New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi government Monday said that it did not have any data available on the migrant workers who lost their lives during the Covid lockdown, there was plenty of haal-chal on Twitter.
Here’s Congress MP Shashi Tharoor with a pertinent question on migrant workers and allocation of funds by the government.
Good news & bad news: Govt says they will spend 3 lakh crore on migrants; but they tell Parliament they don't have any data on how many there are or where. https://t.co/AnLiZVGlsb
When Govt has no data on migrants, how they will allocate funds?#NoQuestionsForBJP
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 16, 2020
Meanwhile, BJP’s B.L. Santhosh questioned the selective outrage of ‘FoE lobbyists’.
Not a word from human rights activists , humanists , FOE lobbyists or question hour strategists ….
Why .. Why … Why ..?
Because CM @vijayanpinarayi is one of our own .
If this had happenned in UP …………!!!! pic.twitter.com/4aHudzznCZ
— B L Santhosh (@blsanthosh) September 16, 2020
Something to really think about courtesy Congress’ Yanger Longkumer.
If Sardar Patel had been the first PM of India instead of Nehru,
Then today, PM Modi would have been blaming Sardar Patel instead of Nehru for all his failures.
— Yanger Longkumer (@YangerINC) September 15, 2020
Onto some news from Bollywood:
Lyricist Manoj Muntashir on the Bollywood’s ‘thaali’.
फ़िल्म जगत अगर थाली है, तो ये थाली सबकी है. ये सबकी भूख मिटाती है और सब अपनी मेहनत से इस थाली में रखने के लिए रोटियाँ कमाते हैं. कोई किसी के टुकड़ों पर नहीं पलता. इस थाली पर ISI की जगह संविधान की मुहर है. ये थाली किसी एक परिवार, ख़ानदान या वंश की बपौती नहीं है.
— Manoj Muntashir (@manojmuntashir) September 16, 2020
BJP leader Locket Chatterjee discusses Jaya Bachchan, bad teeth, Palghar lynchings and Sushant Singh Rajput — all in one tweet!
Parts of Bollywood have become that rotten tooth that needs to be taken out or else the entire body will suffer. Where were you #JayaBachchan when the Sadhus were lynched in Palghar? When Navy Veteran was attacked? When SSR was a victim of Bollywood mafia? Hypocrisy at it’s best.
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) September 15, 2020
Comedian Kunal Kamra enjoys Kangana Ranaut’s love story with the BJP.
New definition of revolutionary –
1) Call Karan Johar an idiot
2) Selectively attack the government of a single state
3) Consume Jagga ka Hagga for spiritual depth
4) Join the “casteless” upper-caste casteist tribe
Aur bhi dukh hai zamane main BJP ki mohabbat ke siva… https://t.co/hLIBD0Z2PF
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) September 16, 2020
Professor Madhu Kishwar’s has this to say about the Supreme Court verdict pausing Sudarshan TV’s show `Bindaas Bol’ on ‘UPSC jihad’.
SC judges who made ill advised, ill informed adverse comments today against factual accounts presented by #SudershanTV are going to have lot to answer when @SureshChavhanke produces incontrovertible links of #ZakatFoundation with global terrorist organisations. https://t.co/8I47cS5F2j
— MadhuPurnima Kishwar (@madhukishwar) September 15, 2020
Sudarshan TV’s Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke, who also hosts the show, updated his profile picture on Twitter to express his thoughts on SC’s ruling.
— Suresh Chavhanke “Sudarshan News” (@SureshChavhanke) September 15, 2020
Student leader Sharjeel Usmani, recently released on bail after being detained under UAPA, returns to Twitter.
Thank you all for all your prayers and support. I apologise for being able to answer to your calls and messages. My phone and other belongings are still with the ATS. It is only now that I have been able to get access to these platforms via duplicate sim card. pic.twitter.com/pRX974OUVM
— Sharjeel Usmani (@SharjeelUsmani) September 15, 2020
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram shares a heartfelt letter he wrote to his father P. Chidambaram on the latter’s 74th birthday — exactly a year ago.
— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) September 16, 2020
Reality show star Kim Kardashian on the ills of spreading hate online. Kardashian recently joined a social media boycott by several celebrities and will freeze her Instagram account for 24 hours to protest the spread of hate speech on these platforms.
I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart pic.twitter.com/XkxzABn7qw
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 15, 2020
Leopards are introverted creatures. Or are they?
Taj, Ranthambore 🐾🐆 pic.twitter.com/Z6vN6pk686
— Aviator Anil Chopra (@Chopsyturvey) September 16, 2020
Hugh Jackman, please reveal all!
You sleep with the wig on? https://t.co/b8t5D8vMk1
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 15, 2020
With inputs from Shubhangi Misra
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