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Modi’s Hindi-Hebrew chat with Benjamin Netanyahu, and a request from Anurag Kashyap

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

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New Delhi: After winning a historic mandate for a second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to show off his proficiency in things other than politics. Social media for one, diplomacy for another. Here, he is acknowledging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamain Netanyahu’s congratulations, not just in English, but also in Bibi’s mother tongue, Hebrew.

Among all the heads of state and politicians who greeted Narendra Modi on his win Thursday, one of the most significant was US President Donald Trump. He assured everybody that great things were in store for US-India ties. Like more trade tariffs, Mr President?

The BJP’s East Delhi winner Gautam Gambhir tweeted, too, and we realise that he isn’t just a cricketer-turned-politician but one who can talk politics as well as he could bat.

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) chief Kanhaiya Kumar lost his Begusarai seat by a wide margin to the BJP’s Giriraj Singh and accepted the mandate, but he’s not giving up — he will continue to fight for human rights. At JNU?

A translation: “Congratulations to all Indians on the mandate of the biggest democracy. Best wishes to all candidates elected as parliamentarians, and gratitude to all those who supported by campaign. Our struggle for people’s rights will continue with fervour.”

From one Left liberal to another. Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury accepted defeat and acknowledged the BJP’s win – what else could he do?

Union minister Smriti Irani, meanwhile, thanked supporters for her historic showing in Amethi, a Gandhi family bastion where she beat Congress president Rahul Gandhi. She mentioned the ‘lotus’ and Modi, but said nothing about herself. We think you must give yourself some credit too, ma’am.

Independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani is putting up a brave face after candidates he campaigned for suffered losses, including Kanhaiya. He assured followers that “apna time aayega (our time will come)” and reassured comrades that half of India did not believe in hate and Godse. What about the other half, Mr Mevani?

One of the few places where the BJP failed to overpower rivals was Tamil Nadu. M.K. Stalin, the president of the DMK, which swept the state, thanked his supporters and promised to protect the rights of Tamil Nadu. That leaves the rest of the country to someone else.

After BJP’s young gun Tejasvi Surya was elected an MP from Bengaluru South, he visited a statue of Baba Ambedkar to pay his respects.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap congratulated PM Modi on his victory. He also presented the PM with his first challenge – to control his followers who attacked his daughter. Hope Modi ji  will be “vijay” in this also…


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