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Smriti Irani’s Unnao update, Prashant Bhushan’s Nirbhaya comparison, & Kiran Bedi on life

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

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called out BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the accused in the Unnao rape case. She now intends to translate words into action by visiting the victim.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan is also disturbed by the Unnao case: he wonders whether this could be worse than Nirbhaya. While we are not in favour of comparing tragedies, it does compel us to think…

BJP’s women ministers and senior leaders have been strangely silent on the Unnao rape victim’s accident. Now Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has addressed it but only by retweeting an update regarding the car crash. Were they all tired after ruffling all their feathers over Azam Khan’s distasteful remarks?

Delhi cabinet minister Rajendra Pal Gautam took a dig at the BJP, calling them “brutes” who take the law to the streets rather than the courts. Are you spoiling for a street fight, sir?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tipped his hat to Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel for increasing visiting hours for 10 historical monuments across India.

AIPWA secretary and CPI Politbureau member Kavita Krishnan had an important and rather long (thread) message for Bear Grylls about the episode on his TV show with PM Modi. Instead of ‘Man vs Wild’, it’s Bear vs Krishnan.

Loktantrik Janata Dal MP, Sharad Yadav also wrote a long message — this one is about the need to end caste-based discrimination. He invoked Dr. Payal Tadvi who committed suicide because of the discrimination she allegedly faced.

Baltimore civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton had a sharp retort for US President Donald Trump who called him a “con man” who “hates whites & cops”. An eye for an eye, Reverend?

Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi exclaimed that one life was not enough to serve the people and enforce rule of law. A very worthy sentiment, ma’am but alas, you only live once.

Senator and Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met rapper Cardi B. Yes, you read that correctly. The two have a mutual admiration society dating back to 2018. Is he enlisting her to campaign for his 2020 presidential campaign?

With inputs from Fiza Jha

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