A senior BJP functionary in Maharashtra has likened Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to dog before justifying his tweet using ‘freedom of expression’ argument.
Arjun Vanjari, whose Twitter profile describes him a general secretary of the saffron party in Maharashtra, posted a photo with the caption, “Dogs & #Kejriwal are not allowed.”
Faced with condemnation, Vanjari asked if the ‘freedom of expression’ was only available to the detractors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Vanjari’s tweet was in response to the raging controversy over Kejriwal not being invited for the inauguration of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line train line, scheduled for 25 December.
PM Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Botanical Garden in Noida to Kalkaji in Delhi metro line the Christmas Day.
Among the notable guests accompanying Modi will be Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, reported India Today. Both the Union Urban Development Ministry and Delhi government are equal stakeholders in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Yogi Adityanath is already in Noida, a place that many chief ministers in the past refuse to visit as it was considered to be an inauspicious exercise. According to the superstition, the chief minister visiting Noida was never likely to get re-elected to office.
Police presence in and around Botanical Garden has increased significantly with cops randomly stopping vehicles to check their credentials.