New Delhi: Self-isolation woes, pandemic related discrimination and the strange case of a former CJI’s Rajya Sabha nomination — the best and worst from our Twitter timelines today.
For some people, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha, has overtaken coronavirus as a cause for concern. It has clearly opened a can of worms — see the list of questions Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal has prepared for him.
Ranjan Gogoi :
After taking oath will explain in “ detail to the media why I accepted this “
Please also explain why :
1) presided over your own cause
2) sealed cover jurisprudence
3) electoral bond issue not taken up
4) clean chit on Rafale
5) removal of CBI director
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) March 18, 2020
Retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, never known for his polite language, is at his colorful best in his reaction.
I have been a lawyer for 20 yrs and a judge for another 20. I hv known many good judges & many bad judges. But I have never known any judge in the Indian judiciary as shameless & disgraceful as this sexual pervert Ranjan Gogoi. There was hardly any vice which was not in this man
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) March 17, 2020
NPR-NRC, Shaheen Bagh, economy & coronavirus — Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha has a LOT on his mind.
The government MUST publicly announce deferment of NPR-NRC and CAA till 2022; no final decision without consent.
Both must happen simultaneously.
Let's fix the health crisis and the economy
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) March 18, 2020
Writer Hoda Katebi explains coronavirus has birthed another trend apart from social distancing — reverse parenting.
To get my parents to take #COVID19 seriously, I put them under strict rules inspired by their own parenting: before leaving the house they have to tell me where, w/who, & when they'll return (only for me to say no). My dad just called to negotiate terms to go out for ice cream🤦🏽♀️
— Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی (@hodakatebi) March 17, 2020
Detained PDP President Mehbooba Mufti makes a strong case for the restoration of the internet in Kashmir, given the COVID-19 outbreak.
World’s battling with Coronavirus but J&K admin still unrelenting & refuses to lift inhuman ban on 4G. In times of COVID pandemic, access to Internet & info is a necessity not a privilege. Are Kashmiri lives so cheap?
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 17, 2020
CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang calls out the blatant racism surrounding coronavirus.
This morning a White House official referred to #Coronavirus as the “Kung-Flu” to my face. Makes me wonder what they’re calling it behind my back.
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) March 17, 2020
Not sure if a bouquet of flowers represents nature, but BJP Mahila Morcha social media in-charge Priti Gandhi seems to think it does.
Took a minute to admire nature amidst all the chaos!! pic.twitter.com/vLSCV05mdl
— Priti Gandhi – प्रीति गांधी (@MrsGandhi) March 18, 2020
BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra is impressed by the hand sanitisers and thermal screening at the BJP HQ – isn’t that to be expected from the party in government?
Every Party worker is tested for symptoms of #COVID2019 at the gates of @BJP4India headquarters.
Hand sanitisers are at gates.
I thank BJP Party President Sh @JPNadda Ji for the preparedness & request every office to follow this protocol.
I thanked the guard on duty with a 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3zYxpBbAwJ
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) March 18, 2020
Despite Yes Bank’s troubles, comedian Kajol Srinivasan is still banking on her bank…
My bank messaged me saying " Stay healthy, stay safe".
I replied "you too."
— Kajol Srinivasan (@LOLrakshak) March 18, 2020
Meanwhile, American TV presenter Oprah Winfrey is horrified by the rumor that she was arrested for sex trafficking.
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.🙏🏾
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020
Coronavirus panic has engulfed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too, and he is not at all pleased with the Centre’s response to the pandemic.
Quick aggressive action is the answer to tackling the #Coronavirus . India is going to pay an extremely heavy price for our governments inability to act decisively.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 18, 2020
Bollywood Producer Priya Gupta and this doctor from Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital remind us why social distancing is the way to go right now.
— Priya Gupta (@priyagupta999) March 18, 2020
US President Donald Trump continues to call COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” and comedian Terence K. Williams is having none of it.
Thank you Mr. President!!! They called you a racist when you tried to Protect us from the China Virus.
Now we are Kung Flu Fighting
& We’ll be beat it as fast as Lightning
God Bless you!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) March 18, 2020
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