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AAP's social media post: Angry over Kejriwal not being invited for Metro inauguration? Donate Rs 100
Another controversy was sparked off on the morning of December 25 after PM Modi inaugurated the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line in Noida, as neither the BJP nor the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) extend an invitation to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the event. This despite the fact that the Delhi government is 50 per cent stakeholder in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

This was the third Metro launch since 2015 to which Arvind Kejriwal wasn't invited.

Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who remained in the headlines all throughout 2016 for his verbal spats with the BJP's top brass including PM Modi and finance minster Arun Jaitley, has lately been keeping a low profile. Seldom does he lose his composure these days or comment on a controversial issue. Many are of the opinion that Kejriwal is presently on rehab, desperately trying to overhaul his cliche image of a foul-mouthed politician.

As expected, on Monday, when Kejriwal was asked for his comments on why he wasn't extended an invite for the launch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, he declined to comment, only saying, "I wish you a merry Christmas, no discussion on politics."

However, Kejriwal did retweet his deputy Manish Sisodia, who in his tweet had called it an "insult to the people of Delhi".

But, a couple of days later, in a sudden U-turn (quite usual with AAP), the party made an appeal to all those who were "angry" at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal not being invited to the inaugural run of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line to donate Rs 100.

A post on the party's Facebook page read: "Delhi CM wasn't invited for Metro Magenta Line inauguration. If you are angry (then) donate."

Facebook post

Moreover, for encashing on the insult, an email from AAP outreach was sent to all those who have subscribed to the party's newsletter appealing them to donate Rs 100.

Letter for Donate Rs 100

The email, sent out in Krishnaraj's name, read: "Ever since we found that Delhi CM is not invited for the inauguration of Magenta line Delhi Metro, we got emails, tweets, posts pouring outrage."

However, AAP's ill-thought antic of garnering support and also raising a few quick bucks in the process was met with huge backlash from the online community.

Here are a few antagonistic responses to AAP's donation pitch:

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