Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday called Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal a ‘mad chief minister’, saying he had to cancel the leave of several policemen because of Kejriwal, TV channels reported.Speaking at an event in Maharshtra, the home minister said, "When I was in Kherwadi (as a policeman), my leave was cancelled right after my wedding because there were riots. Now because of a 'veda mukhyamantri' (Marathi for 'mad chief minister') on dharna, I had to cancel the leaves of policemen".
Shinde’s statement is the latest in slanging match between Kejriwal and Shinde.
While announcing his stir earlier on Monday, Kejriwal had said, “Some say I am an anarchist, that I am spreading anarchy. I am willing to agree to that. So, I want to spread that anarchy to the home minister’s office. I have come to spread anarchy in the police commissioner's house too.”The Delhi CM failed to secure his main demand during his protest that the city's police force be put under his government's control. Shinde ruled out transferring control of Delhi Police to the state government. “It is the national capital. That isn’t possible.”