New Delhi: While de-escalation is underway between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, politicians on Twitter are in no mood to retreat.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor isn’t getting his hopes up over an end to the Ladakh crisis…
Disengagement is welcome, but means little unless the status quo ante is restored. Otherwise we'll yet again see both sides declare peace, with China having changed the facts on the ground &moved the LAC closer to where it wants. The May-June status cannot become the"new normal".
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 7, 2020
Why Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen prefers the power of dialogue over war.
A phone call. A video call. Then what happened? China has withdrawn troops by at least a kilometer in three places in Ladakh including the tense Galwan river valley. Nothing is better than dialogue. No war but peace.
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) July 7, 2020
However, BJP veteran Subramaniam Swamy does not agree with her at all.
Media willingly or brain dead are announcing hour by hour meetings of Doval with Wang, and connecting it to what PM's boldness has achieved. Talks are a waste of time in such matters. If 18 meetings of PM with Xi produced China aggression, hourly meeting of bureaucrats is zilch.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) July 7, 2020
Fiery Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera suggests India TV Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma study the `chronology’ while he heaps praise on Prime Minister Modi for standing up to China.
चीन चाहता था कि गलवान और श्योक के इलाके में भारत सड़क और पुल बनाना बंद करे.लेकिन भारत ने इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर का काम नहीं रोका. लेह और लद्दाख में जो 60 साल में नहीं हुआ मोदी ने कर दिया. इसी से फ़ौज की ताक़त और क्षमता और बढ़ी.
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) July 7, 2020
बस भी करो पंडित जी।
गलवान घाटी को चीन ने 60 सालों में कभी अपना भी नहीं बताया था।
चीन की सीमा पर हमारे निहत्थे जवान शहीद हो जाएँ, ऐसा भी 40 सालों में नहीं हुआ था।
और एक राजस्थानी, यूँ दिल्ली दरबार के सामने झुक जाए, ऐसा भी 600 सालों में कभी नहीं हुआ https://t.co/jdBBfiHXi1
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) July 7, 2020
Talk about mistaken identities: Congress’ Rahul Gandhi was referring to Harvard Business School in this tweet but BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sharma took it personally.
HBS knows your failures well @RahulGandhi.
A demonetised brain.
Virus of arrogance and disrespect towards others.
Inability to implement any people- friendly measure, inability to respect our armed forces and more.
HBS can make many case studies on them too 🙂 https://t.co/fyR4If9tti
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 6, 2020
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is all set for the upcoming bypolls in Madhya Pradesh.
आगामी उपचुनाव में लड़ाई कांग्रेस Vs भाजपा नहीं है I यह लड़ाई न्याय और अन्याय के बीच है। इन उपचुनावों का परिणाम बताएगा कि जहां-जहां अन्याय की सरकार होती है, उस सरकार के विरुद्ध भारतीय जनता पार्टी के साथ जनता खड़ी होती है। pic.twitter.com/ZJRPklEzyf
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 7, 2020
And here is BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya doing what he does best. This time his target is the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government.
While Kolkata is battling a surge in Covid cases and woefully inadequate health infra, health minister Mamata Banerjee and her ministry is fighting students and resident doctors of Calculta Medical College, who have been demanding resumption of facilities for non-Covid patients. pic.twitter.com/n8f8XQOHCH
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) July 7, 2020
As the trailer of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s movie, Dil Bechara released on YouTube Monday, emotional responses poured in from the film industry.
#SushantSinghRajput one last time…#DilBechara, a celebration of love, friendship and life.❤️ Watch the trailer: https://t.co/Jl4jRHB1s1 pic.twitter.com/owsX67V3D5
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 6, 2020
Sushaaaaaaaaaaaaantttttt !!!!!! 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢💜💜💜💜💜💜💜🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #DilBechara #DilBecharaTrailer https://t.co/R4rCuiFjnw
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 6, 2020
And Filmfare magazine on how Dil Bechara managed to beat the Avengers.
#DilBechara overtakes #AvengersEndgame to become the most liked film trailer on YouTube. pic.twitter.com/otJySyjgbx
— Filmfare (@filmfare) July 7, 2020
Former IPS officer Dr. N C Asthana has some grim news about the nexus of crime, power and politics in India. This when Vikas Dubey, who had eight policemen killed outside Kanpur last week, is still at large.
Hunting out an absconding criminal is not a big problem. He is not Mr. India. The big problem is to cover up all his "now inconvenient connections" in the police dept and with politicians. He will be "found" and killed as soon as the traces of the unholy nexus are erased.
— Dr. N. C. Asthana, IPS (Retd) (1986-2019) (@NcAsthana) July 7, 2020
Check out this cool Samajwadi Party logo shared by Akhilesh Yadav.
सपा का काम जनता के नाम। pic.twitter.com/luXwKKUhf3
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 6, 2020
US diplomat Alice G. Wells joined diplomat Richard N. Haass in lamenting the fate of Indians and other international students in the US. The US announced Monday that if universities opt for online classes, international students will have to leave the country.
The 200,000+ Indian students on American campuses not only are natural “ambassadors” between our countries, but contribute significantly — $6 billion+ — to the US economy. We need to safeguard these vital ties. https://t.co/awYiQ9EGaK
— Alice G Wells (@AliceGWells) July 6, 2020
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary, clearly has no appetite for discrimination and racism but finds someone who clearly does.
Racism for breakfast and lunch. https://t.co/9V4cWF8wE8
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) July 6, 2020
With inputs from Shubhangi Misra