New Delhi: From reactions by politicians to the government’s coronavirus relief package to Mumbai Police welcoming back one of their own and Bollywood actor Nimrat Kaur remembering someone very special — here’s Twitter today.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor shares a heartwarming photograph of his mother and him practicing self-reliance with a sly dig or two.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 13, 2020
His colleague, Congress national spokesperson Sanjay Jha, has a good pun on the Rs 20-lakh crore package.
Outside in Mumbai’s highways people paying Rs 5000 ( price of a plane ticket) to sit at the back of a truck and go to UP, Bihar, Gujarat, TN etc.
The migrant crisis is a tragedy. pic.twitter.com/SmO8p3ClRi
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 14, 2020
Congress’ Srivatsa is also unimpressed by Modi’s new fiscal stimulus package. What’s his grouse?
Did you get Income Tax benefit?
Did you get GST reductions?
Did you get EMI waiver?
Did labourers get any benefit?
Did poor & farmers get cash support?
RT if you are part of 99% of India's population which is getting no benefit from this 20L cr JUMLA package
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) May 13, 2020
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However, Indian industrialist Gautam Adani is optimistic about Covid-19 economic relief package.
I truly believe that India's economic resilience thrives upon the tenacity of our smaller traders. FM #NirmalaSitharaman's stimulus for MSMEs can be a growth plank pushing the Make in India vision, creating jobs and shaping a self-reliant India. #AtmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan
— Gautam Adani (@gautam_adani) May 13, 2020
Businessman Vijay Mallya congratulates the government on the new fiscal package, but wonders about a “small contributor” like himself.
Congratulations to the Government for a Covid 19 relief package. They can print as much currency as they want BUT should a small contributor like me who offers 100% payback of State owned Bank loans be constantly ignored ? Please take my money unconditionally and close.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) May 14, 2020
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary, pleads with Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath…
मुख्यमंत्री जी से निवेदन है कि कड़ी धूप में बिना खाना-पानी के हजारों की संख्या में गरीब पैदल चल रहे हैं। महिलाएं, बच्चे और गर्भवती महिलाएं भी पैदल चलकर जा रही हैं।
यूपीएसआरटीसी की इतनी बसें खड़ी हैं। मानवीयता के नाते इन बसों को सड़कों पर उतार दीजिए। ये हमारे अपने लोग हैं।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 13, 2020
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra is outraged by a rather provocative tweet from the Chhattisgarh Congress’ official Twitter handle.
Dear Chhattisgarh Police,
क्या ये है आपकी democracy की परिभाषा?
ये है दोस्तों Chhatishgarh सरकार के लोकतंत्र के pillars?
DG साहब ruling पार्टी के official Twitterहैंडल से ये ट्वीट होता है!
मैं जानना चाहता हूँ Police DG साहब क्या ये ट्वीट आपके सहमति से हुई?? https://t.co/X8QDyVnXAm
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) May 14, 2020
Former JD(U) leader and election strategist Prashant Kishor attacks the Modi government on its handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Either the whole WORLD is FOOLISH or WE are SMARTER than the REST to believe that a global pandemic like #COVID that has emerged as a major threat to lives, economies & material progress across the globe could be turned into our advantage and catapult India to top of the world.
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) May 12, 2020
Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has some advice for PM Modi.
Seeing is believing Hon'ble PM@narendramodi Sir…..an ocean of human heads, this is the miserable plight of our migrants. Travelling in which direction Sir? Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/vw38Zs15Pb
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) May 13, 2020
And Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh welcomes back one of his warriors who has successfully recovered from Covid-19.
Welcome back, Hero!
Mumbai Police is proud to have soldiers like you, who bite the bullet unflinchingly.
— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) May 13, 2020
Meanwhile, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan changes his profile photo to Mumbai Police.
T 3530 – Changed my DP to the Mumbai Police logo .. in commendation .. pride and honour the men in uniform .. salute .. pic.twitter.com/p3zM1oXCeM
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 13, 2020
Bollywood actor Nimrat Kaur remembers late actor Irrfan Khan with whom she acted in the 2013 movie Lunchbox.
Chanced upon this arresting wall artwork in Ranwar Village on an errand run today. Incidentally a few houses down the one where Saajan Fernandes’s house is located in The Lunchbox. Such an ominous yet celebratory confluence of life and art. Who’d have thought… #IrrfanForever pic.twitter.com/ahi79KtNH3
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) May 13, 2020
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