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Government strikes back! Asks Yashwant Sinha to check the record growth in Twitter character limit under NDA Government

28, Sep 2017 By Sandeep Kadian

New Delhi: A day after veteran leader Yashwant Sinha complained about the state of Indian economy and the sluggish growth, NDA Government has responded by saying that several sectors are seeing record-breaking growth under this government. Giving the example of increase in Twitter’s character limit, government has said that it makes no sense to complain about lack of growth when some sectors are seeing triple-digit growth.

Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha trying to link Twitter to Economy

“If Yashwant Ji had written this article last week, maybe it would have made more sense. But on the day Twitter’s character limit jumped from 140 to 280, he is complaining about lack of growth? That is really not fair. During UPA times, Twitter’s character limit was stuck at 140 for years and now thanks to NDA Government’s policies, it has doubled. What more proof does one need to realize that there is unprecedented growth happening all around us? Yes we may not have been able to create enough jobs but with Twitter’s increased limit, all the jobless people will still be occupied”, a senior Finance Ministry official said.

When we asked the link between government and Twitter, the official said ,”Oh come on, all our ministries run on Twitter only. Railways to External Affairs, everyone is solving people’s problems via Twitter. it is obvious that they increased this character limit to help us solve more problems through our tweets.”

Meanwhile, impressed by the reaction to Yashwant Sinha’s article, Congress leadership is wondering whether they should pick a veteran leader from BJP to be the face of opposition during 2019 elections.