New Delhi: Coaching by Roger Federer, Congress challenging BJP to a contest and praise for essential services — today, Twitter had plenty of scoop. Read on!
Let’s start with the Prime Minister himself. Narendra Modi took to Twitter today to announce that he was least interested in symbolic gestures that meant to honour him. Read on to see why.
मेरे ध्यान में लाया गया है कि कुछ लोग यह मुहिम चला रहे हैं कि 5 मिनट खड़े रहकर मोदी को सम्मानित किया जाए। पहली नजर में तो यह मोदी को विवादों में घसीटने की कोई खुराफात लगती है।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 8, 2020
When Karnataka Culture and Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi tried to troll Rahul Gandhi, MP Karti Chidambram proposed settling all scores.
Look who's saying 🤦🏾♂️pic.twitter.com/lSQChQzznf
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) April 8, 2020
— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) April 8, 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi send you wishes on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. Priyanka recalls an old friend.
हनुमान जी के सभी भक्तों को हनुमान जयंती के अवसर पर ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएँ। हनुमान जी के आशीर्वाद से मनुष्य जाती को बहुत ही जल्द कोरोना के इलाज में प्रभावी "संजीवनी" मिलेगी
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 8, 2020
श्रीमती तेजी बच्चन बड़ी हनुमान भक्त थीं। अक्सर मंगल को दिल्ली के हनुमान मंदिर में मुझे ले जाकर मेरे लिए काँच की चूड़ियाँ खरीदतीं और हनुमानजी की कथा सुनातीं। उनसे ही मैंने हनुमान चालीसा के कई छंद सीखे। आज वह नहीं रहीं मगर उनकी भक्ति का प्रतीक ह्रदय में बसा है।1/2#HanumanJayanti
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) April 8, 2020
BJP national vice-president and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje shows how proud she is of the healthcare professionals on the frontline battling the Covid-19 pandemic in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara.
यह वीडियो #Bhilwara के डॉक्टर्स का है और इन्हीं की तरह आज देशभर के सभी चिकित्साकर्मी लोगों की स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा में लगे हुए हैं। राष्ट्रधर्म की भावना से परिपूर्ण आपका यह साहस, संयम व सकारात्मक सोच ही आपको धरती के भगवान की संज्ञा दिलाती है।
अभिनंदन!#IndiaFightsCorona #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/3O0jNeA1GF
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) April 7, 2020
Talking about essential services, don’t think India Post is resting just because letters aren’t being delivered. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad highlights its invaluable contribution.
Committed employees of India Post are working round the clock to ensure that essential goods such as medicines, masks and medical equipments are supplied to hospitals in Raipur (Chhattisgarh) during #21daysLockdown. #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/REzag9i1V5
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) April 7, 2020
Meanwhile, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor continues where he left off yesterday on US President Donald Trump’s thinly veiled threat against India’s hydroxychloroquine export.
Mr President @realDonaldTrump, since India has selflessly agreed to give you the supply you seek of hydroxychloroquine, will you grant India first priority in sharing with us any #COVID19 vaccine that might be developed in US labs? @USAndIndia @USAmbIndia @PMOIndia https://t.co/M7Pze4d9CC
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 8, 2020
But his party colleague Sanjay Jha, national spokesperson Congress, has his set on issues closer to home.
This is the problem: supply chains. That makes social distancing a joke. And helps transmission possibilities of #Covid_19 . It’s a boomerang.
We haven’t yet wrapped our head around this elementary issue. https://t.co/cSuY8eWhsv
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) April 8, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is like a bad dream for all, but this might be the worst nightmare for writer Dana Schwartz.
I was throwing grapes in the air and catching them in my mouth, and then I stopped because I remembered I live alone and if I choked and died some police officer would have to call my mom and say "no it wasn't coronavirus she was trying to eat a grape"
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) April 7, 2020
Ace tennis player and 20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer is giving out some online tennis lessons. Take a look!
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 7, 2020
Author Candace Owens reminds former US Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of her status in life.
Let’s be extra clear. You do not have the power to do anything.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 6, 2020
And finally, we have US President Donald Trump back on the blame game, now WHO would have thought of that!
The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2020
-With inputs by Yimkumla Longkumer