Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir made fun of Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, when the Delhi CM was placed under ‘house arrest’ for allegedly protesting farmers on the Singhu border and promising his support.
Gambhir took to the microblogging site Twitter and wrote: “Farmers are just an excuse, to come to the politics of Punjab! Stop shouting house arrest on your own, only @ArvindKejriwal can do (farmers are just an excuse to come to power In Punjab. Shout “House arrest” by locking yourself in the house, only Arvind Kejriwal can.) “
Kejriwal, the party’s national convenor, promised to support farmers who are opposing Centre’s three agricultural laws. He visited the Singhu border, where the farmers are demonstrating, reviewed the arrangements made for them on Monday.
Farmers are just an excuse, to come to the politics of Punjab! Shouting house arrest itself @Arvind kejriwal can do
– Gautam Gambhir (@ Gautam Gambhir) 8 December 2020
While Gambhir’s tweet attracted many reactions on Twitter from farmers protesting and commenting on Bharat Bandh, it was a response from Kejriwal’s official Twitter handle of the Aam Aadmi Party that soon went viral across the stage.
Taking a pinch on Gambhir’s recent leave with his family, the AAP responded to the MP’s tweet saying, “Are you tweeting this from the Maldives?”
Earlier, the former cricketer shared pictures of him taking off from his duties to spend time with his family.
On the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers, the chief minister had said, “AAP will participate in a nationwide strike. I hope the whole country will join it in peace and I appeal to them to join and support the farmers”.
He said, “I have come to survey the systems. The toilets are clean. The water is not reaching all the points, so motor and pipeline will be installed.” The farmers said that they are happy with the system. Our MLA Jarnail Singh spent. Kejriwal said that the night is in his support. All our volunteers and party members are involved in serving the farmers.
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Although the Delhi Police denied the allegations, the DCP said it was “normal deployment to avoid a confrontation between AAP and any other parties and Kejriwal was free to opt out”.