Criticising President Pranab Mukherjee’s comment against “populist anarchy”, Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti Monday asked in a tweet whether the 1984 and 2002 riots were agitations? He later deleted the tweet.
“If AAP actions were Anarchy, what would Hon President consider 1984 and 2002 riots as? Agitation? Lol. A good joke Mr President !!!” Bharti tweeted earlier in the day, indirectly pointing fingers at the Congress for the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 and the Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2002 riots in Gujarat.
Bharti deleted the tweet in the evening.
Mukherjee, in his Republic Day address to the nation Sunday, made a veiled attack on the Aam Aadmi Party government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that “populist anarchy” was no substitute for governance.