Delhi-Faridabad Metro inauguration: AAP slams PM for not inviting Delhi CM


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, ” 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.’


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’

User @Bak_al asked said,

A BJP’s parody account @11AshokaRoad suspected the decision to not invited had come from PM Modi.

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.’