New Delhi: The Delhi riots, and the pro and anti-CAA brigade have kept Twitter abuzz with noise.
Here’s Congress leader P. Chidambaram using step-by-step logic to question the intent of the Citizenship Amendment Aact.
Home Minister says that no one belonging to the minorities will be affected by CAA. If that is correct, then he should tell the country who will be affected by CAA.
If nobody will be affected by CAA, as it stands at present, then why did the government pass the law?
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) March 1, 2020
BJP Karnataka finds loopholes in Chidambaram’s logic and calls him ‘outright liar’.
We sympathize with Bharata Mata which had you as its Home Minister and Finance Minister.
How are Muslims a Minority in the Islamic Republics of Pakistan and Bangladesh?
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 2, 2020
It seems the BJP’s hunt to pin the blame of the Delhi riots on someone has ended. BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya points a finger at activist Umar Khalid for a speech apparently delivered on 17 February. Many in the BJP also tweeted the allegation.
Umar Khalid, already facing sedition charges, gave a speech in Amaravati on 17Feb, where he exhorted a largely Muslim audience to come out on streets in huge numbers when Trump arrives in India on 24th.
Was the violence in Delhi planned weeks in advance by the Tukde Tukde gang? pic.twitter.com/feUMwpPeKS
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) March 2, 2020
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor provides video proof of the fact that Rahul Gandhi is back in Delhi.
Returning to Parliament to resume the session, with the violence in Delhi uppermost in our minds. Congress MPs made their feelings clear this morning before Mahatma Gandhi’s statue: pic.twitter.com/xZdYlEEyqD
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 2, 2020
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra posts pictures of her party’s protest against the BJP government’s ‘lack of action’ to prevent the Delhi riots. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?
Protesting in Parliament today against this government & its law enforcement agencies that watched Delhi burn as though blindfolded. The ever voluble VinaashJodi of #ModiShah who never cease to share MannkiBaat has taken a vow of silence on riots. Finger on lips. pic.twitter.com/eLa1Cbz33Q
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) March 2, 2020
Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar demands Prime Minister Narendra Modi do his job.
देशाचा प्रधानमंत्री जो सर्व लोकांचा, सर्व धर्मियांचा, संपूर्ण भारताच्या नेतृत्वाचा महत्त्वाचा घटक आहे. ही व्यक्ती अप्रत्यक्षपणे धार्मिक विसंवाद निर्माण करण्याचा उल्लेख करते, ही अतिशय चिंताजनक बाब आहे. pic.twitter.com/GZ1fOqLPgd
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) March 1, 2020
Comedian and actor Vir Das takes on the Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP government with the help of the broom—the party’s symbol.
Turns out a broom doesn't have a spine either.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 1, 2020
When it comes to sedition or cyber crime charges, journalist and writer Rana Ayyub’s got some thick skin.
Am so scared 😛 https://t.co/dDvk3xOKZ1
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) March 2, 2020
Democrat Pete Buttigieg dropped out from the presidential nominees race but not before declaring that the future is anti-Trump.
Thank you for inviting me into your homes, sharing your stories, and putting your trust in me. We launched our campaign because Americans are hungry for a new kind of politics that brings us together.
And together we'll beat this president and build the era that must come next. pic.twitter.com/QDajvx1lpL
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) March 2, 2020
And US President Donald Trump takes to CAPITAL punishment in a swipe at Buttigieg.
Pete Buttigieg is OUT. All of his SuperTuesday votes will go to Sleepy Joe Biden. Great timing. This is the REAL beginning of the Dems taking Bernie out of play – NO NOMINATION, AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2020
Back home, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar thanked a resurfaced Rahul Gandhi, Congress, for his birthday greetings.
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) March 1, 2020
…but political strategist Prashant Kishor, former JDU vice president, didn’t let the celebrations get in the way of ticking him off.
पटना में JDU workers की “भारी भीड़” को सम्बोधित करते हुए @NitishKumar ने 200 सीटें जीतने का दावा किया लेकिन ये नहीं बताया कि 15 साल के उनके “सुशासन” के बावजूद बिहार आज भी देश का सबसे पिछड़ा और गरीब राज्य क्यों हैं?
Also it was bad on his part not to say a word on #DelhiViolence
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) March 2, 2020
On the weekend, Chinese envoy Sun Weidong lauded Aamir Khan for his message on China and the coronavirus outbreak. Odd, that he hasn’t commented on tragedies closer home.
Deeply touched by emotional message from #AamirKhan, movie star & ambassador of love. His support is full of hope, well received in #China & reflect our friendship. Believe we will eventually embrace brighter future when Spring flowers bloom across #China. @aamir_khan #FightVirus pic.twitter.com/wPRFzFjCav
— Sun Weidong (@China_Amb_India) February 28, 2020