New Delhi: Twitter was up to its usual shenanigans Wednesday, with birthday wishes, political jibes and laments over the raging pandemic.
Birthday wishes for the ‘Dada’ of Indian cricket Sourav Ganguly. Here is West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s enthusiastic greeting.
Greetings @SGanguly99 on your birthday! Your contribution to field of sports in India has been immense. Praying for your good health & wish you the best for your endeavours.
সৌরভ গাঙ্গুলীকে জন্মদিনের আন্তরিক অভিনন্দন। ক্রীড়া জগতে আপনার বিপুল অবদান।সুস্থ থাকুন, ভালো থাকুন।
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 8, 2020
From one cricket sensation to another. ‘Master blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar wishes Ganguly on his birthday but calls him Dadi instead of Dada. Hmmm….
Happy birthday Dadi!
Hope our off-field partnership keeps going strong like our on-field ones. Wish you a blessed year ahead. pic.twitter.com/jOmq9XN07w
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 8, 2020
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera on what he thinks are the three ‘weapons’ of the Modi government.
Ridicule, intimidation and distraction. Modi govt uses these three weapons against all those who have the courage to state the truth https://t.co/3vnlYQYGEE
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) July 8, 2020
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Former Maharashtra chief minister BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis comes armed with data to attack the Uddhav Thackeray government on the Covid-19 crisis in Maharashtra.
It was relieving to see yesterday’s COVID numbers in Mumbai coming down to806until I realised that only3300samples were tested.@OfficeofUT are we playing with lives of Mumbaikars?On a given day our patients are806&64deaths which takes the death rate to around 8%&infection rate25%
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 8, 2020
TMC MP Mahua Moitra has an important message for everybody.
In case it has escaped some of us … the police aren’t supposed to kill guilty people either
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) July 7, 2020
Congress leader P. Chidambaram has some pertinent questions on the reported de-escalation by the Indian and Chinese troops.
Answers to these questions are necessary because the Indian people are on a Treasure Hunt to find out what happened on June 15 and where.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 8, 2020
What is the similarity between RSS and Hitler? Political activist Prashant Bhushan has a reply.
This party, the RSS & their leaders have always admired Hitler & his methods. They forget what he did to the world & how his life & that of his party ended pic.twitter.com/ly5UOhzNI3
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) July 8, 2020
Union Minister of External Affairs Dr S. Jaishankar recalls his long journey as a diplomat.
43 years today since I first entered South Block.
Time flies, world changes, bonds are stronger. Journey continues. pic.twitter.com/rkjO0qRtNf
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 8, 2020
So what if he was dropped as spokesperson of the Congress party, Sanjay Jha has a fan in colleague Khushbu Sundar.
Thanks Khushbu! The Congress can indeed bounce back to where we once were. Let’s make it happen. https://t.co/wH8Dx9aP1Y
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 8, 2020
This post by the Russian Embassy won our hearts today and we are certain it will win yours too
👆 A tender look at the Embassy cook: these dogs near our mission in Delhi survived the lean period of lockdown on Russian cuisine: leftovers of borshch, yoziki, shchi, golubtsi, shashlik, etc. pic.twitter.com/QxgOTT43oq
— Russia in India (@RusEmbIndia) July 7, 2020
Activist and sports show host Mia Khalifa hits out at those who judge her only on the basis of her three-month long career as a pornstar.
Things I have done against the odds of my porn stigma, for LONGER than I did porn:
– Hosted a sports show
– Twitch streamed
– YouTube channel
– Sports punditry
– Sports betting punditry
– Another sports show
– Social media marketing
– Developed 2 apps
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) July 6, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may have tested positive for coronavirus, but it looks like he is still living in denial.
“Just look at my face: I’m fine,” Bolsonaro says, taking off his mask in front of journalists after announcing he has just tested positive for coronavirus pic.twitter.com/JIHHcjniPl
— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsin) July 7, 2020
As the popular meme goes, ‘fitness is my passion!’ (not).
No words pic.twitter.com/AACYerSKYq
— KAMLESH SINGH / BANA (@kamleshksingh) July 7, 2020
Here’s some good old jugaad from Lagos, Nigeria!
Welcome to Lagos!
Windscreen Wiper, made in Mushin…😮😢 pic.twitter.com/h262eyghK6
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) July 7, 2020
And finally, US Representative Ilhan Omar asked President Donald Trump to take comprehension lessons, after he misconstrued a statement by her.
Does our education system know it has failed you?
Your level of comprehension is such an embarrassment to our country, maybe someone can offer you free English classes. https://t.co/OzRDEK9jKb
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 7, 2020
With inputs from Tina Das
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