Today if you are influential, specially a credible politician then think before you open your mouth. Before television channels start talking about it, you are already trending Twitter and even if you don’t care your online reputation is at stake. Today is the day of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Twitter.
Like all other Congress politicians, the Haryana CM also tried to avoid commenting on any questions raised by IAS officer Ashok Khemka about the Robert Vadra-DLF land deal and the issuance of land development licenses in his state.
Khemka has submitted a 100 page submission to the government about the alleged involvement of Vadra who also happens to be the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Khemka has further demanded an investigation into licensing of 21,000 acres of land for various uses by the government in the past eight years, including the 3.53 acres that was part of the Vadra-DLF deal.
However, the CM speaking to Hindu clarified that there is no complaint against Vadra and further added that the charges that have been raised are baseless. While sharing his views on Vadra, the CM also stated that he is as good as a small farmer who has collaborated with a developer (DLF) and can sell his license along with the land and reap the benefit.
#IfRobertVadraIsASmallFarmer trends on Twitter
The Vadra-DLF deal has been raising eyebrows for quite some time for reasons quite known but the comparison with a farmer by the CM didn’t go down well with netizens. Hashtag #IfRobertVadraIsASmallFarmer has been trending from the start of the day at the top of India Twitter trends. The remark has become a hunting ground for the comedians of Twitter and netizens who couldn’t digest the weird remark by the CM of Haryana. Listed below are some of the tweets that would crack you up.
Well-rounded family though. Robert Vadra grows food for everybody. Sonia distributes food to everybody. Rahul eats food from everybody.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) August 27, 2013
#IfRobertVadraIsASmallFarmer Amitabh Bachchan is a struggling actor. FAKE FAKE FAKE
— Faking News (@fakingnews) August 27, 2013
#IfRobertVadraIsASmallFarmer then aam aadmi 2 will get into AIIMS ICU for mild fever!
— SanghParivar.Org (@SanghParivarOrg) August 27, 2013
#IfRobertVadraIsASmallFarmer then Virat Kohli respects all sisters and mothers
— Comedian Praveen (@Funny_Leone) August 27, 2013
#IfRobertVadraIsASmallFarmer Bill Gates is a neighbourhood electrician.
— Stereotypewriter (@babumoshoy) August 27, 2013
— Gaurav (@bwoyblunder) August 27, 2013
#IfRobertVadraIsASmallFarmer then he should be called Kisan- in- law
— Ajith (@ajith27) August 27, 2013
Wonder if the Haryana CM cares about his remark trending as a national joke but once again Congress party’s online reputation goes for a toss.