New Delhi: The Galwan valley clash that claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers, is still fresh on everyone’s mind and accusations were flying fast from all sides.
And Rahul Gandhi turns a year older today, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking forward to International Yoga Day on 21 June.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extols an unusual virtue of his favorite activity.
योग के माध्यम से, लाखों करोड़ों लोगों को उन्होंने depression free life की कला सिखाई।
ये भी एक सुखद संयोग है कि एक दिन बाद ही अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस भी है: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 19, 2020
BJP’s Amit Malviya criticizes Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for failing to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the capital, and sneaks in some praise for Home Minister Amit Shah.
20,000 samples were tested in Delhi y’day, up from 4,000 odd that were being tested earlier.
So it was possible…
But Arvind Kejriwal and his government slept on it till Union Home Minister Amit Shah took charge and implemented strict measures.
Delhi is getting back on track.
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) June 19, 2020
Rajya Sabha MP and Shiv Sena member Priyanka Chaturvedi wishes Rahul Gandhi ‘health and happiness’ on his 50th birthday.
Birthday wishes for Shri @RahulGandhi . Wishing him good health and happiness always.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) June 19, 2020
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav extends his wishes too.
Wishing @RahulGandhi good health and a long life on his 50th Birthday.
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) June 19, 2020
BJP leader Tajinder Bagga cannot and will not refrain from taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, not even on his birthday.
Rajiv Gandhi is father of entertainment https://t.co/wtKcvSBBdh
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) June 19, 2020
But it doesn’t look like Gandhi is in a celebratory mood for the milestone.
It’s now crystal clear that:
1. The Chinese attack in Galwan was pre-planned.
2. GOI was fast asleep and denied the problem.
3. The price was paid by our martyred Jawans.https://t.co/ZZdk19DHcG
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 19, 2020
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on fighting the three Cs. Find out what they are.
India will win against the 3 C’s
Congress’ misadventures pic.twitter.com/Wz868gKm2n
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) June 18, 2020
Congress’ Manish Tewari has numbers on his side.
Humiliated by China.
20 killed-100 odd injured-10 POW’s (released now)
Ravaged by Chinavirus
3,78,048 cases 12,540 dead.Urban Medical systems overwhelmed.
GDP growth rate in negative -1 to-5%
Art 370 -CAA- NPR- NRC
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) June 19, 2020
Misinformation is another deadly pandemic in India. Who knew there was a Kim Jong Un in China?
India’s ruling BJP workers in Assam say: “We are staging a protest against Chinese Prime Minister Kim Jong” pic.twitter.com/OgFFncBCrI
— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) June 18, 2020
And here we were thinking odd-even was only Kejriwal’s favourite solution to all problems.
— Amitabh Dubey (@dubeyamitabh) June 18, 2020
Troubled times call for some hard-hitting words courtesy poet Javed Akhtar.
The song of IMA written by me starts with these lines . Bharat mata teri qasam / tere rakshak rahein gay hum / deewarein hum banegay ma / talwarein hum banegay ma/ chhoolay tujh ko hai kis mein dum/ vande mataram Vande mataram .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) June 18, 2020
How diplomacy is full of surprises.
I must say, given the sheer brutality and intensity of the deadly violence in the Galwan Valley earlier this week, it's actually rather surprising how quickly each side has been willing to return to talks.
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) June 19, 2020
Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate Malala just completed a degree from Oxford University and here’s how she plans to celebrate.
Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford. I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep. 😴 pic.twitter.com/AUxN55cUAf
— Malala (@Malala) June 19, 2020