Wayanad MP and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Photo: ANI
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New Delhi: Twitter was a lively place today. BJP indulged in some self-praise with a list of achievements. Meanwhile, Bollywood’s debate on nepotism rages on with everyone proffering their unsolicited opinions on the issue.

First, here’s a BJP-Congress spat.

Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, tweeted a list of BJP’s `blunders’ and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar produced his own list in retaliation.

It was a day for making lists – here’s BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia amplifying Javadekar’s efforts.

Another fiery exchange – this time between Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah. It began when Baghel alleged that Congress leader Sachin Pilot’s rebellion in Rajasthan had something to do with Abdullah’s release from detention. Pilot is Abdullah’s brother-in-law. An enraged Abdullah responded with disgust.

Baghel replied nastily and so did Abdullah.

Congress MP Manish Tewari rakes up the controversial debate surrounding the Pulwama terror attack in 2019.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee goes back much further — to the loss of 13 party workers in a firing 13 years ago.

And the gold scam crisis in Kerala deepens. BJP General Secretary B.L. Santosh accuses Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of colluding with the culprits.

Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women, is horrified by the attack on a Ghaziabad journalist.

Former Lok Sabha MP Jayant Chaudhary hits out at Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb after the latter said that Jats and Punjabis were ‘less brainy’ than Bengalis.

Moving onto drama in melodramatic Bollywood.

Actor Ranvir Shorey criticises independent filmmakers who slowly metamorphosed into commercial players. Director Anurag Kashyap takes it personally.

Actor Salil Acharya comments on how the Sushant Singh Rajput death by suicide is spiralling out of control.

Author Chetan Bhagat also attacked film critics, but prominent critic Anupama Chopra hit back at him.

Finally, on the international front, Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade had shared a fake tweet and attributed it to Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Needless to say, she did not take things lying down. Kilmeade’s tweet has since been deleted.



With inputs from Shubhangi Misra

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