New Delhi: Twitter had a busy day after the Modi government revoked author Aatish Taseer’s OCI card for ‘hiding’ his father’s Pakistani origin.
This is untrue. Here is the Consul General’s acknowledgment of my reply. I was given not the full 21 days, but rather 24 hours to reply. I’ve heard nothing from the ministry since. https://t.co/z7OtTaLLeO pic.twitter.com/t3LBWUtkdi
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) November 7, 2019
Senior journalist and Taseer’s mother Tavleen Singh was also dragged into the controversy and so was interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Just to say that Sonia Gandhi took her revenge on me in her fashion. But, it is true that she never tried to harm my son. https://t.co/wErgCmnnbb
— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) November 8, 2019
Thank you for this reminder. Aatish’s mother has also always been an Indian citizen. And, his right to live here was never questioned until he wrote an article that the Home Minister did not like. https://t.co/bybRQp0mIj
— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) November 8, 2019
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh is so indignant about the move, he expressed himself in two languages.
I have very often been attacked by Tavleen Singh in her columns. But I condemn Home Ministry revoking her son Aatish Taseer's OCI. It was, however only to be expected. All critical voices are either snooped on, harassed or muzzled. Kyunki Tanashahi ka doosra naam Amitshahi hai! https://t.co/q1ORU0U6MO
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) November 8, 2019
Academics and journalists joined the outrage brigade led by historian Ramachandra Guha and Barkha Dutt.
A petty and vindictive act of a petty and vindictive Government:https://t.co/EG2Nm5EiA1
— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) November 8, 2019
Isn't it also an embarrassing waste of our brilliant diplomats to make them the face of this decision on @AatishTaseer. Rare to see MEA expending energy elaborating on individual cases like this.
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) November 8, 2019
On the third anniversary of DeMo, Congress floods its twitter page with TV like breaking news headlines…
There has been no decision taken by any govt in India's history that has caused such a devastating impact to our economy as #Demonetisation
Three years after that fateful night the effects of this disastrous policy are still felt amongst various sectors.#NotebandiSeMandiTak pic.twitter.com/y1UogQ36Ta
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 8, 2019
Seems like Congress’ Rahul Gandhi has been meditating on demonetisation during his vipassana trip abroad.
It’s 3 yrs since the Demonetisation terror attack that devastated the Indian economy, taking many lives, wiping out lakhs of small businesses & leaving millions of Indians unemployed.
Those behind this vicious attack have yet to be brought to justice. #DeMonetisationDisaster pic.twitter.com/NdzIeHOCqL
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 8, 2019
Wish West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s prediction hadn’t come true.
Today is the third anniversary of #DeMonetisationDisaster. Within minutes of announcement, I had said that it will ruin the economy and the lives of millions. Renowned economists, common people & all experts now agree. Figures from RBI have also shown it was a futile exercise 1/2
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 8, 2019
In light of #cancelAllBlueTicksinIndia, Twitter India puts out a long and confusing thread.
Media depicting hateful imagery is not permitted within live video, account bio, profile or header images. Twitter has a higher standard in some areas like profile or header images, where there is limited context (unlike a Tweet that may contain an image with accompanying text).
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 7, 2019
Puducherry governor, Kiran Bedi made a new friend today…
My visitor this morning. Came looking for my biscuit..A bit late..🤩 pic.twitter.com/6ahhbbLFHp
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) November 8, 2019
Publisher Chiki Sarkar finds one more reason why China is ahead of India.
We published a bk on the indian economy. Authors incl abhijit b. We just got an offer from a Chinese pub for it. Amazing to think there is a chinese readership on this book. The reverse wouldn’t happen here – a bk on the Chinese economy by a chinese nobel winner for our market.
— Chiki Sarkar (@Chikisarkar) November 7, 2019
It’s BJP margdarshak L.K. Advani’s birthday. See who came calling on him…
Shri LK Advani Ji toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the @BJP4India. If over the years, our party has emerged as a dominant pole of Indian politics, it is because of leaders like Advani Ji and the selfless Karyakartas he groomed for decades.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2019
Maybe someone should tell US Senator Bernie Sanders that billionaires do care about money?
Say Bill Gates was actually taxed $100 billion.
We could end homelessness and provide safe drinking water to everyone in this country.
Bill would still be a multibillionaire.
Our message: the billionaire class cannot have it all when so many have so little. https://t.co/fVlxuIGygf
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 7, 2019