New Delhi: Twitter saw tributes to freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose on his death anniversary and birthday wishes for Gulzar. The Facebook-BJP “alliance” had political parties throwing barbs at each other, again.
This shows that we can unite politicians from different parties — Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi, Trinamool Congress’ Mamata Banerjee and BJP’s Sambit Patra on Subhash Chandra Bose.
हमारे हीरो #SubhashChandraBose एक आजाद व खुदमुख़्तार भारत के लिए लड़े थे जिसका मजबूत लोकतंत्र हरएक इंसान की अभिव्यक्ति की रक्षा करेगा।
आज देश की आवाज को दबाने और दूषित करने के खिलाफ दृढ़ता से खड़ा होना ही उन्हें सच्ची श्रद्धांजलि होगी।
जय हिंद pic.twitter.com/NTlhVZeM3q
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 18, 2020
नेताजी को नमन। pic.twitter.com/Bo6YEkv96v
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) August 18, 2020
On this day, in 1945, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose went on a flight from Taihoku Airport in Taiwan, only to disappear forever. We still do not know what happened to him. People have a right to know about the great son of the soil
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 18, 2020
Former diplomat K.C. Singh on the rabbit hole of contempt allegations.
With @pbhushan1 case done & dusted, except for sentencing, the focus now on @ReallySwara & her tweets on Ayodhya judgement. Next would it be contemptuous to support those allegedly having committed contempt. There’s no end to where it can lead.
— K. C. Singh (@ambkcsingh) August 18, 2020
These are some pertinent questions BJP’s Subramanian Swamy may like to answer.
Prosecute for what?
Just because they are Khans and not Kumar and Kapoor?
This guy is not an anonymous troll. He is a BJP MP.
Someone please tell him we are governed by a Constitution.
Wait, we are still governed by the Constitution of India, Right? pic.twitter.com/wFxgn3gEkr
— Aman Wadud (@AmanWadud) August 18, 2020
Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari on why South Asia must move on.
There is something to learn here . If Isreali’s can bury horror of Holocaust to work with Germans, I wonder why we can not put our past aside in South Asia& look ahead. At the intersection of 03 Nuclear armed countries co-destruction is automatic but co-existence requires effort https://t.co/mFb8pqZxGT
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) August 18, 2020
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for DoNER Jitendra Singh remembered Gulzar on his 86th birthday.
As the wordsmith turns 86, all that one can say is,
"Sirf Ehsaas Hai Yeh, Rooh Se Mehsoos Karo….".#Gulzar Saab, you have consistently personified the best of Abstract poetry… always original, always experimenting with phrases.
Best birthday wishes to you ! pic.twitter.com/ha9DHhSR01
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) August 18, 2020
India’s Ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Panda took a view contrary to that of VHP over Aamir Khan’s meeting with the Turkish First Lady.
That special moment – First Lady H.E. @EmineErdogan receives India’s Cultural Ambassador and one of our finest exponents of meaningful cinema @aamir_khan on a location scouting trip to Turkey for his latest film #LaalSinghChhadha@MehmetNuriErsoy @TCKulturTurizm @TurkeyinDelhi https://t.co/A7QG50mPjZ
— Sanjay Panda (@AmbSanjayPanda) August 16, 2020
Aviation minister Hardeep Puri’s long ‘explanation’ and ‘shifting blame’ on Congress as the Facebook hate speech row keeps growing.
Irony just died laughing.
Before issuing statements on freedom of expression, democractic values & ethos of secular coexistence a little looking back at last 70yrs would’ve helped Rahul Gandhi. His party has been a death chamber of dissent, right to expression &internal democracy
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 17, 2020
There is something surreal about the ‘now on now off’ leader of a political party which has not been able to muster 100 seats in last 2 general elections put together, deciding to sermonise on democratic values & norms. He needs to introspect & perhaps change his set of advisors
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 17, 2020
Chhattisgarh Congress takes a dig at BJP over the ongoing Facebook hate speech row.
तुम्हारी ताकत FACEBOOK
हमारी ताकत Constitution Book
— INC Chhattisgarh (@INCChhattisgarh) August 17, 2020
Look who’s back — and that too with a banger.
Clear as daylight- dal mein definitely kuch kaala hai. https://t.co/dassY9a1El
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) August 18, 2020
BJP President J P Nadda doesn’t spare Congress in this scathing tweet after the Supreme Court verdict on PM CARES.
The verdict by Supreme Court on PM CARES is a resounding blow to the nefarious designs of Rahul Gandhi & his band of ‘rent a cause’ activists. It shows that the truth shines despite the ill intent and malicious efforts of the Congress party and its associates.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) August 18, 2020
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah points out an irony that’s hard to ignore.
Jobs in J&K and Ladakh for everyone but jobs in MP exclusively for people from MP. No surprise there! https://t.co/ySK9EQGcZe
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 18, 2020
Simi Garewal is full of compliments for a particular news channel.
I realize each day the conspiracy & connivance to murder #SSR is bigger than we thought. But why him?? The 'silence of the lambs' is deafening. If not for @republic & janta it wud have been buried by now. #CBIEnquiryForSSR is CRUCIAL. The world is watching..
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) August 16, 2020
We want the official playlist of former US President Barack Obama’s song recommendations. Spotify and Apple Music are listening?
Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to music with my family. I wanted to share some of my favorites from the summer—including songs from some of the artists at this week’s @DemConvention. Hope you enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/2ZFwdN46jR
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 17, 2020
US President Donald Trump wants to save the post office on Twitter while trying to defund it in real life.
SAVE THE POST OFFICE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2020