New Delhi: A day after Parliament of India passed a bill that gives more power to the Lieutenant Governor than the Chief Minister, and Arvind Kejriwal calling it a ‘betrayal of people’s mandate’, netizens have trolled the Delhi Chief Minister for being “hypocritic”.
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, enhances powers of the LG, who represents the GoI, in comparison to the state government.
As the Bill was passed, Kejriwal responding to the Bill tweeted: “Passage of GNCTD Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today is an insult to people of Delhi. The Bill effectively takes away powers from those who were voted by people & gives powers to run Delhi to those who were defeated. BJP has cheated the people.”
As the tweet went viral, Netizens began commenting and trolling Kejriwal for having ‘contradicting beliefs’ as Kejriwal was one among many political leaders who supported BJP’s move to strip JK of statehood and semi-autonomous status.
“When BJP undermined democracy in Kashmir, AK was the first to endorse it. Why are Aapians cribbing now? What is good for the goose is also good for the gander,” said one user named Arun Arora.
When BJP undermined democracy in Kashmir, AK was the first to endorse it. Why are Aapians cribbing now? What is good for the goose is also good for the gander!
— faiyaz ahmed (@faiyazasm) March 22, 2021
Another wrote: “Chup ekdam chup” and shared the photograph of the tweet when Kejirwal supported the abrogation of 370 in Kashmir and hoped for “peace and development” in the erstwhile state.
Chup ekdam chup pic.twitter.com/xghNnJseWq
— فرحان FARHAN (@FarhanSpeaks) March 22, 2021
Another user, Ahona Sengupta, shared the same screenshot of Kejriwal praising the abrogation of JK’s special status.
— Ahona Sengupta (@ahona_sengupta) March 22, 2021
A user Logical Indian called it a Karma and wrote: “Karma .. Just remember the moment when u rejoiced on the removal of Kashmir’s sec 370. You deserve worse than this. Chaddi.”
Karma .. Just remember the moment when u rejoiced on removal of kashmir's sec 370
You deserve worse than this.
— Logical Indian (@RadarModi) March 22, 2021
Pragyan said: “When it happened to Kashmir you rejoiced and welcomed the move….. Now, there is nobody to speak for you”
Another user, Jack Sparrow, wrote: “this is wrong but just a year back u stood with the Govt on division of Kashmir…what u sow.. so shall u reap…. one only feels the pain when one faces the same thing himself..”
this is wrong but just an year back u stood with the Govt on division of Kashmir…what u sow.. so shall u reap…. one only feels the pain when one faces the same thing himself..
— Jack Sparrow (@jacksparrow791) March 22, 2021
A user, Asif Arsalan, mocking Kejriwal’s wrote: “We Support The Govt on Its Decision on DELHI. We hope this will bring Peace and Development in DELHI.”
Rajhav Chopra, wrote: “Jammu and Kashmir had also voted.”
Jammu and Kashmir had also voted pic.twitter.com/jQZ5Gc6GPL
— Raghav Chopra (@RaghavChopra_) March 22, 2021
“Remember Kashmir?? you celebrated then and mourning now!! Why this Hypocrisy??? You r a learned man but you chose to become politician over a common learned man,” Dr Sudhakar Yadav wrote.
Remember kashmir?? you celebrated then and mourning now!! Why this Hypocrisy??? You r a learned man but you chose to become politician over a common learned man.
— Dr sudhakar Yadav (@yadavaasud) March 22, 2021
Another welcomed the BJP by sharing claping emojis. “Welldone BJP,” Khan wrote.
“You reap what you sow”, said another and shared the same screenshot of the Delhi CM praising BJP for removing special status from Jammu and Kashmir.
You reap what you sow pic.twitter.com/urBPOAYyAJ
— Baiting Indiscriminately (@LiveBaitTrap) March 22, 2021
However, the BJP rejected the opposition’s charge, saying the Bill seeks to rectify the alleged mismanagement of Delhi.