Union Minister Smriti Irani and Congress Party’s Rahul Gandhi have often sparred on the micro-blogging site Twitter on various political issues. Recently, both the leaders locked their horns again after Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the Centre government via a tweet on Monday after the Supreme Court’s ruled out a landmark decision that women officers can get permanent commission in the armed forces and also will be eligible for command posts in the army.
In his Tweet, Rahul Gandhi slammed the central government for disrespecting every Indian woman by arguing with the Supreme Court and for denying women permanent commission and command postings. He further congratulated India’s women for proving BJP wrong. He wrote:
“The Govt disrespected every Indian woman, by arguing in the SC that women Army officers didn’t deserve command posts or permanent service because they were inferior to men. I congratulate India’s women for standing up & proving the BJP Govt wrong.”
Here, check out his Tweet:
The Govt disrespected every Indian woman, by arguing in the SC that women Army officers didn’t deserve command posts or permanent service because they were inferior to men.
I congratulate India’s women for standing up & proving the BJP Govt wrong. https://t.co/B67u5VNkrK
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 17, 2020
Rahul Gandhi’s tweet didn’t go down well with the Union Minister Smriti Irani, who gave him a withering response to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Smriti Irani aimed at Rahul Gandhi by addressing him as “Begani shaadi mein Abdullah deewane” and went on to blame the Congress government for “twiddling its thumbs” on the issue and asked Rahul Gandhi to ask his social media team to fact check everything before posting it online. She wrote:
Here, check out the Tweet:
आदरणीय बेगानी शादी में अब्दुल्ला दीवाने,
It was PM @narendramodi Ji who announced Permanent Commission for Women in Armed Forces, thereby ensuring gender justice & @BJPMahilaMorcha took up this issue when your Govt. twiddled its thumbs. Tweet से पहले टीम को बोलो check kare 🙏 https://t.co/DQhm3tRc0g
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) February 17, 2020
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