New Delhi: The bhoomi pujan (ground-breaking) ceremony of the Ram Temple may be over but it seemed like Twitter was suffering from a ‘puja’ hangover.
First up, the PMO’s official handle feels it is necessary to remind everyone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ayodhya speech yesterday, via a newspaper clipping. Odd…
महसूस हो रही है श्री राम की शक्ति pic.twitter.com/nziP7jZmlC
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 6, 2020
How is one to size up the PM? Consider this tweet.
सरदार पटेल की चप्पल से भी छोटा आदमी #राम से बड़ा कैसै हो गया ,,,,?🙄
पुछता है भारत! pic.twitter.com/FaCnR2Pn0F
— mukesh dhone (@dhone_mukesh) August 5, 2020
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera calls out unpalatable comments on the subject.
Such hard liners on both sides will keep trying to defeat the soul of India. They do not yet know the resilience of India https://t.co/VWN64vLvJ7
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) August 6, 2020
Writer Aatish Taseer’s is deeply offended on behalf of `Ram’—find out why.
You promise us a great spectacle, all of Times Square, multiple images, resounding with images of Ram, and then you stick him in some side alley, like some musical being edged off Broadway?! I’m deeply offended on behalf of Ram, who I happen to know personally. You’re a disgrace. https://t.co/05XZWYo3m2
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) August 5, 2020
Onto other matters — Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is back with his favourite question for Modi.
प्रधानमंत्री झूठ क्यों बोल रहे हैं?https://t.co/7eQpYQtSLF
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 6, 2020
Assam Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi was quick to support his leader but seems to have made a slip-up. Can you spot it?
A leader of a nation should not hide the truth from her people. https://t.co/UGqoKmJc8D
— Gaurav Gogoi (@GauravGogoiAsm) August 6, 2020
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram has Kashmir on his mind.
Today is August 6. Will
all political parties and right-thinking citizens please spare a thought for the virtual prison in which 7.5 million Kashmiris are living for the last one year?
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) August 6, 2020
Seems like Bollywood isn’t the only place with an ‘outsider’ issue. Here’s PDP spokesperson Mohit Bhan’s comment on the appointment of BJP’s Manoj Sinha as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Once again we will be represented by an outsider who doesn't even remotely understands our 1,01,387 SQ KM territory with a history & legacy called Jammu & Kashmir.
— Mohit Bhan موہت بھان (@buttkout) August 6, 2020
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is filled with “admiration” for Amit Shah. Read on.
Yesterday I received a call from Hon HM Sri @AmitShah to discuss about issues pertaining to enduring peace in #NorthEast. Despite being in hospital his commitment to work is unwavering. This sets a benchmark for us all. India is proud to have you as Home Minister Sir. Admiration!
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 5, 2020
Former IPS officer Yashovardhan Azad sums up the absurdities of the Sushant Singh Rajput death probes.
Centre has given Sushant probe to CBI at Bihar’s request before jurisdiction issue is decided. Bihar JDU (police) does not trust Maha Shiv Sena (police) which further does not trust Centre BJP (CBI) probe. So Better to leave police itself out of probe
— Yashovardhan Azad (@yashoazad) August 6, 2020
Whoa! Run for cover….
Sandstorm in Jaisalmer
Wednesday, 5 August
06.24 PM pic.twitter.com/7uoDiXiS7e
— Sumer Singh Rathore (@SumerJaisalmer) August 5, 2020
And finally, watch US President Donald Trump’s abiding love affair with himself .
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020
With inputs from Shubhangi Misra
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