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New Delhi: Some politicians, despite the Lok Sabha poll heat, are taking time out do things far away from 23 May’s political potboiler. Or so they revealed on Twitter.

While the Congress is deeply concerned about alleged EVM tampering — senior leaders like Digvijay Singh and Shashi Tharoor even visited EVM strongrooms — Uttar Pradesh general secretary (west) Jyotiraditya Scindia is chilling in the US.

There for his son’s graduation, Scindia took out time to watch PepsiCo’s former India-born CEO Indra Nooyi, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and American journalist-activist Gloria Steinem conferred with honorary degrees. Time to return to India, Mr. Scindia?

BJP’s Subramanian Swamy lives in a world of his own. While politicians and the people are only interested in Thursday’s Lok Sabha elections results, Swamy is five steps ahead with a “legal solution” to the Ram temple reconstruction. Maybe, the elections would have kept him busy had he been a candidate.


Also read: Temple politics is playing out on Twitter & Facebook with a temple that doesn’t exist

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There’s at least one other politician who is interested in things besides the Lok Sabha elections. AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi is busy promoting his love for cricket and a media piece he wrote on the World Cup. Now, we know where all his bouncers come from.

Finally, somebody is talking politics and elections. He is none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here, he is on alliances and India’s diversity. Ummm, didn’t he call a particular alliance “mahamilavat”?

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, meanwhile, found it hard to digest the dinner hosted by BJP president Amit Shah for NDA allies. He couldn’t stomach the sight of NDA leaders raising their hands and proclaiming Modi as their prime minister again. Is this what is meant by being fed up?

And did Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani really want to boast about watching the movie PM Narendra Modi with Vivek Oberoi after the actor’s meme goof-up on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and ‘exit polls’?

At least one politician is reading a book and she’s trying to complete it before Thursday, the counting day. That’s quite ambitious of Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi.

From one Priyanka to another: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s twitter status remains a tribute to her father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary 21 May.  She’s posted her childhood photograph and a poem by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had more serious issues to think about: he expressed his anguish of over the killing of Arunachal Pradesh MLA Tirong Aboh in an attack Wednesday.

Congress leader Ahmed Patel, however, questioned the BJP over their “double speak” in Arunachal Pradesh.


Also read: Dear PM Modi, you’re spending too much time on Twitter and have got the media wrong


 

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