Aam Aadmy Party has lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for not inviting the chief minister of Delhi in the ceremony to flag off Delhi-Faridabad Metro line on Sunday.
Reacting to this development, senior AAP leader, Dilip Pandey, told jantakareporter.com, ” We call it politics of frustration by an arrogant PM.”
PM Modi, on Sunday inaugurated the new Metro line between Delhi and Faridabad, which will enable at least two lakh commuters to use this mode of transportation to travel between the capital and Haryana everyday.
AAP’s spokesperson, Raghav Chadha too tweeted asking DMRC as to why it was allowing itself to be used for ‘petty politics.’
Why is DMRC, the pride of Delhi, allowing itself to be used for petty politics? https://t.co/u0lHxXsKvq
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) September 6, 2015
But the central government’s decision not to invite Kejriwal as Delhi’s chief minister has prompted many social media users to suspect politics.
Journalist Asutosh Mishra said’
Meanwhile, Center and haryana govt defies protocol, did not invite Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for delhi-faridabad metro line inauguration.
— आशुतोष (@ashu3page) September 6, 2015
User @Bak_al asked said,
New metro line starts from Welcome st (Delhi) to Faridabad (Haryana). While Haryana CM is invited,Delhi CM not. Why? https://t.co/8iRHY8UHfJ
— AAP (@Bak_lal) September 6, 2015
A BJP’s parody account @11AshokaRoad suspected the decision to not invited had come from PM Modi.
DMRC canceled plans of inviting Del CM for Badarpur-Fbd Metro inauguration at last moment as my Boss said tht he wl NOT attend if AK is thr!
— BJP Insider (@11AshokaRoad) September 6, 2015
This is not the first time that the BJP-led central government has been accused of playing politics over what was just an established and routine protocol.
In January this year, PM Modi came under huge criticism for not following protocol in extending invitations for Republic Day celebrations. Both Congress and AAP had criticised the PM after the Delhi chief minister claimed he was not invited for the Republic Day celebrations.
The Congress had described the move as an outcome of ‘petty politics.’
The BJP, while defending the decision, had said that Kejriwal ‘has no right to demand invitation’ when he himself ‘held protest on Republic Day in 2014.’