New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who found himself caught in a cleft stick over his ‘hug’ with the tainted Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Monday clarified that it was the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief who pulled him while he took no initiative and had no intention to embrace him.
“At Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in, Lalu Yadav shook my hand, pulled and hugged me. I did not take any initiative,” the AAP supremo said at the party’s National Council meeting in New Delhi, adding, “We are against his record of corruption and we will always oppose it.”
Kejriwal’s clarification, however, has not gone down well with his detractors on Twitter with some even suggesting that a case of molestation be lodged against Lalu for hugging him against his will.
Here are some of the best tweets on Kejriwal’s remarks and the hug:
— Pankaj Singh Thakur (@PankaSingh) November 23, 2015
@htTweets Caption: Chara se bhai-chara!
— THE SAFFON INDIAN (@JOYDIPROYBARMAN) November 23, 2015
Newton's Law of Kejriwal: For every messiah of corruption, there is a one-sided strong pull and hug by Lalu Yadav.
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) November 23, 2015
— ~Humor Being~ (@AashishSinghi) November 23, 2015
Calm down, people. Kejriwal hugged Lalu. Politicians hug each other all the time. They also pull the rug beneath the other's feet.
— Kamlesh Singh (@kamleshksingh) November 20, 2015
— Vgarg (@vgarg01) November 23, 2015
— TYBROS (@tybros1212) November 23, 2015
— Aarti (@aartic02) November 21, 2015
Rang de tu mohe gerua pic.twitter.com/d9nJIjQhZ7
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) November 20, 2015
Kejriwal burning his old tweets about Lalu. pic.twitter.com/IWoYziFhre
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 20, 2015
— Ashish Negi (@iamAshishNegi) November 20, 2015
— Gayatri S Ajith (@g3tech) November 20, 2015