Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday targetted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Mahesh Sharma, questioning how he had managed the expenses of his ‘daughter’s wedding’ despite there being withdrawal limits in place post demonetisation announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kejriwal tweeted, “BJP MP Mahesh Sharma’s daughter wedding. Is he making all the payments in cheque? Is he managing the marriage in Rs 2.5 lakhs? How his notes were exchanged?”
भाजपा सांसद महेश शर्मा की बेटी की शादी है। क्या सारी चेक से पेमेंट कर रहे हैं? क्या ढाई लाख रुपए में शादी कर रहे हैं? उनके नोट कैसे बदले गए?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 28, 2016
Mahesh Sharma shot back with a counter tweet asking the Delhi chief minister to ‘correct’ his facts.
He wrote, “Correct your facts. This is my son’s wedding. And yes, all payments are being made through bank.”
अपनी जानकारी सही करिये। मेरे बेटे की शादी है। जी हाँ, सभी पेमेंट बैंक के माध्यम से की जा रही है। https://t.co/zXsr2ikMXb
— Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) November 28, 2016
Kejriwal and his party have been vociferous in their opposition to Modi’s decision to ban old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
A united opposition has called for Bharat bandh on Monday even though Kejriwal’s party, Congress and JDU have decided to not join the shut down.
Serpentine queues have been witnessed outside banks and ATMs since 8 November while more than 70 people have died due to demonetisation related stress.
BJP was slammed earlier after one of its former leaders, Janardhan Reddy, reportedly splashed more than Rs 500 crore on his daughter’s wedding. Reddy was a minister in the BJP government led by BS Yeddyurappa until 2011. Faced with corruption charges, he had to spend three years in jail in illegal mining cases and was let off on bail last year.
(With IANS inputs)