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‘Hindu culture doesn’t teach us to abuse’: Arvind Kejriwal complains to PM Narendra Modi

Insinuating on Twitter that Kejriwal is a “secret colonel of the Pakistan Army”, Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avdhut Wagh followed the label with another crass remark.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2019 00:56 IST
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Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avdhut Wagh Friday abused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after which the latter complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “rein in the person whom you follow on Twitter”.
Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avdhut Wagh Friday abused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after which the latter complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “rein in the person whom you follow on Twitter”.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File PHOTO)
         

Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avdhut Wagh Friday abused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after which the latter complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “rein in the person whom you follow on Twitter”.

Insinuating on Twitter that Kejriwal is a “secret colonel of the Pakistan Army”, Wagh followed the label with another crass remark.

 

Kejriwal hit back, addressing a tweet to Modi. “Prime Minister, you follow him (Wagh) on Twitter. He is your disciple and a BJP functionary,” he said.

“We can also hurl abuse but we are Hindus. Our Hindu culture doesn’t teach us to use abusive language,” he added.

 

Wagh, a mechanical engineer, is no stranger to controversy.

In October last year, Wagh had described Modi as the “11th incarnation” of Lord Vishnu, prompting ridicule by the Opposition, with the Congress calling it an “insult” to the gods.

AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon dubbed Wagh’s remarks against Kejriwal an “insult to democracy” and sought police action against him.

“Mumbai police should take cognisance of Wagh’s bid to instigate hatred and violence and take action against him,” she said.

When contacted, a state BJP spokesperson declined to comment on Wagh’s remarks.

First Published: Mar 09, 2019 00:49 IST

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