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Sharad Pawar falls victim to fake news & Yechury calls out govt for ‘lies’ on Budget data

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

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New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has fallen victim to fake news. A message has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp, falsely claiming that he will recharge the phones of those who will help farmers. Fake news is, indeed, a rising menace, sir.

In translation: A WhatsApp message has been spreading on social media that I will recharge the mobile phones to help the drought-hit farmers in the state. This is a cruel attempt by some socialists to oppress farmers.

I urge those who do such things not to believe such rumours. The cyber system should promptly investigate and file crimes against the concerned.

Former Railways minister Suresh Prabhu joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh’s book launch. Singh has co-authored a book on former PM Chandra Shekhar.

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan lauded PM Modi for India’s rise in the Global Innovation Index in the last five years.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was seen examining a “possible” meteorite found in Madhubani. We don’t know if it sends a good message to post such tweets when over 100 people have died in floods in your state, sir.

American documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore responded to US President Donald Trump, saying the reason democrats ‘blew it’ was because Trump was tweeting from Air Force One. We guess instead of saying ‘Dude, Where’s My Country?’, Moore is now saying ‘Dude, what happened to my country’.

Congress MP Manish Tewari questioned the ‘dramatic appearance’ of the Triple Talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha Thursday and questioned whether it was to deflect Modi’s invite to Trump to intervene in Kashmir.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy followed through with his plans of making AP a dry state, by banning the sale of liquor in private shops. Good move, sir.

In translation: Alcohol has ruined human relationships. We are acting harshly towards the beltshops, asking for a ban. Legislation was passed to hand over the responsibility of selling alcohol. The villages will be completely shut down.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury tweeted about the CAG exposing the ‘lies and damned lies’ of the BJP government’s Budget data. We wonder what the next step will be now.

Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal urged Punjab Capt CM Amarinder Singh to help her constituency, Bathinda, after heavy rains damaged infrastructure and crop fields.

Trinamool Congress MP from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan. released a statement, denouncing mob lynchings and also hit out at the Modi government for its conspicuous silence on the issue. We appreciate the step, ma’am.

With inputs from Rachel John and Pia Krishnankutty

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