The accident in which the Unnao rape victim was seriously injured has deeply disturbed Twitter users. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called it a pre-planned conspiracy. Careful Mr Kejriwal, say no more or you may face another defamation case.
Systematic attempts to eliminate the Unnao rape victim and her family appear to be a pre-planned conspiracy & a mockery of rule of law.
How can any civilised society allow such state sponsored barbarism ?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 29, 2019
Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha was also outraged at the accident and said if India “does not rise….there is nothing left”.
If India as a country does not rise after what has happened in #Unnao , there is nothing left. We have become bots.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 29, 2019
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi went further: She urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to ensure justice was done.
History will not judge us kindly if justice is not done to the Unnao victim and her family.
I would urge the @PMOIndia and Home Minister @AmitShah ji to intervene and ensure there is no travesty of justice. https://t.co/PNvGWdOAqT
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) July 29, 2019
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah (not so) humbly congratulated Yediyurappa on becoming the new CM. However, there is a twist in the tail of his congratulatory tweet—read on.
ಬಿ.ಎಸ್. ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪನವರು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಅವರಿಗೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು. ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯಾಗಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಅವಧಿ ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಳಿಸಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು ನಮ್ಮ ಆಶಯ. ಆದರೆ,ಎಷ್ಟು ದಿನ ಅವರು ಅಧಿಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುತ್ತಾರೋ ಮುಂದೆ ನೋಡೋಣ.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) July 29, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked audiences to help him think of a name for a new reading section on his NaMo app. How about, ‘Yes, Prime Minister’?
Better bonding through reading!
Impressed by the diverse range of books being talked about by people on the NaMo App. On popular request, this will be a lasting feature on the App.
I need your help to find a name for this section.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 28, 2019
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is impressed by the Dalit farmer-reporters of Telangana who just happen to be women in their 50s. The rest of the media must be envious.
This is so impressive and so cool! I would love to meet you, Laxmamma B, Mollamma and Chandramma Manigari 😘https://t.co/6qiXtPXb2K
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 29, 2019
Union Minister Giriraj Singh claimed that some Kashmiri leaders were stopping the state from becoming a second Switzerland. We wonder whether the Swiss will be flattered by this comparison.
कई विपक्षी दल कश्मीर का विकास नहीं चाहते,वो वहां के लोगों को 35a के नाम पर डराते रहते हैं।
कश्मीर में विकास की अपार संभावनाएं हैं, यह दूसरा स्विट्जरलैंड बन सकता है अगर इसमें फारूक अब्दुल्ला और महबूबा मुफ्ती जैसे लोग बाधक न बने!
— Shandilya Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) July 28, 2019
Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien continued to express his concern over the lack of scrutiny of bills being passed in Parliament. He had hard-hitting statistics and an infographic to prove his point.
30 sittings in this session. In this period, 14 Bills have become Acts, passed by both Houses. (See graphic). ZERO of the 14 have been sent for Parliamentary scrutiny. No amount of spin doctoring by BJP can change this #Fact We will fight to save the intergrity of #Parliament pic.twitter.com/7YqcJH663Y
— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও'ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) July 28, 2019
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, for one, doesn’t like US President Donald Trump’s `go back’ tweets . So look at what he’s done….
I’m unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I’m just going to stop.
I can’t believe I just typed that.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 28, 2019
And Congress MP Manish Tewari movingly described his last conversation with the Congress leader Jaipal Reddy who died on Sunday.
My last conversation with Jaipal Reddy Garu was on 29 th June 2019 at 12 noon ( Saturday). I was in Chandigarh when he called me. He had serious concerns about the misrepresentation of History of J&K by treasury benches. We made a date to meet in Delhi.Never happened. RIP Sir.🔇
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) July 28, 2019