Lalu Yadav taunts Sushil Modi over Yogi Adityanath oath-taking invite; BJP man retaliates, then rushes to delete, re-post tweet

By: | Updated: March 19, 2017 5:28 PM

While all eyes were on the swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and BJP senior leader and former deputy chief minister and finance minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi were busy in taking jibes at each other.

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While all eyes were on the swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and former deputy chief minister and finance minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi were busy in taking jibes at each other. Both the leaders took to their official Twitter account to humiliate each other on Sunday. The Twitter war was started by Sushil Modi, who targetted Lalu after the declaration of the name of Yogi Adityanath as the UP CM on Saturday. Sushil posted a tweet saying Lalu Yadav is so much shocked with Yogi becoming the CM that he does not know how to even react.

The tweet looks to have amused and irritated Lalu who retweeted it taunted Modi for him not being invited in the oath taking ceremony of Yogi –  BJP likely did not send any invite to one of its most senior leaders in India. In his jibe, the RJD chief asked him to get his ears pierced, become bald and change his look as that might help revive his career – he looks to be saying Modi should change his look to mirror that of Yogi Adityanath who has his ears pierced and wears saffron robes. Lalu did not stop here and moved on to make a big show of sympathy to Modi in a sarcastic-kind-of-way. In his tweet, Lalu asked Modi not to be so sad either at the turn of events. Taking the Twitter war to the next level, Lalu did not only tweet this but also pinned it to the top of his account wall.

Though Sushil Modi did not reply on the tweet directly, he tweeted separetly that he was actually present at the high-profile ceremony in Lucknow. He tweeted, “Sitting in Pandal to be witness to oath ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as CM”. It was followed by tweeting his pictures from the event. But it was soon deleted and reposted with pictures of Yogi taking oath on the stage.

Earlier on Saturday also Sushil Modi targetted Lalu Yadav. Saying that leaders of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress have been exposed in Narada Sting Operation, he asked Lalu Yadav whether he will rope in his lawyer Ram Jethmalani for that case too – the high-profile lawyer fought for Lalu during the fodder scam.

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Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh witnessed a high-profile swearing-in ceremony of its new chief minister. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to BJP chief Amit Shah along with CMs of 14 NDA-led states were present on the occasion. Former CM of UP Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav also shared the stage on the occasion.

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