Raj Babbar is new UP Congress chief: From witty to shocking, a look at the Twitter war

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New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2016 12:42 PM

Congress appointed actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar the state party Chief in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, amidst surmises about Priyanka Gandhi’s role in the state.

Raj Babbar has remained part of the Lok Sabha thrice so far. Babbar was also a Rajya Sabha member from 1994 to 1999. (PTI)Raj Babbar has remained part of the Lok Sabha thrice so far. Babbar was also a Rajya Sabha member from 1994 to 1999. (PTI)

Congress appointed actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar the state party Chief in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, amidst surmises about Priyanka Gandhi’s role in the state. The announcement of Babbar’s appointment was made by party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a press conference in Delhi.

The 64-year-old actor began his political career in 1989 after he joined the Janata Dal before joining the Samajwadi Party. He has remained part of the Lok Sabha thrice so far. Babbar was also a Rajya Sabha member from 1994 to 1999. He joined the Indian National Congress in 2006 and came to the prow in the famous by-elections of 2009 in UP, where he defeated Dimple Yadav, wife of current Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, and won a Lok Sabha seat.

Soon after the announcement Twitter was inundated with tweets. Check out the ‘war of words’ here:

Ujjaval Shah ‏@UJJAVALSHAH2

@ScorpiusMaximus Irony,Raj Babbar’s film career was sabotaged by Amitabh Bacchan a ex-Gandhi family retainer,nw Babbar trying saving Gandhis

Santosh Mishra ‏@santoshmishra
Fortune favours the brave, goes the adage.. how befitting it is to veteran actor Raj Babbar.Now comes the ‘SHER’ beware all #UPWithRajBabbar

Sanghi ‏@ExSecular
Congress has taken a smart move by appointing Raj Babbar as Congress chief in UP, they understood that Priyanka card will not work!


RKHURIA ‏@rkhuria Mumbai, India
@priyashmita @ShekharGupta Don’t take Shekhar seriously 4 once.Raj Babbar has impeccable secular credentials, defeated Akhilesh Yadav’s wife

Rosy ‏@rose_k01
Raj Babbar when he came to know that he is appointed as UPCC President -अब और कितना Botox करवाऊ ???

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