New Delhi: The tussle between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress to champion the cause of Delhi slum dwellers who lost their homes in a demolition drive by the Indian Railways has led to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rebuking Rahul Gandhi as a 'baccha' (kid).
The Delhi chief minister in a tweet said that Rahul Gandhi is a kid who has not been told by his party that railways comes under the central government and not the Delhi state government.
राहुल गांधी जी अभी बच्चे हैं। उनकी पार्टी ने शायद उन्हें बताया नहीं की रेल्वे केंद्र सरकार के अंडर आती है, दिल्ली सरकार के नहीं।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 14, 2015
The rebuke came in response to Rahul Gandhi's poser: "Why is AAP doing dharna in Parliament. It's under their government that demolition happened."
The Congress had also questioned Kejriwal's claim that he was unaware of the demolition drive planned by the railways.
Rahul Gandhi even made it a point to visit Shakur Basti to meet those who lost their homes even as a host of AAP leaders and workers are camping in the area to provide relief to the affected.
Meanwhile, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has categorically denied any breach in procedure over the demolition and asserted that the residents of the slum were given prior notice.
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