Twitter or personal diary? Politicians tweet their hearts out
Politicians complain, declare and pick up arguments on Twitter nowadays. Twitter provides them with a platform to clarify their views and update everybody on what's happening with them. Here are the recent top tweets that made it to the headlines.india Updated: Mar 07, 2014 15:29 IST
Politicians complain, declare and pick up arguments on Twitter nowadays. Twitter provides them with a platform to clarify their views and update everybody on what's happening with them.
Here are the recent top tweets that made it to the headlines.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter on Thursday to lay bare differences between her and other BJP leaders, triggered by issues like such as BSR alliance and Venod Sharma’s entry into the party.
I am opposed to the BSR alliance or merger with BJP in Karnataka. @mukeshirs— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwarajbjp) March 6, 2014
I am strongly opposed to this. I have conveyed my views to Shri Kuldeep Bishnoi. Venod Sharma set to join HJC | http://t.co/clVaUiEtij— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwarajbjp) March 6, 2014
on Thursday led a strong criticism by political parties over the Uttar Pradesh government's move to press sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students who allegedly celebrated Pakistan's victory over India in an Asia Cup match last week.
after police registered a case of sedition against 67 Kashmiris studying at Meerut's Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU).
Sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably harsh punishment that will ruin their futures & will further alienate them 1/n— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
I believe the University did what it had to to control the situation but this action by the UP Govt is uncalled for & should be reversed 2/n— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
I will talk to UP CM ASAP & intervene on behalf of these misguided students to have this charge of sedition removed. 3/n.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
I believe what the students did was wrong & misguided but they certainly didn't deserve to have charges of sedition slapped against them 4/n— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
Finally while what the boys may have done in Meerut is misguided it certainly isn't illegal, regardless of who them were cheering.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
The sad fact is that some of these students are recipients of the PM scholarship for Kashmiris. Perhaps They need to introspect.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
Have just spoken to CM UP who has assured me he will personally look in to the matter of the Kashmiri students in Meerut.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
Late Thursday night, the sedition charge against the students was dropped.
Very glad that the UP Police has withdrawn the sedition case against the boys. Grateful to Akhilesh Yadav for his intervention in the case.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 6, 2014
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, who was briefly "detained by the Gujarat police" at Radhanpur in north Gujarat on Wednesday, slammed the BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi calling him "anti-common man and anti-farmers" working only for the benefits of "Adanis and Ambanis."
Clashes broke out between workers of the AAP and the BJP in half-a-dozen towns across the country hours after Kejriwal was briefly detained by police.
I urge all volunteers not to raise their hand n to stay calm n non-violent. U shud be prepared to lay down ur life but never raise hand— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 5, 2014
A day after the clashes, Kejriwal claimed
in a Gujarat town.
If BJP leaders think they can hide corruption in Gujarat by attacking my car,then they are underestimating the power of Aam Gujarati— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) March 6, 2014
AAP leaders Ashutosh and Shazia Ilmi were on Thursday questioned by the police and named in an FIR for
Still in Mandir Marg Thana. Interrogation over. Waiting for medical Chek up. Not arrested yet. #AAPinpolice— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) March 6, 2014
in state capital Gandhinagar. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley slammed Kejriwal's move on Twitter.
AAP’s Politics now includes the Right to gate crash, the right to a violent protest and the Right to take liberties with the truth.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) March 7, 2014
However, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh spoke in favour of Kejriwal's probe into Gujarat's development; he pushed the case for his party too in the same tweet.
I am happy Media now showing Gujarat Model of Development when Kejriwal doing Road Show. They didn't when Youth Congress said the same thing— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 6, 2014
Singh on Tuesday took potshots at Modi, saying that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has little sense of geography and general knowledge.
Singh's reaction came after Modi attacked the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh while addressing a rally in Lucknow on Sunday.
Modi- UP is 10 times bigger than Gujarat.We knew he is illiterate in History now we see him as illiterate in Geography and GK too!— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 4, 2014
Guj pop is 6cr- UP latest is 20cr.. Guj area - 1.96lakh sq km; UP 2,43,290 lakh sq km approx!!— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 4, 2014
First Published: Mar 07, 2014 13:53 IST