Modi government’s decision to introduce dynamic surge pricing system on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains came under heavy fire from the opposition parties and many on Twitter, who dubbed it as an “anti-people” move aimed at “stealing” money from public pockets.

Media house India Today‘s star anchor Rahul Kanwal defended the government’s move on Twitter, terming it a much-needed step to generate revenue. He said that people who travel on these “premium” trains are not poor and can afford the surge pricing.

Then, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia jumped in questioning the logic of Kanwal’s defense, which triggered an argument between the two. 

Sisodia hit back at the journalist saying that these trains are also for the common man and not all of them are rich.

Now, the debate up till this point was rather civilised, which is very much unlike a normal Twitter argument. But then entered Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the rather healthy debate turned into a troll-fest.  

Kejriwal labelled Kanwal as a spokesperson of Modi government which didn’t go down too well with the India Today anchor.

Though Kejriwal went silent after only one tweet, the long drawn-out argument between Kanwal and Sisodia now got ugly.