You may remember the controversy over the HRD Minister, Smriti Irani being addressed as ‘dear’ by Bihar’s education minister, Ashok Choudhary.
Irani, as we had reported, had taken offence to being addressed as dear and not ‘honourable’ causing a huge social media backlash.
While responding to a user, Irani had retorted, “Grammar theek karo beta (Correct your grammar son).”
This was in response to the user Saral Patel’s use of english ‘Had you went to college/university you would know that it’s a common practice to address ppl as dear. (sic)’
On Friday, Irani’s English became a subject of social media conversation once again and this time it was her ‘beta’ reminding her to correct her ‘spelling.’
On Friday Irani tweeted, “Interacted with Hon Governer Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naikji. (sic)”
It may not have been a big deal had she not admonished a user to correct his grammar only a few days ago.
The user on Friday wasted no time in getting back to Irani by reminding, “spelling theek karo auntyji- From your beta (Correct your spelling auntyji, from your son.)”
To ensure the small typo doesn’t turn into a full blown episode of embarrassment once again, the HRD minister was quick to delete the earlier tweet and replace it with correct spelling of Governor. But, by the time she deleted the tweet, it had already been shared more than 50 times.
Irani’s ‘beta’ later tweeted calling the HRD Minister’s latest spelling errors as ‘karma.’