This Article is From Apr 20, 2015

Pink Floyd and Much Banter As Derek O'Brien, Milind Deora and Jay Panda Chat on Twitter

Pink Floyd and Much Banter As Derek O'Brien, Milind Deora and Jay Panda Chat on Twitter

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If you think Indian politicians are boring, catch these three leaders, from different parties, engage in light-hearted banter on Twitter. They do it often.

As shouting MPs forced adjournments in Parliament today, Jay Panda of the Biju Janata Dal, Derek O'Brien of the Trinamool Congress and Milind Deora of the Congress talked about school and classes and yes even threw in a Pink Floyd reference on the social media site, much to the amusement of Twitteratti.

It began last evening, when Trinamool Congress member Derek O'Brien, who is a Rajya Sabha member tweeted that it feels "funny" that while the Budget session of the Lok Sabha resumed today after the break, the Rajya Sabha would convene till Thursday.
  For those who came in late, Lok Sabha opened today to allow the government to issue a new ordinance or emergency order on land acquisition, incorporating nine amendments cleared by the House in the first part of the Budget session. The Rajya Sabha will start a new session from Thursday, April 23.

Well moments later, BJ Panda, retweeted Mr O'Brien's tweet saying that this may be because the Lok Sabha has more 'disciplined' members. Mr Panda, is a Lok Sabha MP from Orissa. Mr O'Brien responded to the BJD MP today: Milind Deora quickly reminded the Parliamentarians about his earlier advice: Don't tweet in class. The TMC leader then reminded Mr Deora that he is not in class today. He also asked Mr Deora to return to 'school' soon. Milind Deora, a former MP, lost the national election last year. Milind Deora, known for his skills on the guitar, got the Floyd in: This isn't the first time the three amused social media with their humorous conversations.

In February, the three politicians engaged in some 'light hearted moment' too. No prizes for guessing who had the last laugh then.