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Vote: Dear or Respected Smriti Irani?

June 15, 2016 12:34 IST

Dear, Respected or Honourable -- what, according to you, would have been the most appropriate way to address the HRD minister?
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Smriti IraniOn Tuesday, June 14, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar's Education Minister Ashok Choudhary engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the latter addressed the Union minister as 'Dear.'

Choudhary asked Irani: 'Dear @smritiirani ji, when will we get New Education policy..? When will year 2015 end in your calendar..?'

An irate Irani replied, '@AshokChoudhaary mahilaon ko 'dear' keh ke kab se sambodhit karne lage Ashokji? (Since when did you start addressing women as 'dear'?)'

Quick to defend his stand, Choudhary said, 'Professional emails start with "dear".'

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