Delhi: The office of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Principal Secretary was on Tuesday raided by CBI in a corruption case triggering a fresh face-off between the AAP and Centre and a vicious political slugfest in which the AAP chief spewed venom against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Amid charges and counter-charges, Kejriwal claimed his office was raided which was denied by CBI as well as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha where the opposition created an uproar. The chief minister claimed he was in fact the target and that Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar was just an excuse, as per PTI.
The AAP chief in a stern warning to Modi also thundered that he is not going to be cowed down by any CBI raid. "I'm telling you Modiji, you may have scared others but I'm not among those who can be intimidated. I'll fight till my last breath."
"When Modi cudn't handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice. Modi is a coward and psychopath," he said, sparking an angry condemnation from a furious BJP which demanded an apology from the chief minister for his "disgraceful" remarks.
Following is how the Twitterati reacted to today's development:
Sealing of a Chief Minister's office is unprecedented. I am shocked @ArvindKejriwal
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 15, 2015
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 15, 2015
— Intolerant নীলসুনীল (@trunils) December 15, 2015
— RanjeetaMadhukar (@DearRanjeeta) December 15, 2015
#IfCBIRaids What kind of CM will use the word psychopath..He is the PM of worlds largest democracy..learn ethics first..then preach
— Arun (@ArunSmu) December 15, 2015
— rati parker (@ratigirl) December 15, 2015
#IfCBIRaids Modi house, they will find achche din.
— Riddhi (@RJSpeaks_) December 15, 2015