Political personalities and known personalities indulging in Twitter debates is not a new thing, but usually these are restricted to short exchanges, seldom turning bitter.
Anupam Kher earlier decided to call the Sahitya Akdemi movement politically motivated to discredit PM Modi, and questioned why no one stood up like this for Kashmiri Pandits and victims of 1984 riots.
Rajdeep Sardesai expressed his opinion on Twitter, inviting a reaction from Kher, and that resulted in an unpleasant Twitter spat.
Would be good to know how many Shiv Sainiks have gone to Kashmir to show solidarity with jawans or attended funerals of soldiers.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 12, 2015
How sad that you chose such an insensitive expression to justify your attempt of trying to be a messiah of truth. https://t.co/C6lnXST35O— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 12, 2015
Rajdeep hit back, but Anupam Kher did not mince his words as he went on.
Insensitive? Just calling the bluff of those who claim to have a monopoly on desh-Bhakti. https://t.co/SebZsSqTyD— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 12, 2015
What desh-Bhakti have u shown towards d mass murder & exodus of Your fellow Kashmiri Pandit Indians in so many yrs? https://t.co/k1mK5iU3Yb— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 12, 2015
What is d point of debating with you my friend! It is like trying to wake up a person who is pretending to sleep.:) https://t.co/PsOQJQCkgg— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 12, 2015
Finally, Rajdeep tried to resolve the issue
You are right sir. deleted because it was personal and below the belt. Not done. Apologies. As for guts, I fear God. https://t.co/S2NMzYZpDI— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 15, 2015
Will tweet much less now. Have learnt my lesson. I wish you all friends, the very best. Life is too short, this country too great. Bye.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 15, 2015