New Delhi: Congress national spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill got witty about the full form of RBI after deputy governor Viral Acharya resigned and took a jibe at the Modi government’s “my way or the highway” policy. We just wonder if the Congress is on the highway or on its way down.
— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) June 24, 2019
BJP MP from Sultanpur Maneka Gandhi got Lucky — yes, she found a dog, named Lucky, in her constituency who was paralysed and could barely move. Now, the dog is walking, lucky dog.
I found Lucky in my constituency Sultanpur. She was paralysed and could barely move. It was then that Lucky was brought to my home in Delhi. What happened next is not less than a miracle… pic.twitter.com/kramNHh1pz
— Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) June 24, 2019
This day, 44 years ago, prime minister Indira Gandhi had declared an Emergency and it is on everybody’s mind, especially BJP leaders (for obvious reasons). Here is a look at some of the comments from BJP:
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh used pretty heavy vocabulary to describe the Emergency.
The declaration of Emergency on June 25, 1975 and the incidents that followed, mark as one of the darkest chapters in India’s history.
On this day, we the people of India should always remember the importance of upholding the integrity our institutions and the Constitution.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 25, 2019
He received a tart reply from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who mentioned a ‘Super Emergency’ of the last 5 years.
Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ‘Super Emergency’. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 25, 2019
BJP spokesperson Baijayant Panda followed Rajnath Singh’s example and took a subtle dig at the Congress. Learning from your seniors, Sir?
On this 44th anniversary of the declaration of #Emergency, let's reflect on those months of lost freedoms & lives
Let us cherish those who risked life & limb to resist it
& let us see its supporters who now trivialise it & blithely point fingers at its heroes, for what they are🙏
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) June 25, 2019
Meanwhile, BJP’s information and technology head Amit Malviya is already politicising the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand. Sir, it has barely been a day, some sensitivity would be appreciated.
Bharat Yadav, asks for his rightful money, is assaulted by a Muslim mob, called a kaafir, dies later. ‘Secular’ media pretends nothing has happened.
Tabrez Ansari is caught stealing, is beaten up by villagers and handed over to cops. Dies later. Same media can’t stop outraging.
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) June 24, 2019
Commenting on the dissolution of the SP-BSP alliance, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi became all poetic.
अजीब दास्ताँ है ये ,कहाँ शुरू कहाँ खतम।
ये मंज़िले है कौनसी न वो समझ सके न हम। pic.twitter.com/bAEuOXmjmn
— Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (@naqvimukhtar) June 25, 2019
AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi sternly rebuked ABP journalist Sumit Awasthi after the latter suggested that the Jharkhand lynching and Owaisi’s subsequent comments on the incident were polarising the issue.
I’d HUMBLY request you to learn the difference between a murderous mob & a man who’s worried about the safety of fellow citizens
Or you can google “फालस एक्विवैलेन्स ” & understand something. You can also understand the difference between a ‘mistake’ & ‘mob violence’. Can you? https://t.co/EIJ9EtSzwL
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) June 24, 2019
It seems Sanjay Jha is the only active member of the Congress with everyone else going AWOL. Aside from making a moderately funny pun on RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya’s resignation, he has called for protests against the mob lynching in Jharkhand. Now if only he could stir other members of his party out of their slumber.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) June 24, 2019
Columnist E. Jean Carroll alleged that US President Donald Trump had sexually assaulted her 23 years ago. In his usual dismissive and misogynist way, he made a nasty crack. Don’t think that will get you off the hook, Mr President.
Trump says sexual assault accuser E Jean Carroll 'not my type' https://t.co/Y68c4rTJyq
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 25, 2019