BJP Workers Troll Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Nitin Gadkari Comes To Rescue

| December 28 , 2018 , 13:10 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was mocked by coughing in between his speech when he addressed the public at an official event in the national capital on Thursday.

People in the front rows stood before him, coughing in chorus leaving Kejriwal in an awkward state. The coughing got to a point where union minister Nitin Gadkari,  who was also present at the event, had to intervene and ask audience members to maintain silence.

Gadkari said, "You (Kejriwal) please begin (the speech)," he said before asking members in the audience to maintain decorum. "Please maintain silence, this is a government event."

The event was held jointly by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Delhi Jal Board, aimed at launching a campaign to clean the Yamuna at Vigyaan Bhawan.

It was attended by Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari and Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan.

The Chief Minister used to suffer from a persistent form of a cough for over 40 years, before he underwent corrective surgery at a Bengaluru hospital in September 2016.

This was not the first time that  Delhi Chief Minister has been mocked over his past ailment. Clips of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu allegedly mocking Mr Kejriwal's cough went viral on the social media two years ago.