New Delhi: The Twitter dramatics never cease — today, the accounts of prominent people like billionaire Elon Musk, former US president Barack Obama, philanthropist Bill Gates among many others, were hacked to run a bitcoin scam.
Here’s what Twitter had to say for itself.
Our investigation is still ongoing but here’s what we know so far:
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 16, 2020
But not much has changed in the Indian political scene on the microblogging site.
Here’s a meta description of development succumbing to bureaucratic corruption, brought to us by former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha. Sinha referring to a bridge in Bihar that was constructed at a cost Rs 264 crore but collapsed after only 29 days of its launch.
8 साल के लंबे इंतज़ार के बाद जाकर बना 264 करोड़ का पुल, एक महीने भी टिक नहीं पाया, 28 दिन में पानी में बहा सुशासन बाबू का विकास !https://t.co/GJyxOUDsmJ
— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) July 16, 2020
Congress’ National spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi chimes in.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) July 16, 2020
Meanwhile, TMC MP Mahua Moitra has a suggestion for BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya.
High time the two Bhais gave a RS seat to long struggling BJP Troll Sena aka “IT Cell” Chief and let occupant of WB RajBhavan take his place officially
One Man One Post as @BJP puts it!
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) July 16, 2020
And former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah comments on the government’s double standards in the continued suspension of 4G services in the Valley.
How convenient! 5th Aug 2019 was justified saying it would end terrorism/militancy in Kashmir & the continued ban on 4G is justified saying violence in Kashmir is increasing. So which is it, increasing or ending? https://t.co/ACyNdvFvBT
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 16, 2020
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera is his fiery self against the rightwing trolls.
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) July 16, 2020
Assam Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi praises Rahul Gandhi and the ‘opportunities’ one gets in the party—so did many other Congress wallahs. What’s going on?
As an MP, I was encouraged by @RahulGandhi to speak up for my people inside Parliament and outside as a spokesperson, promoted to election screening committees in Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka, became a deputy whip in Lok Sabha, and in-charge of 4 states. #MyLeaderRahulGandhi
— Gaurav Gogoi (@GauravGogoiAsm) July 15, 2020
Meanwhile, veteran Congress leader Kapil Sibal takes on rebel leader Sachin Pilot.
False rumours spread to malign
Pilot : “ I am not joining BJP “
I guess then legislators at a hotel in Manesar is merely a vacation in Haryana’s comfort zone under BJP’s watchful eye
What about “ ghar wapsi “?
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) July 16, 2020
And if you thought the Rajasthan political drama could not get any worse, here is Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
हम तो तीसरी बार मुख्यमंत्री बन गए, 40 साल से अधिक राजनीति करते हो गए, ये नई पीढ़ी जो आई है, हम उनको प्यार करते हैं, आने वाला कल उनका है। pic.twitter.com/gZktuwuMY1
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) July 15, 2020
Trust BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra to make everything about Rahul Gandhi.
राहुल पे हमला … https://t.co/vMuWDKY6At
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 15, 2020
Is this a jibe or a compliment? We’ll leave it to Shashi Tharoor to decide.
" Speaking good English, giving sound-bytes and looking handsome does not mean everything".
I hope my eminent colleague @ShashiTharoor slept well last night. :-))
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 16, 2020
‘Lost in translation’ gets a whole new meaning here.
In Tamil Its called as as "Prachara Pirivu" , in Hindi " Prachar Vibagh" in English it is called as Propaganda cell , refer our party website pic.twitter.com/MBEINPayCe
— Mahesh 🇮🇳 (@Mahesh10816) July 15, 2020
After a Dalit couple was thrashed brutally by the police in Madhya Pradesh, Dr N.C. Asthana, a retired IPS officer, has some harsh word.
पुलिस पर पिटाई के अलावा आत्महत्या के लिये उकसाने का केस भी चलाया जाना चाहिए. पुलिस को पीटने का कोई अधिकार नहीं था. शासन ग़रीब के लिये कितना संवेदनहीन है! अमीर की बिल्डिंग कोर्ट के आदेश पर ही गिरे और ग़रीब के खेत पर जब मन करे तब बुलडोज़र चला दें? बाप का राज है क्या?@RahulGandhi https://t.co/mELOgv6ZH5
— Dr. N. C. Asthana, IPS (Retd) (1986-2019) (@NcAsthana) July 16, 2020
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This World Snakes Day, try to know the popular myths about Snakes and the actual facts behind. All we need to know is, Snakes are crucial part of our ecosystem and we should conserve them. Read Thread! pic.twitter.com/b5LNYlNJui
— Sudha Ramen IFS 🇮🇳 (@SudhaRamenIFS) July 16, 2020
With inputs from Taran Deol