After Twitter war, Bihar minister apologises to Smriti Irani; wonders what was so offensive in word 'Dear'

As war of words between Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary on Twitter created a furore, the latter on Tuesday apologised to the Union Minister.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016, 00:25 AM IST
After Twitter war, Bihar minister apologises to Smriti Irani; wonders what was so offensive in word 'Dear'

Patna: As war of words between Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary on Twitter created a furore, the latter on Tuesday apologised to the Union Minister.

Speaking to the media, Choudhary, a Congress leader, justified his tweet saying, “I had very respectfully asked in a tweet "Dear Smriti ji, when is new Education policy going to come".

Further making his point, the Bihar Education Minister said, “Don't know what did she (Smriti Irani) find so offensive in 'Dear'. Don't think there is any kind of disrespect in this (word).”

“But I still apologise to Smriti Irani ji if I have hurt her feelings in any way,” he added.

The whole controversy erupted after the Congress leader questioned the HRD Minister on the new education policy. Here's what he tweeted:

 

However, word 'Dear' enraged Irani and the Bharatiya Janata Party leader shot back saying: @AshokChoudhaary mahilaon ko 'dear' keh ke kab se sambodhit karne lage Ashokji ?

However to her surprise, the Twiteratis reacted strongly to her reaction on Choudhary's tweets.