Last night, Kejriwal had retweeted music director Vishal Dadlani, who said on Twitter, "Stuck between a moron and a murderer....what now, India!?"
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Stuck between a moron and a murderer....what now, India!?</p>— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) <a href="https://twitter.com/VishalDadlani/statuses/427853605089988608">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Dadlani's tweet came soon after an interview of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Times Now. The word 'murderer' was an apparent reference to Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
Nirmala Sitharamam warned Kejriwal that he must be careful about what he tweets
Dadlani is a prominent supporter of Aam Aadmi Party and his tweet was one among many hundred tweets which surfaced after the Rahul's interview.
In yesterday's interview, Rahul Gandhi said his Congress had offered support to the minority Kejriwal government in Delhi to see how it would prove itself. But it is the Delhi Chief Minister's endorsement of the tweet that has given rise to controversies.
Reacting to this, BJP leader Nirmala Sitharamam warned Kejriwal that he must be "careful about what he tweets."
"He has no business to retweet and strike this language on a public domain...he is not doing public discourse any favour," she said.
Kejriwal's party is completing one month in office - a stint which saw many controversies. The 33-hour Dharna in Delhi and the night raid conducted by law minister Somnath Bharti, who has been accused of vigilantism and of being racial and sexism are two of the issues which triggered controversies.