30 June. During his radio talk ‘Mann ki baath’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called people to upload selfies with their daughters. This, according to him is ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’ (save the girl child, educate the girl child) movement!
That any democracy can question its leaders, anywhere, on anything, can’t they? So, naturally, people started questioning the PM’s intent. When there is so much halloo-balloo over corruption and scams in the Modi-government, how cleverly this man escapes with his pet obsession, selfies, they questioned.
For now, four leading women ministers (two in the Union cabinet, two in states) of BJP are embroiled in a controversy around corruption and illegal behaviour – Sushma Swaraj (External Affairs) and Smrithi Irani (HRD ministry) at the Centre, and Vasundhara Raje (Chief Minister of Rajasthan) and Pankaja Munde (Women & Child Welfare Minister in Maharashtra; she is the daughter of the flamboyant, heavyweight late Gopinath Munde).
But the compulsive speaker and social-media savvy Prime Minister Modi has refused to even indirectly refer to these scam, despite the uproar by the Opposition parties and PM’s allies as well as the public rage against these. His deafening silence worse than he himself had accused (and mocked) his predecessor of!
In this context left wing feminists and activists like Kavita Krishnan started finding fault with PM Modi. And all hell broke lose! People attacking Kavita and all those critics in the worst possible language – language and manners which by default can insult their idol Modi!
This can’t be an acceptable form of idol worship. This can’t be a democracy. This can’t be mature, permissible social behaviour. And it needs to be put down immediately. Freedom of expression must be respected without abusing others. Here is the content & the reference:-
Twitter’s Up In Flames Over Alok Nath’s Hateful Tweet
Babuji’s not-so-sanskaari moment.
By Social Watch | Yahoo India – Mon 29 Jun, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest episode of Mann Ki Baat propagated the hashtag #SelfieWithDaughter. In it, Modi asked Indians to share their photos with their daughters.
The hashtag flooded social media with family pictures. But some, such as Kavita Krishnan, called out Modi for his silence on the festering issue of corruption charges against two leading women ministers in BJP, Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje.
Alok Nath v Kavita Krishnan
In case you are still in doubt about Krishnan’s political leanings, she’s a Marxist feminist and the secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association. Every now and then, these communist types crawl out of whatever rock they’re living under to shake their fists at the world.
But her tweet was an invitation to ‘The Bhakts’, who promptly came swarming, like flies to fresh turd.
And then, there was Alok Nath.
Sorry, what?! Is this really Alok Nath? The epitome of sanskar? Babuji to everyone? Did he really do this? His tweet had come shortly after his own #SelfieWithDaughter.
He deleted the offensive tweet, but he justified himself by continuing his rant against Krishnan.
With one tweet, the veteran actor has destroyed the family-friendly image he had created for himself.
There were plenty who sided with Nath’s despicable choice of words, but here are some of those who didn’t.