With Smriti Irani, Ashok Choudhary locked in Twitter battle over 'Dear', Tejashwi Yadav gives a casteist twist – Here's what he said

As Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary were on Tuesday locked in a bitter war of words on Twitter after the Congress leader addressed her as "dear", Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav tried to turn the fiasco into a casteist battle between the two leaders.

With Smriti Irani, Ashok Choudhary locked in Twitter battle over 'Dear', Tejashwi Yadav gives a casteist twist – Here's what he said

Patna: As Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary were on Tuesday locked in a bitter war of words on Twitter after the Congress leader addressed her as "dear", Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav tried to turn the fiasco into a casteist battle between the two leaders.

Taking pot shots at Irani, the youngest son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted: “Just asking out of curiosity is "Dear" an offensive word or it becomes wen a minister frm dalit community calls so?”

“Dear Madam @smritiirani Ji, Glad u r in Bihar.Welcome! OBCs want reply from u. Will u give reservation to OBC in AssoProf & Prof ?@PMOIndia,” his another tweeted read.

The RJD leader's reaction came as the controversy surrounding Irani and Choudhary became the trending topic on Twitter.

The whole episode started after Choudhary, a Congress leader, questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party leader regarding the the new education policy.

Here are a series of tweets, which would explain the entire episode.

However, the Dear word mentioned in the tweet didn't go down well with the HRD Minister. She hit back tweeting:

But to her surprise, the Twitteratis reacted strongly to her reaction on Choudhary's tweets. 

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