New Delhi: Twitter Thursday rained tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary. Also, Indian twitterati were extremely interested in the upcoming US presidential elections, courtesy Senator Kamala Harris.
Read Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s poignant words for his late father. He is joined by brother-in-law, Robert Vadra in missing the late PM.
Rajiv Gandhi was a man with a tremendous vision, far ahead of his times. But above all else, he was a compassionate and loving human being.
I am incredibly lucky and proud to have him as my father.
We miss him today and everyday. pic.twitter.com/jWUUZQklTi
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 20, 2020
You are remembered today on your Birthday and everyday by all of us and by the country.
Your vision would’ve taken the country to new heights and made sure each person feels secure; no matter which race, religion, caste or creed.
Happy Birthday… You are being missed. 😊🙏 pic.twitter.com/5QC16C8Ean
— Robert Vadra (@irobertvadra) August 20, 2020
As is customary, the Prime Minister dutifully puts out a standard message.
On his birth anniversary, tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2020
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who won her first Lok Sabha election as a Congress candidate in 1984 when Rajiv Gandhi won his historic mandate, has fond memories of him.
Tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary. I have fond memories of working with him.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 20, 2020
Onto other topics, TMC MP Mahua Moitra asked Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey if he need a lesson in civility after he said, “Rhea Chakraborty ki aukat hai kya”.
“Aukat”? Since when is it okay for the leading IPS officer of a state to refer to a lady in this primitive entitled manner no matter what the context?
Need language lessons or lessons in civility, Sir?
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) August 19, 2020
Find out why Congress leader Jairam Ramesh thinks the Airport Authority of India is becoming “Adani Airports of India”.
First, the airports in Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore were sold off. Now, it is the turn of Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram. All six sold to one private company. At this rate, AAI (Airports Authority of India) could well mean ‘Adani Airports of India’!
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) August 20, 2020
PM Modi appreciates of Mahendra Singh Dhoni who thanks him for his appreciation.
An Artist,Soldier and Sportsperson what they crave for is appreciation, that their hard work and sacrifice is getting noticed and appreciated by everyone.thanks PM @narendramodi for your appreciation and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/T0naCT7mO7
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) August 20, 2020
Richest country in the world? Wrong answers only.
Name the 11 th richest country in the world by wealth?#Apple Inc!
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 20, 2020
Stand-up comedian Amit Tandon on the ‘chalta hai‘ attitude of Indians towards the coronavirus.
Corona Virus has reached the "Dekhi Jaayegi" stage in India now
— Amit Tandon (@amitandon) August 19, 2020
Actor Kay Kay Menon is dazzled by 90-year-old legendary singer Lata Mangheskar’s latest song. So are we!
— KayKay Menon aka Himmat Singh (@kaykaymenon02) August 19, 2020
Actor Kangana Ranaut’s responds to senior actor Naseeruddin Shah’s “half-educated” remark about her.
कहीं पे निगाहें कहीं पे निशाना 🙂 https://t.co/ss5bJNQNME
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) August 19, 2020
MP Meenaskhi Lekhi is still tripping on the tricolor. Wonder what this dish is.
Patriotic fervour continues to dominate the breakfast table, Jai Hind ! pic.twitter.com/xQMaEitGhl
— Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi) August 20, 2020
Google India is giving some social distancing ‘gyaan’ the right way.
Error 6 feet [×]
Physical proximity detected!
What would you like to do?
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) August 18, 2020
Author Krishan Pratap Singh sees something happening in India if Trump loses the presidential election this winter.
If American Democracy rights itself in November, I assure you Indian Democracy will soon follow.
— Krishan Partap Singh (@RaisinaSeries) August 20, 2020
And speaking of impact, here’s US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris on her vision for the country.
.@JoeBiden and I are fighting to build a country where we can all see ourselves.
That’s the vision our parents and grandparents fought for.
The vision that made my own life possible.
The vision that makes the American promise—for all its complexities—worth fighting for.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 20, 2020
Her sister, Maya has a photographic memory of her sister…
MY BIG SISTER!😭 pic.twitter.com/aQlNjVhb5v
— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) August 20, 2020
TV host Padma Lakshmi, meanwhile, got all emotional by the VP nominee’s use of a certain word.
I literally have tears in my eyes. @KamalaHarris just said “chithis” which means auntie. My heart is so full right now
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) August 20, 2020
AND, YOU KNOW US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS FURIOUS WHEN HE DOES THIS.
WHY DID HE REFUSE TO ENDORSE SLOW JOE UNTIL IT WAS ALL OVER, AND EVEN THEN WAS VERY LATE? WHY DID HE TRY TO GET HIM NOT TO RUN?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2020