Punjab elections: Arvind Kejriwal, Amarinder Singh face off on Twitter again
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh is fighting him, and not the Badals of Shiromani Akali Dal or drugs, ahead of next year’s Assembly polls in the state.
His remark was a response to a tweet from Amarinder, who said the Badals’ story was “over,” and challenged Kejriwal to name his constituency, so he could fight the AAP convener there.
“So, you are fighting me, not Badals or drugs. Badals also say they will fight against me. You and Badals wish to fight against me not against each other,” Kejriwal said today in a tweet.
Kejriwal on Wednesday had taunted the Punjab Congress chief, asking if he was contesting against Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, state deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, Sukhbir’s brother-in-law Bikram Majithia or from a “safe seat”.
Amarinder had also accused Kejriwal-led AAP of “colluding” with the Badals, after the party fielded former journalist Jarnail Singh against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Lambing constituency. Amarinder said Jarnail was a weak candidate.
In October, both leaders had faced off against each other in a bitter Twitter war when the AAP chief had accused the Congress’ Punjab CM hopeful of using “drug money” in his campaign.