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Trump’s NYT war, Tharoor gets odd greetings, Ganguly hails Jay Shah on women’s cricket show

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

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New Delhi: Apart from the occasional tweets about Women’s Day, Twitter was its usual contentious, rude and disagreeable self. US President Donald Trump was calling out ‘fake news’, Congress and BJP were busy playing the blame-game, and film director Anurag Kashyap wasn’t buying anything related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

First up, however, responsible governance: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa shares vital information about coronavirus and earnestly appeals for calm in Assam.

Is consensual spanking acceptable? Rangoli Chandel finds herself in a dilemma, as she reveals sister Kangana Ranaut’s stance on ‘thappads’. Bring some popcorn, you’re going to enjoy this thread.

https://twitter.com/rangoli_a/status/1236553516203696128?s=21

Has director Anurag Kashyap sworn to trash any and everything about PM Modi? Here, he questions Modi’s cancelled trip to Bangladesh, even though coronavirus is a fairly legitimate reason.

President Trump launches yet another scathing attack on his sworn enemy — US newspaper The New York Times — and talks as though he has already won the presidential elections due in November.

Congress leader Srivatsa YB gives Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman a piece of his mind for trying to pin the Yes Bank crisis on the UPA government.

A delightful and fitting birthday wish to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor by quizmaster Joy Bhattacharjya.

Tharoor’s colleague Shama Mohamed, Congress National Media panelist, was feeling less kind towards him. She was not happy about his call to sign a petition that demands menstrual leave for women at workplaces.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was all about equality this International Women’s Day, but journalist Seema Goswami pointed out a huge gap in his position.

After Saturday Night Live, American comedy sketch show, saw actress Kate McKinnon’s amazing performance as Hillary Clinton, she’s back with an Elizabeth Warren impersonation that Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t help but appreciate.

Irfan Pathan might be a cricketer, but looks like his son is more interested in boxing as a sport. Check him out with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

A proud Indian men’s cricket captain Virat Kohli lent his support to the Indian women’s team, after devastating loss to Australia in the Women’s T20 World Cup final.

Former cricketer and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, also extended support, while also congratulating the BCCI and its secretary Jay Shah. What’s women’s day without thumping the backs of some men, too, right?

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