitter, referring to the controversial anti-graft legislation that led to the AAP government's resignation after the bill was blocked by both the Congress and the BJP in February.
Earlier in the day, Gujarat chief minister Modi said at a rally, "There are three AKs in Pakistan who are being admired: AK-47, AK Antony and AK-49 (read 49-day Delhi chief minister Kejriwal)."
This also triggered a sharp reaction from the AAP leader who will take on the BJP's PM nominee from Varanasi in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In response to the barb, Kejriwal tweeted,"Did Modi ji call me an agent of Pakistan and AK 49? Kya PM ke daawedar ko ye bhasha use karna shobha deta hai (Does using such a language suit a PM aspirant?)"
Modi's attack, which came a day after Kejriwal visited Varanasi, is likely to add a new chapter to the high-voltage 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Despite being criticised by Kejriwal for spreading "false propaganda about Gujarat's development", Modi had restricted his attacks to slamming the Congress and other big political rivals.