From ink to chili powder, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been targeted in several ways throughout his regime. But the most distasteful attack come on him probably on Thursday, when he stepped forward to address the public at an official event in Delhi, the national capital of India.
To harass the Delhi Chief Minister, people in the front rows stood before Mr. Kejriwal, coughing in the chorus.
Arvind Kejriwal used to suffer from prolonged cold and cough for more than 40-years before he underwent corrective surgery at a hospital in Bengaluru in September 2016. The coughing was obviously in mockery of his disease, which resulted in some awkwardness at the event until Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari came forward to stop the crowd.
Mr. Gadkari said, “Please keep quiet. This is an official event.”
The event was organized jointly by Delhi Jal Board and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, with the aim to launch a campaign to clean River Yamuna. Besides, CM Kejriwal, Mr. Gadkari, and Mr. Vardhan, the event was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Minister of State for Water Resources Satyapal Singh, and a number of BJP Parliamentarians from Delhi.
This is not for the first time CM Kejriwal has been mocked over his past ailment. Video clips of Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu have accused of mocking at CM Kejriwal’s cough went viral on social media 2-years ago, when he was still regarding jumping ship from BJP to AAP. Even after the surgery, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is now Chief Minister of Goa, had equipped that doctors had to control his tongue as “it had grown long due to his comments against him and the Prime Minister.”