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Twitter mourns Kobe Bryant, Sami-Shergill spat & `anti national’ Subramanian Swamy

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

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New Delhi: Condolences are still pouring in for former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. From President Donald Trump and former US president Barack Obama and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, tennis dynamo Novak Djovokic to India’s own cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Madhuri Dixit, there is shock, grief and a sense of loss.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also queued up to pay her respects.

Meanwhile, BBC confused Bryant with another basketball hero, LeBron James when it showed clips of James instead of Bryant in an obituary video. Many, including British Labour Party politician David Lammy, called the news service out for alleged ‘racism’.

Mother and son are in the news again: journalist Tavleen Singh wants the Modi government to tweak the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) after international criticism.

Son and author Aatish Taseer proved her point by participating in a New York celebration of Republic Day where the Modi government was criticised.

Rajya Sabha BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta has a biting reply for the likes of Taseer in this sarcastic tweet on the food poisoning of foreign participants at the Jaipur Lit Fest.

Back in Delhi, the poll campaign is heating up the winter days: newly (s)elected BJP chief J.P. Nadda takes aim at Arvind Kejriwal for his alleged support of the ‘tukde-tukde’ gang.

JD(U)’s Prashant Kishor counters Home Minister Amit Shah’s remark on how voters can send shock waves through Shaheen Bagh with some of his own advice on voting come February 8.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad believes the women and children of Shaheen Bagh are conspiring against the “peaceful majority”.

And does film director Anurag Kashyap need to toilet train his thoughts?

Ah, a Twitter brawl between Congress’s national spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill and singer Adnan Sami. Shergill panned the central government for awarding the Padma Shri to the Pakistan-born singer. Sami responded and things took an ugly turn.

Will the BJP call its Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy an ‘anti-national’ for expressing dissent?

Finally, this tweet from the Auschwitz Museum reminds us to spare a thought for the victims of the Holocaust exactly 75 years ago, today.

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