Twitter duel: Sparks fly as Kejriwal, Amarinder trade barbs over debate

Published: 25th October 2016 01:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2016 06:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: A full-blown Twitter war broke out between AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday as the latter challenged the former to a debate and the Delhi chief minister, instead of agreeing to face off with the latter, suggested four names from his party for the duel.

After Kejriwal tweeted accusing Amarinder of using the proceeds from Revenue Minister and SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia’s alleged illegal drug business in the Congress’ Assembly poll campaign, the former chief minister shot back at him.

“Now that you’ve shot your mouth, don’t scoot like you typically do! Show courage & come for an open debate. Choose the time, place & platform,” he tweeted. In reply, Kejriwal tweeted, “I accept ur challenge sir. I suggest 4 names- H S Phoolka, Jarnail Singh, Bhagwant or Gurpreet. Speaker, date, time, place of ur choice.” Accusing Kejriwal of shying away from a debate, the Congres leader tweeted, “Punjabis believe in leading from the front, not hiding behind others or have you already accepted that you can’t face me for a public debate?”

Kejriwal reply that he was “ready for a debate with Rahul ji or Sonia ji anytime” drew a sharper retort from the Congress veteran. “So you’ve chickened out!You’re the’Aam Aadmi’ who levels allegations on everyone bt wud like to engage only with PM & Presidents of parties!” he wrote.

In his reply, however, Kejriwal chose to allege a nexus between the Congress and the SAD. And Amarinder was in no mood to give up. “The Morning you started with Majithia,now you’re bringing in BJP,next you’ll say Donald Trump is conspiring with me against you,” he tweeted. 


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