Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was being attacked by Smriti Irani, and other AAP leaders tweeted the journalist's tweet and made a mockery of the union minister.
Following this the BJP leader, who is known for talking bluntly, dared the columnist on Twitter asking her to tag her directly and criticise instead of talking behind her back because its an act of cowardice.
Ghose made a mockery of Smriti Irani's usage of term 'blasphemous' in her press conference against AAP's tirade on Union Minister Arun Jaitley.
In a series of tweets tagging Ghose, Irani asked her to schedule a one on one interview with her instead of engaging in banter.
The minister ended her series of tweets saying she doesn't have time for the journalist's melodrama for she has work to finish.
What did Sagarika Ghose say?
Smriti Irani says charges are "blasphemous"! Erm..blasphemy? As in an act of insulting God?— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) December 17, 2015
How Smriti Irani reacted:
@sagarikaghose mujhse kuch kehna hai to tag me, Peeth peeche kaayar bolte hai. Have a good day.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 17, 2015
@sagarikaghose by the way the term 'blasphemy' is also used in context of those we consider 'inviolable', do let me know if I'm wrong.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 17, 2015
@sagarikaghose Madam it's obvious you want to engage in banter. Best if you schedule a 1 on 1 interview, will answer every question. (1/2)— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 17, 2015
@sagarikaghose till then I'm sure you have work to do as do I. (2/2)— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 17, 2015
@sagarikaghose didn't know you had a penchant for melodrama, nice. Beg your pardon now but productive work beckons.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 17, 2015
How Twitterati reacted following Smriti Irani's tweets:
Smriti Irani wants to make India Pakistan.She wants blasphemous laws so that no one could criticise her political GODS.— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) December 17, 2015
Ask something to Smriti Irani by tagging her,she never replies Criticize her without tagging,she turns up out of blue to show her arrogance— Sudhanshu (@Sudshek) December 17, 2015