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Tharoor on ‘British rain’, Rahul Gandhi’s 10 million & Maneka Gandhi’s `monsters’

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

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New Delhi: Congress leader and MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Shashi Tharoor, like many others, was exasperated by the rain, washing out the India-New Zealand semi-final World Cup match Tuesday. He also made a fun equivalence of English rain with Brexit.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has found something to celebrate: 10 million followers on Twitter. He is also finally going on his first visit to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, the constituency he lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani. What delayed you, sir?

MLA from Vadgam, Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani is disturbed by the rising trend of violence in the country – and his state. And of course, he is right to be disturbed.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh calls for the government to take action against the spread of fake news.

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar is not happy with Congress MPs disrupting Rajya Sabha proceedings to discuss the Karnataka crisis since it’s a ‘state matter’.

In translation: Congress is not allowing Rajya Sabha to continue proceedings, the Karnataka topic is a state topic which cannot be presented here. Congress leaders are blaming their own people and resigning, this is their personal matter and they are blaming the BJP for poaching. Now there are reports that Congress is offering ministership to rebel MLAs. Shutting down the house due to desperation is not good, it should be discussed. We are open to all discussion. 

The Karnataka political saga continues. Karnataka BJP chief B.S. Yeddyurappa is protesting outside the Vidhan Sabha, demanding resignation of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. And, in Mumbai, Congress leader Milind Deora joins Karnataka Irrigation Minister D.K. Shivakumar outside a hotel, where the rebel MLAs are staying—only to be detained by the police.

In translation: Protests were held near the statue of Mahatma Gandhiji in the Vidhan Sabha, demanding the resignation of the chief ministers in the event of the government’s collapse. Our legislators were present on this occasion.

In translation: I am outside the hotel with DK Shivakumar ji. I request Karnataka MLAs to return to Bangalore and resolve the matter in a peaceful manner. Section 144 has also been imposed here. BJP Maharashtra is misusing its power and practicing shallow politics. This is a pre-planned conspiracy on their part. 

United States President Donald Trump is obsessing over India’s high trade tariffs, while, as presidential candidate Kamala Harris pointed out, immigrants in his own country endure horrific human rights violations. Trying to divert attention from troubles at home, sir?

Clearly a big fan of Sunil Gavaskar, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan enthusiastically wished the cricket legend on his 70th birthday.

In translation: A very happy birthday to the man popularly known as ‘little master,’ one of the foremost players in the history of cricket and a Padma Bhushan and Arjuna award winner – Sunil Gavaskar.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah also greeted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his birthday. The two praised Singh fulsomely for his many contributions to the Armed Forces. Wasn’t he just sworn in a month ago?

In translation: Happy birthday to Rajnath Singh, a humble, hardworking and industrious leader and senior colleague in the Union Cabinet. He is constantly working to strengthen the country’s army as Defense Minister. I wish him a long and healthy life.

In translation: Wishing our country’s defence minister and distinguished minister Shri Rajnath Singh a very happy birthday. He has performed a strong role in strengthening BJP by occupying various roles in the party. Under Rajnathji’s leadership the armed forces have been strengthened. I pray for his good health and long life. 

Former women and child development Minister Maneka Gandhi is excited to launch her children’s book that is meant to help kids face their ‘monsters’. A takeaway from your previous portfolio, ma’am?

With inputs from Pia Krishnankutty

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