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New Delhi: With the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka looking unstable after the resignation of 13 MLAs, the state’s BJP and Congress were busy taking potshots at each other. The Congress compared Modi’s regime to the infamous Delhi sultan Muhammad bin Tughluq and the BJP replied in kind. Nothing like twitter war with historical references.

In translation:

Karnataka Congress: Narendra Modi is ruling this country with the same qualities as Mohammad bin Tughluq! A politician without morals and worth. Operation Lotus has happened in 10 states. Karnataka should not fall prey to Modi.

BJP Karnataka: Lok Sabha is tired of the Tughlaq administration of the state government. The resignation of your legislators has fuelled the plight of your coalition government. Instead of blaming the BJP for the issue, focus on the development of the state.

Another blame game was playing out between former chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah and BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje. While she blamed him for orchestrating the fall of the state government, he called it a BJP conspiracy. Wait for the next episode in this political soap opera.

In translation: 

Shobha Karandlaje: It is Siddaramaiah who is making a far-reaching impeachment of the opposition while simultaneously provoking the fall of the state government. You are the perfect actor !!

Siddaramaiah: I appeal to our leaders and activists not to speak against the alliance government, chief minister or Deve Gowda. Beware of news raised by opponents about the alliance. 

As the Congress-JD(S) coalition loses MLAs, the BJP looks to strengthen its numbers. Working President of the BJP, J.P. Nadda even provides a hotline number for those looking to renew their membership. Wonder if the Congress MLAs in the Mumbai hotel are busy dialing the BJP.

Congress leader and Rajasthan’s Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot is pink with pleasure after Jaipur was declared a UNESCO Heritage site, making it the second walled city in the country to achieve the honour, after Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

National spokesperson of Congress P.L. Punia announced that an FIR has been registered against senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for allegedly saying that Rahul Gandhi consumed drugs. But, the irrepressible Dr. Swamy seemed unperturbed by the FIR and continued his insults as usual.

A feline friend helps Congress leader Sanjay Jha joke about Times Now’s coverage of ‘Operation Lotus’ – BJP’s strategy of “influencing” opposition MLAs by allegedly offering them money.

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi was pretty impressed by Kapil Dev’s ‘double’ – actor Ranveer Singh in his upcoming film on the former Indian team captain. We have to say, the resemblance is uncanny.

Blue is the colour of the tournament as French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated team USA on their 2-0 victory against Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup finale. He had a good word for the organisers too.

And guess who else congratulated the US team? President Trump. He had earlier called captain Megan Rapinoe disrespectful towards the country after she said she would never visit the White House. Ironically, he had also challenged her to actually win the cup before speaking. Regretting your words now, Mr. President?

With inputs from Pia Krishnankutty

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