Netizens React to Manish Tewari’s ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Reference

Netizens’ sarcastic and amused response to Manish Tewari’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey ’ comment in the Lok Sabha.

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Manish Tewari mentioned ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in his speech in Lok Sabha

EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey has received media attention for many reasons, however, the reason for it to trend today was quite unforeseen. Congress leader Manish Tewari cited the novel’s title while elucidating his party’s stance on the effective revocation of Article 370 on Tuesday, 6 August.

In yesterday’s Lok Sabha session, the Centre decided to revoke Article 370, which granted special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Twitter erupted with hilarious reactions at the minister’s apparent ignorance of the novel’s content. Others linked this comic slip with the Congress party’s stand in the debate. Here is a glimpse of tweets that sum up the amusement the incident bestirred.


On the minister’s recommendation, some plan on adding the novel to their reading lists.

Others speculate about the Minister’s knowledge of the erotic novel...

Congress Party’s reading material and sources have been questioned.

Drawing an analogy between the novel’s plot and Congress’ reaction to the revocation of Article 370.

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