Kejriwal retweets Dadlani's comment on Modi, Rahul; faces Twitter music
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and singer-composer Vishal Dadlani have come together to make some music - although it has not been sweet for everyone - on Twitter once again.Updated: Jan 28, 2014 13:04 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and singer-composer Vishal Dadlani have come together to make some music - although it has not been sweet for everyone - on Twitter once again.
And this time, it is not Kerjriwal's policies, speeches or a dharna that are to be blamed but a simple retweet on Twitter.
After the telecast of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's interview on a major English news channel, tweeple got busy tearing his statements apart and Dadlani wasn't far behind.
"Stuck between a moron and a murderer....what now, India!?" tweeted Dadlani.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader merely took the explosive comment forward by retweeting Dadlani's post to over 1.2 million followers and got sucked into a volley of hailstones by the Twitterati which attacked both Kejriwal and Dadlani equally.
A large number of people who objected to Kejriwal's retweet thought that the newly sworn-in chief minister of the Capital was "endorsing" Dadlani's thoughts and "language".
Modi supporters and Kejriwal haters too took to Twitter calling him all kinds of names from "Maoist, Naxal, rioter, separatist, terrorist" to "anarchist".
"When the rowdies from roadies and Vishal Dadlani support AAP, you know something is wrong," tweeted @rickyjana. "Someone tell @VishalDadlani that Narendra Modi got a clean chit by SIT and the court." he added in another tweet.
Another user @ratigirl tweeted, "Did Arvind Kejriwal seek a referendum b4 RTing the obnoxious @VishalDadlani 's tweet?"
Others like @SardaarKhan were of the opinion that Dadlani was harming the Aam Aadmi Party 'badly'.
This isn't the first time that Kejriwal has been caught in the middle of a storm over Dadlani's performance.
During the concert Rock the Ballot organised for the Aam Aadmi Party in November last year, the singer reportedly substituted the word "haseeno" for "kameeno" in the song Bachna Ae Haseeno during his gig.
Cheering on Kejriwal, Shazia Ilmi and Kumar Vishvas as well the crowd had clapped and whistled on cue.
As the incident turned into a political war of words, Dadlani had taken to Twitter to make his point clear and defend himself.
"I don't understand. Kameenon ko kameena kehne mein buraai kaisi? Naam thode hi liya hai!? Yeh toh is title ko apnaane khud hi aa gaye! Haha!"
"I will happily admit that when it comes to talking about our corrupt politicians, 'kameeno' is one of the most polite words I've ever used!" he added.
And this time around as well, Dadlani had his share of critics as well supporters over his tweet on Rahul Gandhi.
"Respect @VishalDadlani for his views !!! spoke his mind :)" tweeted @Rahul_bill.
Another Twitter user @nediyirippils tweeted "the state of india and the fate of indians have been described so precisely and concisely in the tweet of VISHAL DADLANI tweet".
But these were just a smattering of encouragement in a sea of criticism aimed at the two, especially Dadlani, to which the singer retorted with four more tweets.
Here's the bad news, trolls. You can threaten me all you like, and scream and shout yourselves hoarse. I will still say what I feel. Simple.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 27, 2014
Also, note, I didn't mention an option 3. You chose it on your own, for good or bad. Sign of the times? Big parties are clearly rattled!— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 27, 2014
Actually, I'm not asking for either your votes or your agreement. I'm just a musician and a citizen. You have your opinion, as i have mine.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 27, 2014
You know what's hilarious!? Again, I didn't name anyone in that tweet. You guys already knew who was which. Well done! You're right, too!— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 27, 2014
A user, @rDixitLive tweeted to the singer "No one is threatening u Vishal, we love you & your songs as well. but plz do a little research on Internet before write athng".
Whether Kejriwal will dodge this new bullet or respond to the hundreds of tweets questioning his stand, only time will tell.
Meanwhile, here's a bunch of tweets that can give you an idea of the mood around Dadlani's tweet:
Vishal Dadlani first uses the words moron and murderer in his tweet,Kejriwal proudly retweets it.Then he say he didn't name any1.Pity u fool— Supriya Tyagi (@SupriyaTyagi) January 27, 2014
A person is known by the company he keeps. NaMo has Lata ji and Kejri Babu has Vishal Dadlani.. Need we say more? @dhaval241086— Dinesh Mehta (@imdineshmehta) January 27, 2014
Both Arvind Kejriwal & Rahul gandhi have no idea of Governance,economic vision,policies. Only thing they can do is to mislead ppl on Modi— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) January 28, 2014
@VishalDadlani hey humpty dumpty! People don't follow you for your political advice so don't share one.— Anuj Upadhyay (@tea_totaler) January 28, 2014
First Published: Jan 28, 2014 12:38 IST