Kejriwal lashes out at journalist Shekhar Gupta, calls him ‘Modi’s broker’


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday lashed out at senior journalist Shekhar Gupta calling him a broker for Narendra Modi government.

Shekhar Gupta

Reacting to Gupta’s tweet critical of Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister said, “If you want to do politics, then come out openly. First you worked as a broker for Congress and now for Modi. Such people have added filth to the profession of journalism.”

An angry Kejriwal didn’t stop here. In his next tweet he called Modi Gupta’s new master and asked him to comment on the prime minister’s frequent foreign visits.

He said, “Also speak few words on your master, who’s on his way to conquer the world.”

Gupta had earlier taken a dig at Kejriwal expressing his concern over the ‘1st malaria death in 5 years’ in Delhi.

He had tweeted, “1st malaria deaths in 5 yrs, 1st Chikungunya death now. While Delhi govt safely out conquering Punjab, Goa & Gujarat.”

Some reports said that the said ‘1st’ malaria related death was of the patient who was brought from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad and he wasn’t a Delhi resident.

No sooner had Kejriwal finished with his tirade against the former editor-in-chief of the Indian Express, his supporters began slamming the journalist for his other controversial tweets.

Here are those tweets and notable reactions:


(Featured image: Amar Ujala)