New Delhi: The Gandhi siblings are all over Twitter these days. And they are saddened: Priyanka by the plight of impoverished sugarcane farmers, Rahul by the death of 11 students in Jammu and Kashmir.
चुनाव में गन्ना किसानों के भुगतान का वादा दोहराने वाली उप्र भाजपा सरकार ने चुनाव होते ही गन्ना किसानों से मुँह मोड़ लिया।
किसी को बेटी की शादी करनी है, किसी को अगली फसल बोनी है, लेकिन पैसा अटका हुआ है और किसान दर दर की ठोकरें खा रहा है। क्या सरकार को किसानों की जरा भी चिंता है? pic.twitter.com/T9ivwsWbbh
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 27, 2019
In translation: The BJP government, which repeatedly the promised of payment of sugarcane farmers in the election, turned their head off them after the elections. Someone has to marry a daughter, someone has to plant the next crop, but the money is stuck and the farmer is stumbling over the rates. Is the government concerned about farmers?
जम्मू-कश्मीर मे एक दर्दनाक हादसे में नौ लड़कियों सहित 11 छात्रों की मौत की खबर सुन कर मुझे दुख पहुंचा है।
इस दुर्घटना में मारे गए बच्चों के परिवारों के प्रति मेरी गहरी संवेदना और घायलों के जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं । https://t.co/QsTBSXG20K
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 27, 2019
In translation: I am hurt to hear the news of the death of 11 students, including nine girls in a painful accident in Jammu and Kashmir. My deep condolences to the families of children killed in this accident and wish the injured a healthy recovery.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “very pleased” after meeting the Indian community in Kobe, Japan. Find out why.
Outcome of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls has caused immense happiness among the Indian diaspora.
At the community programme, I asked those who had gathered- the win in 2019 is whose win?
They promptly replied- it is a win for honesty.
Their answer was very pleasing. pic.twitter.com/nEQbTdikQI
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 27, 2019
A few days after PM Modi accused the Congress of not giving enough credit to P.V. Narasimha Rao in his Lok Sabha speech, Congress general secretary and social media head Chitra Sarwara fondly remembered the former PM on his birth anniversary. Seems, the PM touched a raw nerve here.
Tributes to our former PM Sh. P. V. Narsimha Rao on his birth anniversary. His efforts and reforms have taken @INCIndia 's vision of women empowerment and decentralization of governance through Panchayati Raj amendments and more. https://t.co/glkiICbOq8
— Chitra Sarwara (@ChitraSarwara) June 28, 2019
There’s another birth anniversary today: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor remembered his late wife Sunanda Pushkar.
Remembering my late wife Sunanda @sptvrock, who was born on this day 56 years ago in Sopore, J&K. Lilies were her favourite flowers; a thoughtful friend sent some this morning pic.twitter.com/YeKX9xWOnN
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 27, 2019
Trust the BJP Karnataka handle to come up with witty comments. When Congress accused PM Modi of still being in campaign mode and refusing to begin governing after his Parliament speeches, BJP Karnataka tartly advised the INC to focus on its own affairs.
People who gave him the thumping majority will be the judge of it. You please focus on why Congress failed to get enough seats to even qualify as the opposition 🤦♂️ https://t.co/Togpza1x5U
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) June 27, 2019
After a journalist tweeted that TMC MPs Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty had registered a complaint against “cameramen” to the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Chakraborty immediately refuted the charge.
Ma’am this is to clarify that no written or verbal complaint has ever been registered against any photographer or journalist to the speaker. We have utmost respect for our friends from the media who have supported us all throughout our journey. Thank you https://t.co/1fVCLk2sLB
— Mimssi (@mimichakraborty) June 27, 2019
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury retweeted US President Donald Trump’s ‘tariff’ tirade and expressed his pain — as an Indian of course. Well, he’s wearing his nationalism on his sleeve.
Never has India been publicly threatened and insulted like this, and PM told off publicly. It is not about any person but the country's self-respect and the dignity of PM's post can't be held hostage to agenda of a ruling party and its leaders who can't stand up for India. https://t.co/tAtr5wSpWm
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) June 27, 2019
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is attempting to mend fences, it seems. He met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to talk about Centre-State cooperation. Turning a new leaf, sir, months before the Delhi elections?
Met Union Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman. Congratulated her for assuming charge of such an imp Ministry. Assured her of full cooperation from Del govt and stressed the need for Del govt and Centre to work together for improving Delhi. https://t.co/kI4gWipeYs
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 27, 2019
For someone who was so vocal just weeks ago, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani is unusually quiet nowadays. Her timeline is full of retweets of the PM’s tweets or random articles. Her most recent retweet is about Alzheimers. Wonder why.
US Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched a fresh salvo on President Donald Trump prior to a Congress vote on a border funding bill. Mr. Trump may have finally met his match in Cortez.
This President will not lift a finger to save these kids.
It is well within his power, but he & Mitch McConnell would rather cast blame than do anything.
They need to get on board w/ a clean humanitarian bill. We can’t write no-strings blank checks to abusive facilities.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 27, 2019