New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday was the trending topic on Twitter. At the political level, it drew a variety of greetings — some said simply, `Happy birthday’, others said it in verse, cartoons and even in a song.
But first, it united the entire political spectrum as leaders like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi from Congress, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal greeted PM Modi today.
Birthday greetings to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji
প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদিজী কে জন্মদিনের শুভেচ্ছা
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 17, 2019
Happy birthday to Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji. We wish him a long and healthy life.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 17, 2019
My best wishes to Narendra Modi Ji on his 69th birthday. May he be blessed with good health and happiness always🌈@narendramodi
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 17, 2019
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor too wished Modi a happy birthday in his own inimitable style – and in many languages.
#HappyBirthdayPMModi from multi-lingual India! A reminder of all the diversity & pluralism we hope you will embrace today & during the year ahead! ജന്മദിനാശംസകൾ! @satishacharya pic.twitter.com/Ov7bTLUhsS
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 17, 2019
And, Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis greets the `father of the country’— wasn’t that supposed to be Mahatma Gandhi – with this song.
Wishing the Father of our Country @narendramodi ji a very Happy Birthday – who inspires us to work relentlessly towards the betterment of the society ! #HappyBDayPMModiJi #HappyBdayPMModi #HappyBirthdayPM #happybirthdaynarendramodi pic.twitter.com/Ji2OMDmRSm
— AMRUTA FADNAVIS (@fadnavis_amruta) September 17, 2019
BJP Spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga says it in verse: here’s his poem to the prime minister.
देश मे हो रहा था भ्रष्टाचार,
चारो और मचा था हाहाकार।
कभी 2G,कभी कोयला कभी कोई घोटाला,
आतंकवाद से मर रहा था आम आदमी बिचारा।
उस अन्धेरे से हमको निकाला,
पाकिस्तान में भी घुस के मारा।
नजर न लगे ऐसे धरती के लाल को,
हैपी हैपी बर्थ डे माँ भारती के बाल को
HBD @narendramodi Ji Love You
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) September 16, 2019
On to other topics: after watching this video of comedian Kaneez Surka’s hysterical portrayal of a weather forecaster, Delhi Congress MLA Alka Lamba has some advice for everyone.
Please every one proudly stick to their own Languages…. 🙏👍🇮🇳.
अनेकता में ही एकता है.. यह अनेकता ही भारत की असली पहचान है 😊.
मेरा भारत महान है🇮🇳. https://t.co/qX1urab3UT
— Alka Lamba – अल्का लाम्बा 🇮🇳🙏 (@LambaAlka) September 17, 2019
Congress social media convener, Ruchira Chaturvedi, shared a hilarious cartoon on the one language formula.
One nation, one language. pic.twitter.com/5qrU9xVdyl
— Ruchira Chaturvedi (@RuchiraC) September 17, 2019
Karti Chidambaram, Congress MP, seems rather pleased that his party is following in the BJP’s footsteps…in horsetrading.
We have “political” wins too 🙂 https://t.co/awskrhyBce
— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) September 17, 2019
Looks like BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi enjoyed her quality time with a cow yesterday. Any plans to adopt one, ma’m?
Caring for animals is in fact caring for mankind.Compassion is an attribute which makes us all human.
गाय को हमारे संस्कारों में माता का स्वरूप माना गया है क्योंकि वे अहिंसक पशु है तथा मनुष्य को मनुष्य का पालन पोषण करती है गाय की सेवा मानवता की सेवा है 🙏🏽💐
सेवा सप्ताह ! pic.twitter.com/unIc9KvKuO
— Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi) September 16, 2019
Chairman of the Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra has started a caption contest. We don’t know what’s more interesting – the photo or the prize!
It’s been a while since I did a caption competition. So here goes. The perfect weird picture to create a caption for. In English or Hindi…or Hinglish.. Will accept entries till 10 am tomorrow IST. And as always, the winner will get a die-cast scale model of a Mahindra vehicle. pic.twitter.com/udtG5YAVVa
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 17, 2019
US President Donald Trump went on his usual Twitter rant, this time against his “old nemesis”. We’ll let you guess who he is talking about.
…She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019