HRD Minister Smriti Irani & Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi indulge in ugly Twitter spat

By: | Updated: May 23, 2016 10:54 AM

Twitter spats are often known to turn ugly, as was the case with the tweets duel between Priyanka Chaturvedi and Smriti Irani.

Smriti Irani, Priyanka ChaturvediSmriti Irani vs Priyanka Chaturvedi: Irani retorted, “@priyankac19 why are you so interested in my security? Planning anything?”

Twitter spats are often known to turn ugly, as was the case with the tweets duel between Priyanka Chaturvedi, National Spokesperson of Congress and HRD Minister Smriti Irani. Priyanka Chaturvedi had tweeted, “Ms @ShefVaidya a perceived threat to @smritiirani’s life gets Z sec,here I am struggling to get rape/death threat investigated. cut the crap.”

Chaturvedi has claimed to have received an open threat on Twitter of ‘rape and murder like Nirbhaya’.

Chaturvedi’s tweet, which was in reply to a columnist, had Smriti Irani saying, “I don’t have Z security Madam.” Chaturvedi went on to reply, “Madam I don’t know the internal workings of Home Ministry, I go as per newspaper reports. I presume no security at all then @smritiirani?”


Irani was quick to retort, “@priyankac19 why are you so interested in my security? Planning anything?” The war of words went on with Chaturvedi saying, “Not worth my time, so don’t worry on that front @smritiirani, you must concentrate on creating another campus ruckus.” Irani then took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, “@priyankac19 dats more Rahulji’s forte. Oh wait, losing Assam is. My bad. Have a good day.” The exchange ended with Chaturvedi hitting out, “Repeatedly losing and yet becoming a minister in the cabinet is your forte. You have a glorious day too @smritiirani.”

According to news reports last week, Smriti Irani will be given ‘Z’ category security with armed commandos guarding her in view of increased threat perception to her life.

The Home Ministry took the decision after intelligence inputs suggested that Irani is facing high level of threat to her life following several incidents of turmoil in academic institutions, including the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and Hyderabad University, official sources told PTI.

Under ‘Z’ category security, the HRD Minister will be guarded by about 18 armed commandos at any given time. When she would be travelling, there would be a pilot and an escort vehicle with armed guards providing security cover.

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