Patna, June 14: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday (June 14) engaged in a war of words with Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary on the micro-blogging website Twitter over the word 'Dear' which the latter used to address the former.
Talking exclusively to OneIndia Choudhary said: " Irani's behaviour exposes double standards. Dear is not at all a disrespectful word. However, since she was in Bihar, I asked Smriti Irani about education policies."
"I was just asking a question on behalf of the students of Bihar. We have been promised so much without any result."
"She always diverts from the main issue of education and focus on unnecessary subjects on Twitter debate. Irani has the habit of insulting Dalits and it was so in the case of Rohith Vemula and now she has insulted me too. I also hail from the Dalit community," Choudhary said.
Choudhary took to Twitter to ask Smriti Irani about the new education policy for the state. He tweeted:
Following which Irani also replied:
To which Choudhary countered:
Usually Irani does not take criticism very lightly and despite of being a minister she is very active on Twitter.
Even the Twiteratti enjoyed the spat and chipped in: