New Delhi: Infighting within the Congress came out in the open after senior leader Ajay Maken lambasted his party colleague Milind Deora for showering praise on newly-elected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. As the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener took oath as CM for third consecutive term, leaders across party lines congratulated him but Maharashtra Congress leader Milind Deora went a step ahead and shared a gushing video. Also Read - Delhi's Positivity Rate Falls Below 18%, Reports Under 15000 Cases For 3rd Day In A Row
Sharing the video of Kejriwal listing out achievements of the AAP government, the Mumbai Congress leader asserted that Delhi managed to double its revenues to ₹60,000 crore and maintained a revenue surplus over the last five years. Also Read - Delhi Issues Dedicated Covid Helpline For Hospital-Bed, Emergencies
“Sharing a lesser known & welcome fact – the @ArvindKejriwal-led Delhi Government doubled its revenues to? 60,000 crore & maintained a revenue surplus over the last 5 years. Food for thought: Delhi is now one of India’s most fiscally prudent governments”, he wrote on the micro-blogging site. Also Read - Must Prepare For Third Wave, Request Centre For More Vaccines: Arvind Kejriwal
Deora’s tweet garnered over 3,000 likes and got over three thousand retweets. But his post did not go down well with Delhi Congress leader Ajay Maken. Hitting out at Deora, Maken asked him to ‘leave Congress’ and not propagate ‘half-baked facts.’
“Brother, you want to leave INC India-Please do-Then propagate half baked facts! However, let me share even lesser know facts-1997-98-BE (Revenue) 4,073cr2013-14-BE (Revenue) 37,459cr. During Congress Govt Grew at 14.87% CAGR2015-16 BE 41,1292019-20 BE 60,000AAP Gov 9.90% CAGR,” tweeted Maken.
However, Kejriwal was quick to retweet the video that came amid growing criticism from his opponents who had alleged that AAP won the Delhi polls because of ‘freebies’.