Nirmala Sitharaman's Response to Twitter User Who Called Her "Sweetie"

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Response from Nirmala Sitharaman on Twitter User Who Called Her & # 39; Sweetie & # 39;

Response from Nirmala Sitharaman on Twitter User Who Called Her & # 39; Sweetie & # 39;

Nirmala Sitharaman excluded a man who addressed her as a "sweetie" in a tweet.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman excluded a man who tweeted her as a "treasure" accusing her of misquoting Swami Vivekanand.

On Sunday, 60-year-old Sitharaman went on Twitter to celebrate Swami Vivekananda's birthday with one of his quotes. "Wake up, get up and stop dreaming!" Read part of the excerpt from & # 39; The Awakened India & # 39; by Swami Vivekananda Ms. Sitharaman posted on Twitter.

After the publication of the verse, the minister added that the words come from "The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda IV, pp. 388-89".

In response to the tweet, Twitter user Sanjoy Ghose tried to tell Ms. Sitharaman that she had not used the correct quote.

"@nsitharaman quotes Katha Upanishad & Swamiji's assumption that the saying" wake up "applies," he wrote. "Sweetie, it doesn't stop until your goal of not dreaming is reached."

"Get up, wake up and don't stop until you reach your goal" is a slogan inspired by a schloka from Katha Upanishad, popularized by Swami Vivekanand in the late 19th century.

Ms. Sitharaman contradicted Mr. Ghose's claim that she misquoted Swami Vivekanand.

"While he is often quoted in the verse by Katha Upanishad, what I extracted comes from & # 39; The Awakened India & # 39; written in August 1898," she wrote. "By the way, I cited the reference under the verse itself," she added, asking the Twitter user to look it up if they were interested.

Ms. Sitharaman's response was praised by many as "worthy", while others criticized Mr. Ghose's use of the term "sweeter".

Nirmala Sitharaman will present the first full year budget on February 1, 2020.

Last week, her office published several tweets in response to critics who questioned her absence at a pre-budget meeting where Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with top economists.