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Smriti Irani wishes a happy birthday to ‘beta Saral’ who had trolled her on Twitter

Saral Patel was one of the only Twitter users who got a response from Smriti Irani during the controversy.

By: Trends Desk |
December 9, 2016 7:11:56 pm
Smriti Irani wishes Saral Patel a happy birthday Smriti Irani wishes Saral Patel a happy birthday

Textile Minister Smriti Irani is being lauded on the Internet after she wished Twitter user Saral Patel on his birthday. But he is no popular personality. In fact he was one among many who had trolled her when the controversy around usage of the word ‘dear’ broke out in June this year. “Birthday greetings @SaralPatel007 , blessings from Auntyji :-)” she tweeted gently pointing out the word ‘autyji’ he had used earlier.

Responding to her sporting gesture, Patel tweeted, “This is really very kind of you. Truly appreciate this gesture & its a very pleasant surprise, Thank you Auntyji! #Respect” playing along in good spirit.

Patel is the same guy who commented on Irani’s objection to usage of the word ‘dear’ for her by Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhury when she was the HRD Minister. “Dear Smriti Irani ji, if you ever find time from politics and speeches, then please focus on the new education policy,” he had tweeted. Irani shot back, “mahilaon ko ‘dear’ keh ke kab se sambodhit karne lage Ashokji ?”

Patel was one of the only Twitter users who got a response from Irani during the controversy. “Madam, Had you went to college/University you would know that its a common practice to address ppl as “Dear”,” he had said. Irani wittily responded asking him to check his grammar. “Grammar theek karo beta,” she wrote.

Read the tweets here.

This was the exchange that took place in June.

Guess what? He has actually changed his Twitter name to “‘Beta’ Saral’!

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