War of words breaks out between Milind Deora, Ajay Maken for Kejriwal praise

Ajay Maken asked Milin Deora to leave the Congress party and then propagate half-baked facts

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Congress leader Milind Deora (left) and party colleague Ajay Maken (right)

Congress leader Ajay Maken attacked party colleague Milind Deora for praising Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath for the third time on Sunday (February 16).

“Sharing a lesser known and welcome fact – the @ArvindKejriwal-led Delhi Government doubled its revenues to Rs 60,000 crore and maintained a revenue surplus over the last 5 years. Food for thought: Delhi is now one of India’s most fiscally prudent governments,” Deora said on Twitter on Sunday.

Maken hit back, asking Deora to leave the party and then propagate half-baked facts.

“Brother, you want to leave @INCIndia-Please do-Then propagate half baked facts! However, let me share even lesser know facts-1997-98-BE (Revenue) 4,073cr 2013-14-BE (Revenue) 37,459cr During Congress Govt Grew at 14.87% CAGR 2015-16 BE 41,129 2019-20 BE 60,000 AAP Gov 9.90% CAGR,” Maken said in response to Deora’s tweet.

Before the Assembly elections on February 8, Arvind Kejriwal had released his government’s report card where he listed the work done and funds utilised for it. Kejriwal had referred to the report released by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India which had said that Delhi is the only state government with surplus funds.

Deora then hit back at Maken saying, “Brother, I would never undermine Sheila Dikshit’s stellar performance as Delhi CM. That’s your specialty.”

Saying its never too late to change, Deora tweeted, “Instead of advocating an alliance with AAP, if only you had highlighted Sheila ji’s achievements, @INCIndia would’ve been in power today.”

Sheila Dikshit served as Delhi’s chief minister for 15 years from 1998 to 2013. She died in July last year at the age of 81. AAP president Kejriwal was sworn in as the chief minister of Delhi for the third time on Sunday, after his party got a landslide victory in the Assembly polls.

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