Soon after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi finished his speech in Parliament where he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring his cabinet colleagues on critical issues, a full-scale war ensued on Twitter. Union ministers, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, came to the PM’s defence.
The first salvo was fired when ministers reminded Rahul of the social media where nothing disappears from memory. Old Twitter posts were revived to catch Rahul off-guard once again, with top ministers of the Modi government fiercely countering his claims on the Naga accord.
Minutes after he finished, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal fired a salvo reminding the Congress vice president about a tweet by then Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki (of the Congress Party) which was deleted under pressure of the Congress High Command.
Sonowal lambasted the Congress’ negative politics in the North-East and contrasted it with Narendra Modi’s efforts.
Twiteratti did not wait long to tear into Rahul’s half-truths.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also punctured Rahul Gandhi’s absurd claims by Tweeting: