War of words is something common in social media platform like Twitter. As there are many new trends coming up, now a trend of retweeting old tweet is been trending on Twitter. Shashi Tharoor, in order to be the part of ongoing trend retweeted Anupam Kher’s eight-year-old tweet which can be read as, “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government”. Anupam Kher who is vocal BJP supporter tweeted the quote by Edward Abbey back in 2012. While retweeting the tweet, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor wrote, “Thanks @AnupamPKher. Agree with you totally here. "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it (~Mark Twain)." Meanwhile, this retweeting trend became the source of heated argument between the two and in order to reply Shashi Tharoor, Kher tweeted in Hindi saying that, “You searched for my 2012 tweet, commented on it.
This is a sign of joblessness and one that of a weak mind. This proves you have stooped low. My tweet is still relevant for the corrupt. You know it." Shashi Tharoor didn’t keep calm and replied on Kher’s tweet, saying that, “What would you say about a government that only quotes 1962,1975& 1984?” He lashed out by saying that this is also a sign of joblessness and one that of a weak mind. My tweet is for those people who are showing incompetence at the Indian border”. The ongoing trend resulted in both the personalities losing their cool. However, seeing the war of words between the two personalities over the political issue is not something new.