New Delhi: Punjab co-incharge of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi MLA, Raghav Chadha, called Navjot Singh Sidhu the ‘Rakhi Sawant of Punjab Politics’ over his criticism of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his government’s “masquerade” over the centre’s controversial farm laws.
“The Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics – Navjot Singh Sidhu – has received a scolding from (the) Congress high command for non-stop rant against Capt. (Chief Minister Amarinder Singh) … therefore today, for a change, he went after Arvind Kejriwal,” Raghav Chadha tweeted.
The comment came as a a rejoinder to the Punjab Congress president’s Twitter barbs on Delhi government for its “masquerade” over the contentious agriculture laws passed by the Centre.
Mr Sidhu’s attack on Mr Kejriwal comes a day after he trained his guns at Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal, accusing him, his party and his family of laying the groundwork for the farm laws.
In December last year Mr Kejriwal and his government drew heavy criticism after notifying one of the centre’s three laws and saying that the other two were “under examination”.
However, soon Chadha was at the receiving end with his tweet being termed “misogynist” and “sexist”. Alka Lamba, once associated with AAP and now with the Congress, tweeted that Chadha’s comments showed the mentality of AAP towards women and equated it with RSS’s thinking. Calling it a display of “pathetic politics”, Lamba called him “Sanghi Chadha”.
Lavanya Balla, All India Congress Committee spokesperson said that the comment was disgusting, sexist and misogynistic.
The notification of the law also triggered a war of words with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who accused Mr Kejriwal and the AAP of having “no shame”. The AAP had hit back by declaring Mr Singh had colluded with the BJP to spread lies and defame Mr Kejriwal.