New Delhi: While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal makes a vigorous appeal for making India Number 1 country in the world, a fresh controversy has broken out relating to Delhi CM as well as party’s social media accounts.
A Twitter handle named the Indian Affairs on Wednesday made shocking claims about the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as well as its convenor Arvind Kejriwal. It claimed that the social media accounts of Kejriwal & that of AAP and many other leaders are being operated from Qatar, Canada, Lithuania and America. It also released a video to back its sensational claims.
The grave allegations have given the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fresh ammo to train guns at AAP & Delhi government.
Big claims about AAP’s ‘Gulf connection’
Amid a range of allegations, the Twitter handle named the Indian Affairs claimed that the Facebook page of CM Arvind Kejriwal is managed by 28 people, out of which 26 are from India while 1 is based in Qatar and other in America.
— The Indian Affairs (@ForIndiaMatters) August 17, 2022
Not just the Chief Minister, the social media handles of key party leaders and also party’s social media handles are being manned by people based on foreign soil, it claimed.
Raghav Chadha, who is Rajya Sabha MP from AAP & also Advisor to Punjab government, has his social media account managed from United States while that of Atishi Marlena, Delhi MLA & senior AAP leader are maintained from people based in US & India, it claimed.
According to Twitter handle, the Facebook page of Aman Arora, a close Kejriwal aide and Punjab Minister of Information is operated from Canada.
The set of serious allegations raises alarm bells amidst growing calls of Khalistan in the Punjab province. It may be noted that Canada based outfits reportedly funded the farmers protest in Delhi and played key role in derailing the ambitious agricultural reforms.
BJP berates AAP & Kejriwal
The BJP latched on the controversy and took the opportunity to slam the Delhi CM and AAP leadership.
Taking to Twitter, BJP spokesperson Shehzad Jai Hind termed this a huge security threat to Indian democracy and also asked “why AAP has allowed foreigners to control its social media accounts”.
Social Media account of Arvind Kejriwal & that of AAP as well as various senior leaders & ministers operated by people residing on foreign soil. This is huge security threat to India & Indian democracy pic.twitter.com/SlOnTslmjv
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) August 17, 2022
BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa went a step ahead and accused the Kejriwal administration of using the services of foreign social media handlers and paying them via hawala.
Latest reports however said that the ‘foreign handlers’ have been removed from Delhi CM’s social media accounts, after the controversy escalated and created a flutter in political circles.