New Delhi: In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday was critisized for his “mannerless” posture by the BJP leaders.
The BJP has tweeted a part of the meeting held on a video call and accused Arvind Kejriwal of rudeness. In fact, during PM Modi’s address, Kejriwal appeared in a relaxed posture with his hands behind the chair.
Mannerless CM of Delhi! pic.twitter.com/yswnLNI6Ty
— BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) April 27, 2022
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) IT cell head Amit Malviya wrote in his tweet, “Arvind Kejriwal continues to disgrace himself with uncouth mannerism.”
Arvind Kejriwal continues to disgrace himself with uncouth mannerism… pic.twitter.com/h5RECiI7vl
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) April 27, 2022
Sharing the video of Kejriwal, BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla asked, “Is @ArvindKejriwal bored or mannerless or both? Is this how a CM behaves in such an important meeting? Do take a look.”
Is @ArvindKejriwal bored or mannerless or both? Is this how a CM behaves in such an important meeting?
Do take a look pic.twitter.com/I7pzWTMm0f
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) April 27, 2022
Taking on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, Delhi BJP’s media head Naveen Kumar Jindal dubbed him as a “crook” and said, “This man does not have manners to sit and talk in front of the prime minister. What a shameless man he is.”
पता नही कैसे संस्कार मिले है इस आदमी को प्रधानमंत्री के सामने ना बैठने की तमीज ना बोलने की तमीज..
कितना बेशर्म आदमी है येhttps://t.co/9qeGWCK0Lq pic.twitter.com/6cr5mQ6jUE
— Naveen Kumar Jindal 🇮🇳 (@naveenjindalbjp) April 27, 2022
This is not the first incident in which Kejriwal faced a barrage of criticism for his behaviour during the meeting. Earlier, in April 2021, a similar incident took place when Delhi CM was seen feeling bored and lousy during the virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of all states and Union Territories to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country.
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In the meeting that was called to review the Covid-19 situation in the country, PM Modi also raised the issue of many states not adhering to the Centre’s call to reduce VAT on petrol and diesel after it slashed the excise duty in November last year. He added that it is an “injustice” to people living there and also harmful to neighbouring states.
“In order to reduce the burden of rising petrol and diesel prices, the central government reduced the excise duty last November. We had urged the states too to reduce their taxes. Some states reduced the tax and provided benefits to the consumers but some didn’t do so,” he was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.