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?
I salute their courage and determination. pic.twitter.com/NLF61pqIfY
— Jyotiraditya Scindia (@JM_Scindia) May 21, 2019
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.
My legal solution to Ramlala temple re-construction: Union Government hand the entire land including the disputed site to Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas Samiti to construct the temple. Inform SC that when it decides the Title Suits, compensation will be paid
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) May 22, 2019
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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.
Dabbled in sports writing for @IndianExpress. As a former cricketer myself, it’s been very difficult to stay away from the sport, this is one way to still stay in touch with the cricketing universe. https://t.co/CtJ3GiM5Ck
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) May 21, 2019
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”?
With the NDA family.
Our alliance represents India's diversity and our agenda is India's progress.
We are best suited to address regional aspirations and enhance national progress. pic.twitter.com/iKNgv2e898
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2019
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?
कल बीजेपी ने 36 सहयोगी दलों के नेताओं को बुलाया।
सबको भरपेट खाना खिलाया।
फिर सबसे हाथ उठवाया और बुलवाया,मोदी होंगे उनके प्रधानमंत्री।
पहली बात,अगर विपक्षी एकता महामिलावट है तो ये 36 दलों का गठबंधन क्या है?
दूसरी बात,एग्जिट पोल पर इतना भरोसा?
तीसरी बात,इस डिनर का लक्ष्य संघ था ?
— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) May 22, 2019
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’?
— Chowkidar Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) May 21, 2019
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.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) May 21, 2019
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.
You will always be my hero. pic.twitter.com/LYPciCD234
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 21, 2019
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.
Shocked and anguished by the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh ji, his family & others in Arunachal Pradesh.
It is an outrageous attempt to disturb peace and normalcy in the North East. The perpetrators of this heinous crime will not be spared. My condolences to the bereaved families.
— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 21, 2019
Congress leader Ahmed Patel, however, questioned the BJP over their “double speak” in Arunachal Pradesh.
In 2015 the BJP announced a Naga Accord with the NSCN (IM). Today they are blaming the NSCN (IM) for the Arunachal Terror attack ..
so was there ever an accord or was the nation misled ?
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) May 21, 2019
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