Earlier within the day, Guha tweeted quoting British author Philip Spratt‘s remark in 1939 that Gujarat was economically robust however “culturally backward”.
Sitharaman then posted a weblink to an article printed in September 2018 in regards to the Poland authorities organising occasion to honour former Jamnagar king, Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijaysinhji Jadeja, for giving shelter to 1,000 Polish youngsters throughout World Conflict II.
“In 1939, when Philip Spratt, from Britain, belonging to the Communist Worldwide wrote, (who @Ram_Guha quotes) this was what was occurring in Gujarat: Jamnagar… Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijaysinhji Jadeja… saved 1,000 Polish youngsters #Tradition,” Sitharaman tweeted.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani additionally responded to Guha’s tweet saying that Indians wouldn’t fall for “methods” of dividing them.
Quickly after, Guha tweeted: “I believed it was solely the Gujarat CM, however now it appears even the FM is obsessing a few humdrum historian’s tweets. The economic system is unquestionably in protected fingers.”
Taking a swipe at Guha, Sitharaman tweeted late within the night: “The economic system may be very a lot in protected fingers; fear not, Mr. Guha. Taking cognisance of ideas in present nationwide discourse+responsibly doing my job aren’t mutually unique. Both method, an curiosity in historical past is a plus. Certainly an mental reminiscent of your self ought to know that.”