Press Esc to close
Wednesday 26 April 2017
News updated at 11:17 AM IST

Bharti tweets against President

NEW DELHI, Jan 27, 2014, DHNS: 1:55 IST
 ''If the AAP actions are anarchy, what would the honourable President consider the 1984 and 2002 riots? agitation? Lol a good joke Mr President,'' Bharti tweeted on Monday. PTI file photo
Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who drew flak for his controversial raid against the African community, on Monday made another faux pas by tweeting against President Pranab Mukherjee’s remark that “populist anarchy can’t be a substitute for governance”, which was seen as a dig at the AAP.

"If the AAP actions are anarchy, what would the honourable President consider the 1984 and 2002 riots? agitation? Lol a good joke Mr President," Bharti tweeted on Monday.

The minister, however, was quick to delete his comment. Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had welcomed the President’s warning as a beginning of a healthy debate.

When BJP MLAs were protesting outside Kejriwal’s office at the Delhi Secretariat, demanding that Bharti be sacked, the tweet surfaced as a major embarrassment to the AAP government.

Congress leader Mukul Wasnik said it was not appropriate for Bharti to comment on the President’s speech.

“Does Somnath Bharti’s tweet/delete mean I eat my words?,” wrote Sudha N Bharadwaj. Not long after Bharti deleted his tweet, the Twitterati started talking about the deleted post and shared it.

Bharti’s post was similar to Shekhar Kapur’s tweet on Sunday. "Dear Mr President.

Activism n Anarchy r not the same. Anarchy was 1984 when mobs went on rampage killing Sikhs. Provoked by State n Police." Kejriwal had retweeted the Kapur’s post.

However, on Twitter, retweets are not often viewed as endorsements.

The deleted post was one of the five tweets posted by Bharti on Monday. In two of those tweets, he wrote how women and journalists he met recently approved of his work. He also posted a link where people of his constituency could register their complaints.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Wife of of CRPF martyr Surender Thakur, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh ...

Wife of of CRPF martyr Surender Thakur, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh ...

Wife of CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh saluting her husband's body during his funeral in ...

Wife of CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh saluting her husband's body during his funeral in ...

Daughter of CRPF martyr Sanjay Kumar, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh, wail ...

Daughter of CRPF martyr Sanjay Kumar, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh, wail ...

CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh being carried during his funeral in village Sathiala, some 50 ..

CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh being carried during his funeral in village Sathiala, some 50 ..

Union Minister Radhakrishnan paying respect to the body of CRPF martyr Alagupandi, at Madurai ...

Union Minister Radhakrishnan paying respect to the body of CRPF martyr Alagupandi, at Madurai ...

Injured CRPF jawans being airlifted to Raipur by an IAF chopper for treatment on Monday follwing ...

Injured CRPF jawans being airlifted to Raipur by an IAF chopper for treatment on Monday follwing ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh enquiring about the health of injured CRPF personnel at the ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh enquiring about the health of injured CRPF personnel at the ...

School children pay tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma ...

School children pay tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh paying tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh paying tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in ...

Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.