U'khand flood: How Twitter becomes a nasty tool of politics

New Delhi, July 1: Sushma Swaraj, Manish Tewari, Ajay Maken -- the senior leaders of Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) engaged in a nasty fight on Twitter.

It seems that the micro-blogging site has become a tool of politics. This time the politicos began their war over Uttarakhand flood which ravaged the hill station. The rescue operations are expected to come to an end on Monday, July 1. However, sources reported that more than 1,000 are still stranded in the region.

Sushma Swaraj

The war began when Congress Minister Manish Tewari irked Sushma Swaraj commenting that Swaraj and Arun Jaitley had never visited the flood-hit state but but have attacked the government for its ineptitude. Replying to Tewari's comment, Swaraj tweeted, We did not go to Uttarakhand because Home Minister made a public statement that our visit will hamper the rescue effort."

Attacking Tewari over his statement, Swaraj also added, "The truth is that I woke you up about the scale of tragedy when I spoke to Home Minister on 18th June and tweeted about this.."

"When we enforce accountability, you call it politics. We will not allow you this escape route to hide your failures," tweeted Swaraj defending their stand on the Uttarakhand devastation.

Earlier another Congress minister Ajay Maken had tweeted, "Instead of helping in relief works in U'khand, don't try to use this calamity as a Political Opportunity! #NoPoliticsOverCalamity."

The politicians continue their fight which disappointed the aam aadmi (common man) of the country. The leaders seem to have forgotten the pathetic conditions of the victims who lost their relatives, properties due to the heavy rain, landslide and flood.

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