Anupam Kher’s old tweet on patriotism triggers war of words with Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Veteran actor Anupam Kher’s eight-year-old tweet on patriotism created a ruffle on Twitter with Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday.
Quoting American author Edward Abbey in a tweet in the year 2012, vocal BJP supporter Anupam Kher tweeted, "A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.":) Edward Abbey— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) October 9, 2012
Retweeting an 8-year-old tweet of Anupam Kher, Tharoor in a quipped manner, wrote, "Thanks @AnupamPKher. Agree with you totally here. "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it (~Mark Twain)."
As the trend of picking up old tweets by political leaders and celebrities has given birth to many spats online, likewise this incident also turned into a heated war on microblogging site Twitter.
As a response to Tharoor’s tweet, Kher promptly highlighted his "unemployment and brainwashing" by tweeting in Hindi: "You searched for my 2012 tweet, commented on it. This is a sign of joblessness and one that of a weak mind. This proves you have stooped low. My tweet is still relevant for the corrupt. You know it."
प्रिय @ShashiTharoor! आपने मेरे 2012 के ट्वीट को ढूंढकर निकाला, आज उस पर टिप्पणी की। ये न केवल आपकी बेरोज़गारी और दिमाग़ी कंगाली का प्रमाण है।बल्कि आप इंसानी तौर पर कितना गिर चुके हैं इसका भी सबूत है।मेरा ये ट्वीट जिन लोगों के लिए था वह आज भी भ्रष्टाचार का प्रतीक हैं।You Know It. pic.twitter.com/IUaD9vVPwM— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 28, 2020
Arguing over his statement, Tharoor got back at Kher asking: “What would you say about a government that only quotes 1962,1975& 1984?” He lashed out by saying that this is also a sign of joblessness and one that of a weak mind. My tweet is for those people who are showing incompetence at the Indian border.
. Dear @anupamPKher: So my quoting your 2012 tweet is stooping low; what would you say about a Govt that only quotes 1962,1975& 1984? यह भी बेरोज़गारी और दिमाग़ी कंगाली का अंतिम प्रमाण है? मेरा ये ट्वीट जिन लोगों के लिए हैं वह आज भी अपनी नाकामयाबी दिखा रहे हैं भारत के सीमे में.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 28, 2020
The two were seen earlier seen locking heads with each other on a twitter brawl in 2016. The exchange of tweets turned ugly after Kher blamed Shashi to be scared to admit that he is a Hindu.
Both personalities have been reported to engage in similar brawls in the past over political issues.
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