It was just a few days back when Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had to face the ignominy of being rebuked by Pakistani and Bangladeshi citizens for toeing and anti-India line in respect of the tense relations between India and Pakistan after the Uri attack. Kejriwal had tweeted a farcical article by a little known author, which claimed that rather than Pakistan, India was getting isolated world-wide.
Not only did Kejriwal get severe criticism for this from Indians, a Pakistani journalist and a Bangladeshi activist also rebuked him:
That whatever moment when Delhi, yes, Delhi CM, tweets an Indian article about India’s isolation while India is trying to isolate Pakistan ????
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) September 27, 2016
Is it really his statement? Can you re-think @ArvindKejriwal?
ISI & PakArmy spreading this screenshot. # justsaying pic.twitter.com/UWyGkIadUD
— Dr. Imran H Sarker (@ImranHSarker) September 28, 2016
Of course, as all SAARC nations boycotted the SAARC meet to be held in Pakistan and as countries from all over the world censured Pakistan and backed India’s surgical strikes, Kejriwal’s foolish stance was exposed.
As if that embarrassment was not enough, Kejriwal tried another trick, this time trying to be too clever. He put out a tweet saying he fully supports the PM, but his sugar-coated message in the attached video could be seen plainly:
We fully support PM on surgical strikes. Urge him to similarly counter Pak’s dirty propaganda. Do watch this msghttps://t.co/jk1CvYmcan
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 3, 2016
In the video, Kejriwal referred to Pakistan’s move to ferry media outlets to the LoC in an attempt to prove that no surgical strikes had taken place. Kejriwal, very cunningly tried to portray it as if he wanted Modi to counter Pakistani propaganda, but it was obvious, that Kejriwal had once again strayed into anti-India territory from being anti-Modi. Even the principle national opposition party Congress, along with unbiased experts, have repeatedly said that India does not need to prove anything to the Pakistani side whose credibility is zero. But Kejriwal chose to play a different tune.
Even as AAP’s IT cell was busy trending hashtags which tried to demonstrate that Kejriwal was backing Modi, Kejriwal was busy tweeting videos which were shot under ISI supervision by journalists who were ferried by the Pakistani Government. If indeed Kejriwal wanted Pakistani propaganda to be destroyed, why was he tweeting and sharing exactly such propaganda videos?
No sooner did Kejriwal adopt the Pakistani stance, albeit using sugar coating, social media users from Pakistan began backing him:
— Abdul Sami (@abdulsami) October 3, 2016
Some brilliant politics and trolling by Delhi ‘s CM Arvind Kejriwal https://t.co/UmecsqzmcE
— Ahmed Zawar (@sahmedzawar) October 3, 2016
Kejrival is very clever ;) https://t.co/zfSBfD5Wd4
— Sehar Shinwari (@SeharShinwari) October 3, 2016
— Hamza Ali Abbasi FC (@HamzaAbasiAli) October 3, 2016
Pakistani media also jumped at the opportunity of using an “Indian”, that too the elected CM of the National Capital, to humiliate India.
— The Express Tribune (@etribune) October 3, 2016
New Delhi CM questions authenticity of India’s ‘surgical strikes’ in Pakistan: Arvind Kejriwal demands Modi to release footage-based …
— The News (@TheNewsEnglish) October 3, 2016
New Delhi CM questions authenticity of India’s ‘surgical strikes’ in Pakistan: Arvind Kejri… https://t.co/u6civ73Hof – Express Tribune
— Pakistan News (@Pakistannews) October 3, 2016
This is the same Kejriwal who had demanded that PM Modi apologise to the nation for calling Pakistani investigators to Pathankot, when India was showing them the evidence of a Pakistani hand in the attack. Pakistan of course later denied any wrong doing inspite of voluminous proof presented by India. This time, Kejriwal is the one saying India should provide proof to the same Pakistan. This clearly shows that Arvind Kejriwal, in his blind hatred for Modi, is ready to take any extreme position even if it is siding with Pakistan, just to try and embarrass Modi.