Deora's praise for Kejriwal gets Cong flak

Deora's praise for Kejriwal gets Cong flak

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Congress leader Milind Deora's tweet praising the Arvind Kejriwal government on Sunday earned him a pungent response from his colleague Ajay Maken, who advised him to "quit" the party if he wanted to before propagating "half-baked facts".

For his adulatory tweet on a party that came to power after the Congress's defeat in Delhi, Milind Deora has also been questioned on Twitter whether he is on his way to Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

This is what Mr Deora, a senior Maharashtra Congress leader, had tweeted hours after Mr Kejriwal was sworn in as Chief Minister for the third time: "Sharing a lesser known and welcome fact -- the Arvind Kejriwal-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."

Delhi Congress leader Ajay Maken's retort was swift and unsparing. "Brother, you want to leave INC India-Please do-Then propagate half baked facts!" - wrote the former Delhi Speaker and ex-Union Minister.