The Assam Kaziranga University

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arvind Kejriwal, his equivalent in Delhi, continue to engage in verbal combat.

Following their ongoing argument on Twitter, the two leaders are now engaged in verbal sparring, with the Assam Chief Minister opposing the AAP leader over the scope of the development Kejriwal claims his government has sparked in the capital.

Chief Minister Sarma said on Monday that India should have five capitals, one for each of its geographical regions, accusing the AAP leader of “mocking at other States.”

Sarma’s remark comes after the Delhi CM made fun of the Assam government after reports surfaced that some educational institutions in the state had closed due to subpar results in the HSLC exams.

In a string of tweets, Chief Minister Sarma wrote, “Having been engaged in a dialogue with Delhi CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal, who’s by now in habit of mocking at other states, I’m of the view that we should work on curing the disease of disparity, and not mock poor states. Can we have 5 Capitals of India, one in every zone?”

“This will ensure, govts like Delhi do not have huge wealth at their disposal vis a vis North East and states from East. And of course what we’ve been doing in health, education, communication with blessings of our PM Shri @narendramodi Ji was unheard of in last 75 years,” he wrote.

“Finally, after seven decades of denial & negligence, process of mainstreaming of the North East started in 2014 by Hon PM, and the pace of progress is unrelenting. North East does not need sympathy & ridicule, we need what’s due to us – respect, resources and regeneration,” added the chief minister.

The Assam Kaziranga University