Amit Shah-Rahul Gandhi spar on Twitter

In the backdrop of the heated battle for power in Karnataka, BJP party chief Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter for a public sparring match.

Rahul slammed the BJP’s power-gaining tactics in the southern state in an acerbic post to social media, saying that while the party “celebrates” the entire nation “will mourn the defeat of democracy”.

Shah soon retaliated with a series of tweets of his own and referred to Congress’s murky history of leaving no stone unturned to wrest power over the decades.

Shah also made a reference to the fact that BJP had indeed emerged as the single largest party in Karnataka and hence had the people’s mandate.