New Delhi: From multi-purpose masks to Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde’s new ride and an Indian politician accepting a mistake — Twitter was full of surprises.
Here is Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani hailing the virtues of atmanirbhar (self-reliant) India.
When the pandemic hit the Nation, many health accessories were not Made in India. Today we can proudly say, in just 2 months we are the 2nd largest PPE manufacturer in the world. As they say — Koshish Karne walon ki haar nahi hoti 🙏🙏 #AatmaNirbharBharat pic.twitter.com/IP87sWD4qL
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 28, 2020
Congress leader Kapil Sibal offers advice to PM Modi on how to win a war!
अमित शाह :
हम दोनो जंग जीतेंगे
याद करो :
मोदी जी ने कहा था के महाभारत की जीत में 18 दिन लगे थे
करओना की लड़ाई में मोदी जी ने केवल 21 दिन माँगे थे
क्या हुआ ग्रह मंत्री जी ?
प्रधान मंत्री जी पहले माने के चीन के फ़ौजी हमारी धरती पे क़ब्ज़ा करके बैठे हैं !
तभी जंग जीतेंगे
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) June 29, 2020
Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha shares a video of BJP leaders’ past rants against hikes in fuel prices. FYI, prices of petrol and diesel were hiked for the 22nd time in three weeks Monday.
With due respect to one & all sharing a video received, to be seen with a pinch of salt &/or a sense of humor. pic.twitter.com/wj5h5pirUJ
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) June 29, 2020
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And actor Renuka Sahane doesn’t understand her power billing.
Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I got a bill of Rs5510/= on the 9th of May while in June I got a bill of Rs 29,700 combining May & June where you've charged me Rs 18080 for the month of May. How did Rs.5510/= become Rs.18080/=? pic.twitter.com/64zlmNe8Qo
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) June 28, 2020
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera joins forces with former finance minister P. Chidambaram to flag a ‘suspicious’ link between the PM CARES funds and Chinese donations. Last week, BJP President J.P. Nadda attacked Congress for accepting donations from the Chinese government.
पीएम कायर फंड का खुलासा करते हुए पूर्व केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री श्री पी॰ चिदम्बरम https://t.co/bpr7nex4H2
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) June 29, 2020
The Maharashtra government’s decisions on the Covid-19 crisis reminds Congress’ Sanjay Nirupam of the ancient ruler Tughlaq. Another FYI: Congress is part of the coalition government in the state.
सुबह से कोरोना के नाम पर लोगों की गाड़ियों की जोरदार धरपकड़ चल रही है।
कल रात कोई नया आदेश जारी हुआ है।
यह क्या है? नया #लॉकडाउन है क्या ?
पुलिसवालों ने पूरे शहर में उत्पात मचा रखा है।
प्रोटोकॉल बदलने से पहले सरकार लोगों को बताए वरना इनकी हरकतों से तुग़लक़ भी शरमा जाएगा।#COVID19
— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) June 29, 2020
CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim called out BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav for quoting a fake WhatsApp message on a news debate. Refreshingly, Madhav owned up to his mistake!
Md Salim is right. I was given an interpretation not fully true. I regret d error. I never trust WhatsApp stories. Bt this one came from a very senior and respected person from Bengal. Hence I believed it was true. Ganoshakti was giving Beijing’s version, not its own as I assumed https://t.co/m2yT5V933N
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) June 26, 2020
Actor Richa Chadha also apologises — for past transgressions.
I think last year I made a joke about someone being 'bipolar'.The joke was borne out of a petulant desire to seem witty in even less than 280 characters. As I am now only beginning to grasp what #mentalhealth means, I just want to apologise and couldn't have said this sooner!
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) June 29, 2020
Seems like senior advocate Prashant Bhushan and TMC MP Mahua Moitra don’t think CJI Bobde did ‘justice’ here at all.
CJI rides a 50 Lakh motorcycle belonging to a BJP leader at Raj Bhavan Nagpur, without a mask or helmet, at a time when he keeps the SC in Lockdown mode denying citizens their fundamental right to access Justice! pic.twitter.com/PwKOS22iMz
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) June 29, 2020
Nothing macho about posing on a motorbike – real machismo is standing up for justice
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) June 29, 2020
BJP’s Sambit Patra defends his right to speak in whatever language he likes.
If I speak occasional Hindi on a English Channel then my safety is compromised is an absurd argument ..I have already said I respect ENGLISH & if my speaking in HINDI in an English News Channel hurt your sentiments I am sorry !! https://t.co/E6I2vypZJA
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) June 28, 2020
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan records 28 years in the industry and in everyone’s hearts.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 28, 2020
US President Donald Trump got caught: After retweeting a video where a man yells “white power”, the President deleted it following immense backlash against its racist message. However, the Team Joe Biden — the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate — preserved the offensive tweet. Here it is…
— Biden War Room (Text UNITED to 30330) (@BidenWarRoom) June 28, 2020
Finally, leading trans activist and essayist Brynn Tannehill on how not to wear a face mask.
I don't think anything I've seen so perfectly captures why there's no way the US is going to be getting on top of COVID-19 pandemic anytime soon. pic.twitter.com/Sa0WNYyYs6
— Cassandra of Troy (@BrynnTannehill) June 28, 2020
With inputs from Bismee Taskin
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