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Scindia gets ‘welcome’ from aunt, ‘rangoli’ from Himanta Sarma, Chetan Bhagat has a laugh

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

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New Delhi: If there’s any place more action-packed than Madhya Pradesh, Tuesday, it’s Twitter.

Everyone wants to have their say on Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting Congress. Politicians, journalists and political pundits pressed pause on their Holi celebrations to type out an opinion on the developments in the state as up to 20 Congress MLAs also quit alongside Scindia – effectively destabilising the Congress government there.

First up, a warm family welcome from aunt Yashodhara Raje Scindia, BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh.

And, here’s “hail fellow well met” from an old comrade-in-arms, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who also quit the Congress party.

BJP Twitter troubleshooter Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga spills the beans on why Scindia got a big ignore from the Congress leadership.

The Congress is lamely trying to make a fight of it: armed with the perfect metaphor, party leader Sanjay Jha hits back.

Rajasthan chief minister and Congress stalwart Ashok Gehlot calls out Scindia.

And in another example of how Gehlot and the Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot don’t seem to agree, here’s Pilot’s tweet from Monday, appealing for calm.

Indian Youth Congress leader from Karnataka B. Srivatsa is the eternal optimist.

Meanwhile, Congress National convenor Saral Patel thinks it’s time Rahul Gandhi did something. Where is he, by the way?

What’s in a name? Everything, if you ask political strategist Prashant Kishor.

Congress leader from Haryana, Kuldeep Bishnoi issues what sounds like a stern warning to the High Command — is anyone listening?

Journalist Amir Baruah digs out an old tweet that lays bare how far Scindia has travelled to arrive at BJP’ doorstep today.

On a lighter note, author Chetan Bhagat’s witty explanation on “expulsion”.

And here’s actor Ranvir Shorey imitating TV news for a delightful pun.

Journalists Payal Mehta and Arvind Gunasekar were ahead of the times, with this heads-up on Scindia’s resignation.

Lastly, journalist Nistula Hebbar has a complaint for the BJP. Find out what about.

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