Jaitley erroneously tweets AAP, ‘TEJ’ instead of new APP ‘TEZ’, deletes later


Google’s new digital payment app, Tez, was launched by Finance Minsiter, Arun Jaitley on Monday. During the launch, FM said that the compulsion of going digital, post note ban had become a habit and e-payments would gather pace on account of government initiatives and technology advancement.

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However, the twitter handle of Jaitley had put out the below tweet at half past noon on Sep 18 :

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The tweet had two glaring mistakes, which the twitter users were prompt to point out; firstly the new app was called ‘Tez’ which was incorrectly spelt as ‘Tej’.

‘Social Samosa’, a leading twitter handle with 21k plus followers (which talks about various aspects of social media), took a dig at the tweet put out by FM, questioning what would you do if your Category ‘A’ Influencers misspell your brand name on the launch day.

Another major error which could not go unnoticed was the word “app’ spelt as ‘aap’.

In times when auto spell checks can lead to overturn the complete meaning of our communication, twitter users did not miss the mention of a probable more frequently used word ‘AAP’ on the keypad of FMs handle.

Arun Jaitley has now deleted the erroneous tweet.

A quick recall on the on going case between Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Vs Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal :

Jaitley had filed a civil defamation suit against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, seeking Rs10 crore in damages. The suit claimed that Kejriwal had made derogatory remarks against Jaitley in the proceedings of another defamation suit between the two.

The objectionable and defamatory remarks were made during a court proceeding and were duly recorded by the court.

Another civil defamation included a case against Kejriwal and some other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) politicians in the Delhi high court for making allegations of financial irregularities that dated back to the time the finance minister was president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) in the 2000-01 to 2012-13 period.

Jaitley has sought Rs10 crore in compensation for alleged defamatory remarks made by Kejriwal, Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai against Jaitley and his family. A criminal defamation case on the issue is also being heard simultaneously at another forum.


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