Rajeev Chandrasekhar carries many identities. Aside from being a media baron in the south, he’s also BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP. More recently, he helped Arnab Goswami establish Republic TV in 2017. Even though he sold most of his shares recently, his Asianet still holds a minority stakes in Republic TV.
The man is back in the news for posting a distasteful tweet on the late Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi. This was after Congress President Rahul Gandhi remembered his father on the microbloging site paying tribute to him on his death anniversary. Gandhi wrote, “My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive. I miss him. On his death anniversary, I remember my father with love & gratitude.”
My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive.
I miss him.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 21, 2019
Responding to Gandhi’s tweet, Chandrasekhar wrote, “I just want to know one thing – who “taught” u this pathological obsessive lying skills?.”
I just want to know one thing – who “taught” u this pathological obsessive lying skills? 🧐 https://t.co/4jVm9KDaV7
— Chowkidar Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@rajeev_mp) May 21, 2019
Soon Chandrasekhar began to face incessant trolling as many found his tweet in poor taste. Here are some examples.
Did your father teach you how to cheat father-in-laws, jackass?
— Sasidharan Pazhoor (@inquestioner) May 21, 2019
Why did you steal your In-laws money!?
— Raksha Ramaiah 🇮🇳 (@RakshaRamaiah) May 21, 2019
Come on .. this not a nice thing to say on this na Rajeev. .. not today
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) May 21, 2019
— Sadhavi Khosla🇮🇳 (@sadhavi) May 21, 2019
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE terrorists on 21 May 1991 in Tamil Nadu.