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In Twitter ‘trends’, AAP-SAD slugfest on drugs, Majithia, Mann

The political slugfest over Punjab’s drug abuse problem turned fiercely personality-oriented online on Monday, with the top two Twitter ‘trends’ in India being cross-allegations against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Bikram Singh Majithia and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann.

punjab Updated: May 02, 2016 22:59 IST
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Bikram Singh Majithia (left) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann (right)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Bikram Singh Majithia (left) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann (right)(HT File Photo)

The political slugfest over Punjab’s drug abuse problem turned fiercely personality-oriented online on Monday, with the top two Twitter ‘trends’ in India being cross-allegations against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Bikram Singh Majithia and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann.

While the top trend at 6.30pm, with over 11,000 tweets and counting, was #DrugSupplierMajithia, the second spot was taken by the trend #BhagwantMannDrugAddict, though the two trends were exchanging spots rather quickly.

By 11pm, #DrugSupplierMajithia had stopped trending while twitteratis kept tweeting under the hashtag #BhagwantMannDrugAddict.

The drug menace is a hot issue for long, and is gaining traction online and offline with merely nine months to go for the Punjab assembly elections in 2017. Here are some reports that track the fight on the ground:

Read: AAP’s Sanjay Singh: Will say thousand times, Majithia smuggling drugs

Read: Drug abuse: Captain, Bhagwant Mann lash out at Sukhbir over wrong data

Read: SAD workers burn effigy of AAP leader Bhagwant Mann

Read: Kejriwal to adopt kids of Barnala suicide victim: Bhagwant Mann

Expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar also joined the bandwagon with the following tweet:

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