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Ease of doing business triggers Rahul, Jaitley Twitter war

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday mocked at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the spoof of a Ghalib couplet, saying everyone knows the “reality” of ease of doing business in India but “Dr Jaitley” prefers to delude himself.

“Sabko maaloom hai ‘ease of doing business’ ki haqeeqat; khud ko khush rakhne ke liye ‘Dr Jaitley’ khayal achha hai,” Gandhi tweeted.

The Congress leader, with his new and humorous avatar on the social media, tweaked Urdu poet Ghalib’s famous couplet: “Hum ko maloom hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin; dil ke khush rakhne ko Ghalib ye khayal achcha hai” (We know the reality of Paradise O’ Ghalib; but to keep the heart happy about it, this idea is good).

Jaitley immediately shot back at Gandhi, pointing out the difference between the Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA governments.

“The difference between the UPA and NDA — the ease of doing corruption has been replaced by the ease of doing business,” the Finance Minister tweeted, apparently in reply to Gandhi’s tweet that was re-tweeted more than 4,000 times, attracted nearly 2,500 comments and 9,000 likes within four hours of the post.

On the other hand, Jaitley’s tweet had 720 comments, was liked by 1,700 tweeter users and retweeted 720 times within an hour of his reply to the Congress leader.