Everyone knows Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's stance on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) controversy. He has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident where anti-India slogans are said to have been raised.
But he created a furore on Twitter when he decided to tweet out the following poster taking a potshot and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindu God Hanuman:
And, people didn't take too kindly:
In rest of world, Insulting prophet will get you hanged.In india, insulting hinduism will bring you vote bank #KejriwalInsultsHanuman— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamaanHamid) February 16, 2016
Legal Action in progress.
#KejriwalInsultsHanuman— Sunny (@sunny0_) February 16, 2016
Some called for his head on a platter:
If Kejriwal is benchmarked to the logic seculars applied after the Charlie Hebedo act, he should be atleast in jail. #KejriwalInsultsHanuman— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) February 16, 2016
Proud of you. That Hanuman must be depicted as a gunda arsonist. Hindus must be insulted. Revolution has begun. https://t.co/PgUTG0oM8g— Eminent Intellectual (@padhalikha) February 16, 2016
Why trend #KejriwalInsultsHanuman?— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) February 16, 2016
Hindu Gods & symbols MUST be mocked.Or else how can you prove you live in a liberal, progressive society?
Then there is this poll doing the rounds:
one community has given more importance. while majority of people is been neglected. #KejriwalInsultsHanuman— Nitesh Agarwal (@nitskk789) February 16, 2016
We have no idea how Kejriwal plans to make up to the chunk of his vote bank. Politicians might love accusing each other by blaming each other, but, perhaps, he went too far this time:
Kejriwal's msg is right: that the govt is diverting attention away from its failures. But that pic was a poor choice.#KejriwalInsultsHanuman— Anirvan Ghosh (@anirvanghosh) February 16, 2016