Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter with the latter on Thursday thanking him for it and saying he hopes for better cooperation between his government and the Centre.
.@narendramodi Sir, thank u for following me. Happy Holi. आज गिले शिकवे भूलने का दिन है। Hope better Centre-Delhi cooperation in future— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 24, 2016
While the AAP chief wished the Prime Minister on the occasion of Holi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, too, took to Twitter to reach out to Modi, who started following him as well on the micro-blogging site.
Delhi government and the Centre have been at loggerheads over a range of issues over the past one year. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Sisodia thanked Modi for following him on Twitter and urged him to ensure the clearance of bills passed in the last one year by the Delhi Assembly.
@narendramodi सर फॉलो करने के लिए शुक्रिया। होली की शुभकामनाऐं। होली के दिन दिल्ली वालों के लिए विनम्रता से कुछ मांग रहा हूँ....1/2.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) March 24, 2016
@narendramodi दिल्ली विधानसभा ने 1 साल में जितने बिल पास किए, गृह मंत्रालय में अटके है, प्लीज़ उन्हें पास करा दें। दिल्ली आभारी रहेगी.2/2— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) March 24, 2016
The message was later retweeted by Kejriwal. The Chief Minister has around 7.28 million followers on Twitter. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal and Sisodia, celebrated Holi with other ministers, MLAs, party workers and family members.
Played holi wid my family, volunteers, ministers, MLAs, officers, autowallas n my dear junta. Happy Holi pic.twitter.com/yBlXKfOAT1— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 24, 2016
And of course there were the obvious reactions on Twitter:
But people couldn't stop trolling Kejriwal for his sudden love for PM Modi:
(With inputs from PTI)