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After Ansari clarifies ‘no invite’ on Yoga Day, #IstandWithHamidAnsari trends on Twitter

Minister of State for AYUSH said that when Prime Minister is the chief guest at a programme, the President or Vice President cannot be invited as per protocol as the two are above the PM in order of precedence.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2015 5:40 pm
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Senior RSS and BJP leader Ram Madhav’s tweets where he questioned Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s absence from the Yoga Day celebrations at the Rajpath seems to have backfired. The vice-president’s office later clarified that he was not invited to the event. Following this, Madhav deleted his tweets. But not before the twitteratti noticed the tweets. Demanding an apology from the BJP leader, the hashtag #IstandWithHamidAnsari started trending.

Today, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik, whose Ministry organised the International Day of Yoga event at Rajpath on Sunday, said when Prime Minister is the chief guest at a programme, the President or Vice President cannot be invited as per protocol as the two are above the PM in order of precedence.

Here are some of the tweets

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    Rajesh
    Jun 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm
    Its great that everyone's standing with the VP, but can your wallets also stand with him? Personally, I dont want my taxes to be wasted on a useless office that has no actual role to play in govt. I hope all the VP's supporters will also be willing to support his bills.
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      raj
      Jun 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm
      does not matter - let there be iftar party in this holy month of ramzan where ansati and namo could share the dias with the devotees/invitees.
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        Ramana MV
        Jun 22, 2015 at 6:32 pm
        It is funny! Eeryday i see one person say on another person. Freedom of speech is not selective. In India anybody can say anything against anybody! The press is mad indeed. The politicians match them. I agree as far as i see Ansari is one of the few gentlemen! He is not as offensive as our president!
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          wahiduzzaman2008@gmail
          Jun 23, 2015 at 12:43 am
          So the crux is a senior rss bjp man rammadhav doesn't know the president,vp n pm protocol precedency. Inko bharat hi pta nhi h wrna tiranga nagpur me v lahrate. Ye log deshbhakti kya janenge jo yoga ke time tirange se pasina pochhte hn paaon pe tiranga rkhte hn. Media v to kuch v dikhane me lga rhta h.
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