It seems like Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s 94-minute Independence Day speech didn’t inspire Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he was captured sleeping during the speech at the Red Fort.
While Twitterati took a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party chief, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister indicated that the reaction from Kejriwal couldn’t be helped, saying that ‘the speech was boring’.
PM Modi’s mammoth speech, in fact the longest Independence Day speech in history, included a strong message to Pakistan for favouring terrorism, along with a list of achievements and statistics.
In a marked departure, he even talked about Pakistan’s troubled province of Balochistan.
“Why media is so biased? Only targets AAP/Kejriwal? Jaitley/Parrikar sleeping, media not showing? Why? Why?,” AAP leader Ashutosh tweeted.
Why media is so biased? Only targets AAP/Kejriwal? Jaitley/Parrikar sleeping, media not showing ? Why ? Why? https://t.co/zcrT2PIbE3— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) August 15, 2016
What a boring speech of Modi. Put every one to sleep! See this pic Carefully every one is sleeping. https://t.co/zcrT2PIbE3— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) August 15, 2016
It’s not surprising that Kejriwal and his party members were not interested in PM Modi’s speech.
The 47-year-old Delhi Chief Minister has been at loggerheads with the Centre, accusing PM of snatching powers from the Delhi government. Last week, the Delhi High Court ruled against the AAP, directing that lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung will have the final word on the administrative control of Delhi.
Here are some of the tweets trolling the AAP chief:
Kejriwal's wife: kya subah subah utha diya chutti ke din?— Curator (@RankTurner) August 15, 2016
Kejriwal: yeh lo kaan mein ruyi daal lo. chalo wahin soyenge.