Two Bollywood celebrities, Kirron Kher and Gul Panag are going to contest in Lok Sabha elections this year, at the same constituency - Chandigarh. While Kirron is contesting from a BJP ticket, Gul is invited by Arvind Kejriwal's AAP to be a direct candidate in election from the same constitution. Before the 'election campaigning war' starts in real, it started on Twitter.
Gul Panag, who has got an easy entry to be the candidate for AAP, is the one who started it all! She tweeted, "Doubt if I'll have the energy to run around like this and serve my people when I'm 60. I guess that's why there's normally a retirement age." Most people perceived this as an indirect remark pointed at Kher who is contesting for the poll from the same constituency.
Kirron was not furious or demeaning while she replied, that too indirectly, for this mean Twitter remark of Gul Panag. She tweeted, "I may not be a marathon runner but I know slow and steady wns the race. I love the josh in our Karyakartas."
Kirron's tweet was much more dignified because she avoided taking pot shots at her opponent. It looks like we can be sure of one thing - Which candidate is more mature and well behaving? Sure, it is the veteran Kirron.
Kirron was in national politics much before the party gave her a ticket to contest, but Gul Panag never served people working under any party, but very interestingly, AAP has invited her directly to be their candidate from Chandigarh. So much for transparency and non-elitism, right?