Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is breathing fire these days. And the subject of his fury is none other than PM Narendra Modi.
But then again, we have seen him do this before.
Kejriwal is under fire for 'unconstitutionally' appointing 21 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries. The MLAs' fate now hangs in balance as they might be disqualified, leading to a re-election for the positions in the next three-four months.
On Tuesday, ignoring that his 'office-of-profit' bill was rejected by the President, Kejriwal made the issue a direct face-off with Modi.
"Modiji, I appeal to you with folded hands...Your fight is with me. Beat me if you wish, but do not harass the people of Delhi," Kejriwal told mediapersons in a press conference where he did not take any questions. This prompted the BJP to retort that Kejriwal has a phobia. In the past too, the BJP has levelled the same accusation that Kejriwal suffers from a 'Modi-phobia'.
Now, one only has to take a cursory glance at Kejriwal's Twitter timeline to realise that BJP may not be too off the mark here.
The Delhi CM has a knack for blaming Modi for just about everything. As per Kejriwal, Modi is working 24X7 to bring him down. Whether that's true or not, Kejriwal is certainly tweeting 24X7 about this.
Here are just some of the Twitter bullets Kejriwal has recently fired at Modi.
Udta Punjab facing censor trouble? It's Modi's fault
Udta punjab judgement is a tight slap on Modi regime's intolerance.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 13, 2016
#UdtaPunjabCensored What else cud one expect in Modi regime?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 8, 2016
And now Modi ji banning Udta Punjab... https://t.co/rkhfyorIas— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 9, 2016
Three women found dead in a Delhi home? It's Modi's fault
This is 2 years of Modi raj https://t.co/gsCltsvnD7— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 6, 2016
Infant raped in Delhi? It's Modi's fault
Complete jungle raj in Del. LG/Modi ji failed miserably. What hv they done to control deteriorating law n order? https://t.co/7L8USZvwzQ— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 6, 2016
Vijay Mallaya's fled from India? Modi made it happen
Dear @narendramodi ji2 years ago u promised to reduce Non Performing Assets of Banks but allowed defaulter Vijay Mallya to flee from India— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 26, 2016
Journalists get trolled? It's Modi's fault
Dear PM sir, everyone feeling insecure. Even senior women journos facing filthiest abuses n serious threats by those who u follow— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 26, 2016
A certain book gets little media coverage. It's Modi's fault
It tells us that Modi ji controls a large chunk of media, esp the owners https://t.co/ENPlDZLZTw— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 28, 2016
Modi's regime preceded by a series of scams. What's Modi doing?
Dear @narendramodi ji2 years ago u promised corruption-free governance but are silent(like Manmohan ji)on Vyapam, Lalitgate, mallya, khadse— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 26, 2016
Kejriwal is obsessed with Modi, it's Modi's fault
मोदी जी केवल AAP से डरते हैं। सुबह शाम, उठते बैठते, सोते जागते, उन्हें AAP दिखाई देती है।https://t.co/5EYeO2cL9x— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 15, 2016
Dear @narendramodi ji,2 years ago, u promised that Team India shall not be limited to PM but include CMs. Now u conspire to destabilize CMs— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 26, 2016
In a way, Kejriwal's direct salvos at Modi has an explanation. In 2014 general elections, BJP had won riding on the Modi wave when the public was told it's Modi and Modi alone who will bring 'acche din'.
But no one else seems to have taken the promise as seriously as Kejriwal. Besides 'Bhakts', that is.
Only bhakt bots and Arvind Kejriwal tweet about Modi a dozen times a day.— Raju Das | ৰাজু দাস (@rajudasonline) June 14, 2016