Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvid Kejriwal, shared a message on Twitter that he claimed he had received from a parent on the morning of the 13th of October. In the message, the parent thanked Kejriwal for the fee rollback and said that parents were discussing among themselves that only Kejriwal could have done it and proclaimed ‘Bande me dum hai!’
Recd this msg from a parent this morning. Made my day….Feels good when our efforts bear fruit and people are benefitted pic.twitter.com/IU6WFaQxwN
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 13, 2018
People are, however, speculating that Kejriwal had himself typed the message so that he could pat himself on the back. The reason cited for such an assumption was that the red line that shows an error while typing could be spotted in the message under the word ‘mein’. Therefore, people concluded that Kejriwal had himself typed the message, took a screenshot and then shared it on Twitter himself to score political brownie points.
Fraud @ArvindKejriwal shared a message and said that it has made his day. but he actualy typed this message himself and took screenshot. We can clearly see the “redlining” that indicates error while typing. What a liar he is!!https://t.co/PM6beuCIiX pic.twitter.com/3hSIrpvPKU
— Shash (@pokershash) October 13, 2018
It could very well be that Kejriwal did receive the message, as he claims he did, and the parent did take a screenshot of the message while he/she was typing the message. However, although possible, it appears highly unlikely that such a thing could have occurred.
If the parent sent the message over email or WhatsApp or even through Direct Message on Twitter, then the ‘red line’ wouldn’t have appeared. If the parent sent him the message via a tweet, then a screenshot could have been necessary due to the character limit but then Kejriwal could have simply retweeted the tweet.
Taking all things into consideration, a case of Kejriwal calling Kejriwal is very much possible considering the downward spiral the Aam Aadmi party has been on in recent times. The suggestion also doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility considering how many times Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted a rumour with the “Is it true?” template and that information has more often than not turned out to be false.
However, we cannot completely rule out the possibility that Kejriwal did indeed receive that message.
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