In a development that had the entire world hold its breath, voters in Britain, in a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union, voted against it.
This was a big development and like all major nations, India too had its eyes on the referendum because it's going to affect it. There are regular Indians, and then there is Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who too was following the development very closely. But for very different reasons.
And thanks to Brexit, he has found in Britain what he wants in Delhi. A referendum for an exit.
So just like Britain opted out of the European Union, Kejriwal wants Delhiites to vote for being granted full statehood.
Soon after Brexit was confirmed, Kejriwal tweeted:
After UK referendum, delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 24, 2016
No marks for guessing who the tweet is directed at.
What's amusing is, some were expecting just that even before he tweeted
Will Arvind Kejriwal take advantage of this and call for a referendum on Delhi's exit from the Union? Just wondering— Sriram Ramakrishnan (@sriram334) June 24, 2016
And not suprisingly, Kejriwal's tweet got him trolled:
.@ArvindKejriwal Why not a different country? That's the only way you are ever going to be a Prime Minister.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 24, 2016
Thank God Kejriwal didn't say Delhi will have a full referendum on leaving Delhi and settling somewhere else.— Roflindian (@Roflindian) June 24, 2016
And also got him some taunts
Dear @ArvindKejriwal jiIf your statehood Referendum fails will you also resign as David Cameroon did ?https://t.co/dIvucrN4IO— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) June 24, 2016