New Delhi :  It is a case of some unusual linguistic correlation and cross-reference. The Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, a Haryanvi, has come to the rescue of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, a Maharashtrian, by drawing a parallel between the colloquial languages of the state two states.

“Nothing offensive was said about Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal when the Union Home Minister used the word ‘ýeda’ in Marathi against him. From what I understand the word is akin to the expression ‘bawla’ that is used in our Haryana to describe a behaviour that is somewhat immature,” said Surjewala.

He went on to elaborate that there are many expressions in our regional languages that do not find an exact equivalent in English and the vice versa is also true. “Now if you look at this expression ‘ýeda’ in the context of the Delhi chief minister’s understanding of the constitution and his responsibilities then you will agree that there is nothing offensive in the home minister’s language. He is a seasoned and experienced politician, and 25 years older to the AAP leaders,” he added.

Anil Sharma

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