New Delhi: Even as the rest of India celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna on Janmashtami, Twitter was otherwise preoccupied.
But before we get to the petty politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brings you glad tidings all the way from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
When I visited Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2018, people complained about poor internet. A 2300 kms long submarine cable inaugurated today changes that! In quick time and challenging geographies, the cable is all set to transform lives. Kudos to those who worked on this! pic.twitter.com/XK7MgXyAty
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 10, 2020
Well, well, rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot, finally, buried the month-long hatchet with the party. Congress leaders couldn’t be happier.
Pilot, for his part, is grateful.
I thank Smt Sonia Ji, @RahulGandhi Ji, @priyankagandhi Ji & @INCIndia leaders for noting & addressing our grievances.I stand firm in my belief & will continue working for a better India, to deliver on promises made to the people of Rajasthan & protect democratic values we cherish pic.twitter.com/kzS4Qi1rnm
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) August 10, 2020
Congress’ Sanjay Jha can’t resist a rather poor pilot pun — and it’s not even about Sachin.
Sooner rather than later, one needs a pilot in the cockpit.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) August 10, 2020
Jaiveer Shergill, Congress national spokesperson, gets that`it’s all in the family’ feeling.
पता अब तक नहीं बदला हमारा,
गिले शिकवे चाहे जो भी हों
जो पहले था वही अब भी है परिवार हमारा |
— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) August 10, 2020
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal, who is also something of a poet, expresses himself in rhyming verse.
Countdown to August 14
Ghar Wapsi ensured
Ghelot has endured
BJP is floored
But opportunism “ uncured “
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) August 11, 2020
Congress’ Youth Wing is all emotional about Pilot.
— Youth Congress (@IYC) August 10, 2020
Onto other subjects: Now what’s Arvind Kejriwal done to annoy BJP’s Amit Malviya so much?
Just that as Chief Minister of Delhi you have no role whatsoever in this.
Had it not been for the central government and home minister Amit Shah, Delhi would have become the Covid capital of the world.
But taking credit for the efforts of others is what Kejriwal is all about… https://t.co/poOmTxX0Ec
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) August 11, 2020
Actor Paresh Rawal discovers new meanings of controversial terms.
So well said ! https://t.co/PwPYaq7G1p
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) August 10, 2020
Poet and lyricist Dr Rahat Indori, who had tested positive for Covid-19, tragically passed away Tuesday. This was one of his last tweets.
कोविड के शरुआती लक्षण दिखाई देने पर कल मेरा कोरोना टेस्ट किया गया, जिसकी रिपोर्ट पॉज़िटिव आयी है.ऑरबिंदो हॉस्पिटल में एडमिट हूँ
दुआ कीजिये जल्द से जल्द इस बीमारी को हरा दूँ
एक और इल्तेजा है, मुझे या घर के लोगों को फ़ोन ना करें, मेरी ख़ैरियत ट्विटर और फेसबुक पर आपको मिलती रहेगी.
— Office of Dr. Rahat Indori (@rahatindori) August 11, 2020
Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh extends Janmashtami wishes. Check out the art work…
आपको और आपके परिवार को जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं
जय श्री कृष्णा 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/wTpoIMgTh4
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 11, 2020
Author Taslima Nasreen places her unequivocal trust in Adar Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India for the Covid-19 vaccine – but you’ll never guess the reason why.
Russia's Covid-19 vaccine would be registered tomorrow. The vaccine is developed without completing clinical trials. I am not interested in Russian vaccine. Moderna won't make it this year. Waiting for Oxford vaccine. Like to trust Adar Poonawalla. He is so cute! 😘
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) August 11, 2020
Actor Swara Bhaskar lashes out at ‘media trials’.
Rhea is being subjected to a bizarre & dangerous media trial fuel led by hugely problematic impulses of mob justice. I hope the Hon’ble #SupremeCourt will pay heed & take fake news spinners & conspiracy theorists like Repooplic, Poopindia & others to task. Let the law decide. https://t.co/P6ZJhw2ALw
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 10, 2020
And finally, Madhuri Dixit completes 36 years in Bollywood! How come when she doesn’t even look 36!
This day back in 1984 I started my journey in Bollywood with Abodh. Join me as I look back at some of the scenes – https://t.co/xPDymHT3Vj
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 10, 2020
With inputs from Pia Krishnankutty
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