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.
Corona 3: So far, 5 tests done and all are negative. Even partner of American tourist is reported to be negative. Appeal to all in #Assam not to panic and observe all protocols including personal hygiene. With your cooperation, we will safely sail through these turbulent times.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) March 8, 2020
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.
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.
झूठ 👇🏼 https://t.co/PRraPoUeNi
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) March 9, 2020
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.
The New York Times is an embarrassment to journalism. They were a dead paper before I went into politics, and they will be a dead paper after I leave, which will be in 5 years. Fake News is the Enemy of the people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020
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.
FM Nirmala can keep lying & blaming the Congress with the support of Media
But can the FM put out the list who got the fraud loans?
YES Bank gave a massive ₹1 lakh+ cr in loans btw Mar 2017 – Mar 2019
Economy is collapsing & Propaganda is losing out to Facts.#YesBankBJPScam
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) March 8, 2020
A delightful and fitting birthday wish to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor by quizmaster Joy Bhattacharjya.
Happy birthday @ShashiTharoor. I wanted to have your way with words but I soon realized that it is futile to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative maneuvers. And decided that It was fruitless to endure lacrimation over precipitately departed lacteal fluid
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) March 9, 2020
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.
Why should women have Menstrual leave? We are strong enough to work , run , exercise & do whatever a man does at his workplace while we have our menstrual cycle! https://t.co/fjLGH3XuGe
— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) March 8, 2020
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.
Remind me again – how many women are there in your Cabinet? https://t.co/a42LdTPOk9
— Seema Goswami (@seemagoswami) March 8, 2020
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.
ok this is legendary
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 8, 2020
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.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 8, 2020
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.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 8, 2020
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?
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 8, 2020