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On Women’s Day, Kejriwal asks Modi to unfollow trolls who abuse on Twitter

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged PM Narendra Modi to unfollow those who abuse women on social media in a tweet on International Women’s Day.

delhi Updated: Mar 08, 2017 22:22 IST
Heena Kausar
Heena Kausar
Hindustan Times
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was himself asked to unfollow his MLA Somnath Bharti, who was accused of domestic violence by his wife.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

On International Women’s Day, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unfollow those accounts that abuse and threaten women on Twitter.

Sending out his wishes to mark the day, Kejriwal took to microblogging website Twitter and said, “Happy women’s day to all. On this day, I urge Hon’ble PM to unfollow all those who abuse n threaten women n take strong action against them (sic).”

Kejriwal’s tweet on women’s day created a furore on social media with his supporters retweeting him while many others criticized him for himself following Somnath Bharti, an AAP MLA who has been accused of domestic violence by his estranged wife.

This isn’t the first time that the Delhi CM has targeted the PM on social media. Kejriwal is engaged in a bitter fight with the Center and has accused the PM of not letting Delhi government work in peace.

Kejriwal had taken to Twitter after the violence allegedly triggered by RSS student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad in Delhi University February 22. Lady Shri Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur had reported receiving rape threats and abusive messages after she protested against ABVP on social media.

First Published: Mar 08, 2017 12:18 IST