New Delhi: The farm bills that have led to widespread protests in Punjab left Twitterati divided Friday. This was then followed by the political drama that unfolded with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur’s resignation from the Union Cabinet.
BJP shifts the blame to Congress over the farm bills and exposes the latter’s alleged double standards.
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) September 17, 2020
Proposed agricultural reforms in the 2019 Congress Manifesto –
Repeal APMC act & make trade in agricultural products free from all restrictions.
Replace Essential commodities act by an enabling law that is invoked only in the state of emergency.
This should settle the debate! pic.twitter.com/BFI8IVHl8B
— Priti Gandhi – प्रीति गांधी (@MrsGandhi) September 18, 2020
The Congress, which doesn’t know where it stands on most issues, had promised to repeal the APMC & ECA in its 2019 manifesto.
Government did just that but Congress is protesting!
No wonder Sonia and Rahul timed their absence from Parliament and let minions face the ignominy… pic.twitter.com/lwfotCsxZb
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) September 18, 2020
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh comments on the ‘theatrics’ of Harsimrat Kaur’s resignation.
Harsimrat Kaur’s decision to quit Union Cabinet is another in the long chain of theatrics being enacted by @Akali_Dal_ which has still not quit ruling coalition. It's motivated not by any concern for farmers but to save their own dwindling political fortunes. Too little too late.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) September 17, 2020
Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram gives a blow-by-blow account of what is wrong with the 3 bills.
Farmers in TN have told me that they are selling paddy at Rs 850 to private traders against an MSP of Rs 1150. State government must explain
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) September 18, 2020
Singer Diljit Dosanjh has been rallying behind the farmers’ agitation in Punjab. Here’s why.
जय जवान, जय किसान ✊🏽
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) September 17, 2020
Imagine if Congress’ election game was as strong as their social media game.
ग्वालियर-चंबल के दो गुनाहगार,
एक सिंधिया दूजी शिवराज सरकार..!
— MP Congress (@INCMP) September 18, 2020
Communist Party of India leader Kanhaiya Kumar on getting priorities right.
वो हिन्दू-मुसलमान करेंगे
आप रोज़गार-किसान पर अडे़ रहना
— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) September 17, 2020
Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju notes how the gaps that were highlighted by former defence minister A.K. Antony have been filled by the Modi government.
It's neither politics nor BJP vs INC, it's India's security. Then Defence Minister AK Anthony Ji himself admitted in the Parliament that govt had deliberately kept the border area underdeveloped.
Now @narendramodi Govt is giving importance to Border infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/cTrReDxnWU
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 18, 2020
Mr. Mahindra, if the answer is right, we’ll be waiting for our car. If not, at least give us a scooter for the creativity?
Morning quiz. Why on earth am I posting these pics? (Wrong answer: I’m planning to start an American football league in India!) The best, knowledgeable answer gets a scale model of a Mahindra vehicle/truck. pic.twitter.com/kVOlYYFqw6
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 18, 2020
Words of wisdom from former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu!
सरकारें तमाम उम्र यही भूल करती रही,
धूल उनके चेहरे पर थी, आईना साफ करती रही, 1/2
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 18, 2020
Guess who is next on the ‘anti-national’ list for BJP Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda.
Now do you see Congress is anti national? By cynically opposing desperately needed, long-pending agri sector reform (which it had itself promised in its election manifesto!), & lying to farmers on its impact, it risks damage to India. Sad that other parties are taking the bait.
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) September 18, 2020
Prime Minister Modi’s warm wishes to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on their impending good fortune.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2020
Here is an ‘aatmanirbhar’ joke from the Aam Aadmi Party!
Monisha beta 'Aatmanirbhar' bolo,
'Berozgaar' sounds so middle class..
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) September 17, 2020
UK biologist & writer Richard Dawkins is waiting for a new Isaac Newton, read to know why!
In 1665 Cambridge University closed because of plague. Isaac Newton retreated to rural Lincolnshire. During his 2 years in lockdown he worked out calculus, the true meaning of colour, gravitation, planetary orbits & the 3 Laws of Motion. Will 2020 be someone’s Annus Mirabilis?
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) September 17, 2020
This one has `Guilty’ written all over it…
— Kaveri 🇮🇳 (@ikaveri) September 17, 2020
No, President Donald Trump, they’re coming after you because you’re up for elections?
Never forget, they are coming after ME, because I am fighting for YOU! pic.twitter.com/Cc7GnZiFyW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2020
Simply putting the mask where it belongs. Some politicians may also please take note of this.
Some covid marshals are swanspic.twitter.com/S76d4Oj3L4
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 11, 2020
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