Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Amarinder Singh on Monday locked horns on social media after the AAP chief accused the Congress’ Punjab CM hopeful of using “drug money” in his campaign.
Singh put out a stinging response to Kejriwal, saying he was “hallucinating” and seeing things that “don’t exist”. The two leaders have been increasingly trading barbs on Twitter as the Assembly election nears.
“Sir, ppl talking in Punjab that u using (Bikram Singh) Majithia’s drug money in ur campaign. Is it true? U had saved him from CBI enquiry 3 yrs back (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.
Sir, ppl talking in Punjab that u using Majithia's drug money in ur campaign. Is it true? U had saved him from CBI enquiry 3 yrs back https://t.co/RysiDptHT4
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 24, 2016
Majithia is Punjab’s Revenue Minister.
The Punjab Congress chief was quick to respond, saying Kejriwal was “seeing stars during the day”.
“When your hopes crash from 100 to 30 & still sliding, you’re bound to hallucinate & see things that don’t exist,” Singh tweeted.
When your hopes crash from 100 to 30 & still sliding,you're bound to hallucinate & see things that don't exist.आपको दिन में तारे दिख रहे हैं https://t.co/e9yfDIrBd4
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) October 24, 2016
Kejriwal has been alleging a “nexus” between Congress and the ruling Akalis in poll-bound Punjab. He has dubbed Singh their “joint chief ministerial candidate”.
“Sir, Badals closed corruption cases against u just a few months before elections. Why? Punjab asking what’s the deal?” Kejriwal had tweeted yesterday, responding to which Singh asked the AAP chief to “set his own house in order, before he sets his sights on Punjab”.
Sir, Badals closed corruption cases against u just a few months before elections. Why? Punjab asking what's the deal? https://t.co/qJ0zLK8XeB
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 23, 2016
Kejriwal was referring to Punjab Vigilance Bureau’s clean chit to Singh in his alleged role in the Amritsar Improvement Trust land scam case.
(With inputs from PTI)