Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh offers tea to suspended MPs on Parliament premises | PTI
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh offers tea to suspended MPs on Parliament premises | PTI
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New Delhi: After eight suspended opposition MPs from Rajya Sabha sat on a nightlong dharna Monday to protest against the alleged non-democratic functioning of Parliament and the passage of the farm bills, an all out tu-tu main main broke out between BJP and Congress on Twitter.

While the former is all-praise for Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker Harivansh Narayan Singh and the tea he offered to the protesting MPs, the latter remains indignant.

Dismissive of the MPs’ claim to be fighting for democratic functioning of the Parliament, Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Venkaiah Naidu appreciates Harivansh’s tea and sympathy.

However, Trinamool Congress MP Dola Sen is unmoved.

Of course, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fulsome in his praise — after all, he knows a thing or two about serving tea… and, there’s an election coming up in Bihar.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is not only impressed by the Deputy Chairman, she’s also inspired.

But Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has no time for tea, she’s concerned by the ‘fine print’ of farm bills.

And TMC MP Derek O’ Brien is determined to not be silenced.

But as the RJD points out, this country does have a soft spot for anyone selling tea!

In case the politics of the issue has left you confused, Congress’ Jairam Ramesh has you covered.

Seems Animal Husbandry Minister Shandilya Giriraj Singh would like to have a cup of that tea Harivanshji was pouring out.

However, Congress national spokesperson P.L. Punia isn’t one to be diverted by such triflings – he’s got a ‘war’ to fight.

BJP MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar is quite frank—and rude—in his opinion of the manner in which the Opposition is farming the bills.

Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha is alarmed by the BJP’s ‘concerns’. Hint: They begin with ‘K’.

Onto other issues, BJP veteran Dr Subramanian Swamy gives his two cents on this morning’s The Indian Express report on industrialist Gautam Adani.

Here’s actor Ali Fazal being total ‘boyfriend goals’ as he supports actor Richa Chadha on her legal proceedings against Payal Ghosh who while accusing director Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, dragged her name into the controversy.

And let’s give the final word to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky on what’s changed from 1998 to now, for her to have changed her mind…

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