Like any other politician or influencer in the world, Indian politicians majorly use social media to wish us on festivals, to help people in need, or even throw comments on other people’s (read: politicians’) posts. But it’s a new era, and politicians are learning how to be pro at social media. Let’s have a look at some of the times when Indian politicians owed the Twitter game.
PM’s Modi play of words on Arnab Goswami show.
When Smriti Irani took offense at the word ‘dear’.
mahilaon ko ‘dear’ keh ke kab se sambodhit karne lage Ashokji ?— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 14, 2016
When Arvind Kejriwal commented on Modiji’s fun ride.
Is this an ad for OLA and Reliance? pic.twitter.com/UbZMxF6PDM— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 2, 2016
Omar Abdullah is every cheeky commentor on Ram Gopal Varma’s tweet.
No wonder your movies are such block buster hits all the time 🙂 https://t.co/r8WUm0amwQ— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 26, 2015
When Sushma Swaraj was one sassy lady.
Brother I cannot help you in matters of a Refrigerator. I am very busy with human beings in distress. https://t.co/cpC5cWBPcz— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 13, 2016
Sushma Swaraj strikes again.
Media – Pl avoid the headline : ‘Sushma skips Oath Ceremony’.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 5, 2016
When Modiji gave as good as he got.
Absolutely. Happy to be the Pradhan Sevak for each and every Indian. https://t.co/BEreA1GNVJ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2017
When Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted the tweet of a lifetime.
ठीक बा। देखा ना, बीजेपी ने तुम्हें यूपी में नहीं घुसने दिया तो फायदा हुआ। https://t.co/KBzqOjGdzM— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) March 11, 2017
Shashi Tharoor gets cheeky about demonetization.
इस समय मोदी जी की हालत उस बावली बहू की तरह हो गयी है, जिसने पहली रोटी तवे पर डालते ही पूरे परिवार को खाना खाने बिठा दिया हो #Demonetization— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 22, 2016
Arvind Kejriwal is every Indian mom.
ठंड आ गयी है। मफ़्लर निकल गया। आप भी अपना ख़याल रखें।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 8, 2016