Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal and controversies go hand in hand. In the latest, the Delhi chief minister drew netizens' ire after some students, taking part in an Independence Day parade at a stadium, were seen holding placards with Kejriwal's name instead of Jai Hind or any other patriotic message.
After taking part in a flag hoisting ceremony at his residence, Kejriwal was attending the Independence Day parade at Chhatrasal Stadium in the national capital when the placards praising him popped up. The chief minister has since become a hot topic of discussion on the social media.
The development was seen as yet another attempt of self-promotion by Kejriwal and many social media users criticised him for his "megalomaniac" behaviour.
"Shameful of Kejriwal to Use the Occasion of #IndependenceDay and children to advertise himself.....SHAMEFUL," says a social media user.
"Today is Kejriwal day or #IndependenceDay? How can Kejriwal be such a shameless megalomaniac & insult the nation," asks another person on Twitter.
Check out more social media responses on the incident below:
Nothing in this pic suggests that this is an Independence Day celebration. Did he even unfurl the tricolor? pic.twitter.com/fNeJnsW8Ek
— Spamnath Bharti (@attomeybharti) August 15, 2015
— आप चोर हैं (@AapChorHain) August 15, 2015
Indian Independence day or Independent Arvind Kejriwal Day ?? What else can I expect from Cheap @ArvindKejriwal
@KaushalTrivedi6 was it Arvind Kejriwal day today!? Or independence day!? Shame on you naxalite hitler @ArvindKejriwal
— Sudhanshu Singh (@sssingh21) August 15, 2015
No to BJP-PDP gov
Kejriwal's Independence Day celebrations has his name but not national flag
Today is Kejriwal day or #IndependenceDay? How can Kejriwal be such a shameless megalomaniac & insult the nation.
Vishwa Nath Jaiswal
no Tricolor, Happy Independence Day is this Jai Arvind Kejriwal Day-Shameless @ExposeAAP @sambitswaraj @Dr_M_Dutt
@chinmaykrvd @ArvindKejriwal Now self promotion even in Independence day Celebrations! A new low by kejriwal ,what more can be expect!
Shameful of Kejriwal to Use the Occasion of #IndependenceDay and children to advertise himself.....SHAMEFUL
There is no bigger megalomaniac than Kejriwal who doesn't spare even Independence Day to glorify him.