Paresh Rawal, Twit

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“In­stead of ty­ing stone pel­ter on the army jeep” tweeted ac­tor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal, en­gag­ing typ­ing fin­gers be­fore brain, “tie Arund­hati Roy!” File his re­mark un­der the bulging cab­i­net re­served for ‘Dumb Things Peo­ple Say on Twit­ter’, if you’re feel­ing char­i­ta­ble. And some­one should tell Rawal that there is no ev­i­dence a “stone pel­ter”, rather than an or­di­nary ci­ti­zen, was tied to the front of the jeep. Roy has de­vel­oped a tough hide and will need it to be tougher still to with­stand the abuse that will surely fol­low the pub­li­ca­tion of her long-awaited sec­ond novel, The Min­istry

of Ut­most Hap­pi­ness, on June 6. She has the courage of her con­vic­tions. More than can be said for the ‘pa­tri­ots’ and key­board war­riors. n

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