New Delhi, Jan 26: BJP's chief ministerial candidate from Delhi Kiran Bedi hit back at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying the latter was playing "soft, soft" over the invitation to the Republic Day ceremony this year and that "he must grow up". [Republic Day is not Kejriwal's birthday party]
Earlier, Kejriwal and his party regretted him not getting an invitation to attend the R-Day celebration and accused the BJP-led central government of politicising the issue. [Arvind Kejriwal Vs Kiran Bedi: Social media support Kejriwal; consider Bedi 'inexperienced']
The BJP said in its defence that former chief ministers are not given invitation for such programmes as per the protocol and they must get an invitation on demand.
When television reporters asked about the AAP's complaint, Bedi said invitations don't come by desire but because of something else. Bedi herself was given a VIP invitation to the programme.
Last year, Kejriwal had organised a massive street protest on the streets of the national capital demanding bringing the Delhi Police under the Delhi government's rule and even threatened to jeopardise the Republic Day programme. He, however, withdrew the protest five days ahead of the event after Lieutenant genral Najeeb Jung intervened.