Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh is fighting him rather than drugs or Badals of the Shirmomani Akali Dal.
"So, you are fighting me, not Badals/drugs. Badals also say they will fight against me. You and Badals wish to fight against me not against each other," Kejriwal, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party's national convener, tweeted.
Badals' story is over. You tell me where you're contesting from and I will come fight you there! https://t.co/rpghXJoSwo— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) December 28, 2016
Captain Amarinder Singh had earlier asked Kejriwal in a tweet to reveal the constituency he will be contesting Punjab polls from, so that he could fight Kejriwal.
"I am not fighting Punjab elections. So, your (Amarinder's) challenge is hollow," Kejriwal said.
I m not fighting punjab elex. So, ur challenge hollow. We r fighting Badals/Majithia, who sunk Punjab in drugs. N u r fighting us, not them? https://t.co/yxtvCGv0Xo— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 29, 2016
So, u r fighting me, not Badals/drugs. Badals also say they will fight against me. U n Badals wish to fight agnst me not agnst each other https://t.co/VXtZrIlgqs— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 29, 2016
He expressed both amusement and amazement at the Congress leader's choice as it included neither the sitting Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal or his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal, nor state Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
"We are fighting Badals/Majithia (Bikram Singh), who sunk Punjab in drugs. And you are fighting us, not them?" Kejriwal asked.
Sir, r u fighting against Prakash Badal ji or sukhbir Badal or Majithia or safe seat? https://t.co/ceSoAxNPn8— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 28, 2016
Jarnail’s nomination bid from Lambi shows AAP-SAD collusion to ensure Badal’s victory. Reeks of an underhand deal!— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) December 28, 2016
Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that AAP's Delhi legislator Jarnail Singh would contest against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Lambi in the 2017 assembly elections.
This is not the first time both leaders have been engaged in a war of words on Twitter.
Earlier, Kejriwal had accused Singh of working in collusion with Akalis to defeat AAP. However, former Punjab CM retorted with a barrage of tweets slamming Kejriwal and his party.
Akalis n Cong fighting elections together in Punjab. Captain their joint CM candidate. Do watch this video https://t.co/blYfrOaVlg— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 23, 2016
Kejriwal better set his own house in order, before he sets his sights on Punjab— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) October 23, 2016
Sir, Badals closed corruption cases against u just a few months before elections. Why? Punjab asking what's the deal? https://t.co/qJ0zLK8XeB— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 23, 2016