Senior BJP leader Chandan Mitra on Tuesday had become a top twitter trend. That’s because a comment by Mitra on NDTV on Monday night had prompted twitteratis to discuss the journalist-turned-politician all through the night.
Mitra, while responding to NDTV anchor Barkha Dutt’s allegation that BJP supporters on social media were known for giving grief to their own leaders on occasions they made statements criticial of the Modi government, said, “twitteratis are nothing but sounding board. These are the people who have nothing better to do than just express their opinions on various political subjects.”
Dutt gave example of Anutag Thakur, a BJP MP and also a senior functionary in the Indian cricket board, the BCCI. Thakur, according to Dutt, was hounded by BJP’s twitter brigade, because he had supported the idea of resuming cricket series with Pakistan.
BJP trolls, who viewed this as a direct confrontation to the party’s public posturing advocating a tougher stand against Pakistan, had launched stinging attack against Thakur for holding such views.
Prime Minister Modi is known to have given patronage to BJP’s most abusive trolls on twitter. Some of the twitter users Modi had invited for personal audience after becoming prime minister are those who have been notorious for using the most disgusting expletives against their critics.
So, Mitra’s comments comparing BJP’s twitter users as people who have nothing better to do in life, were bound to have made him a twitter ‘sensation’ overnight.
Here is how twitter reacted;
— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) December 7, 2015
BTW did BJP "implode" on TV debates after Chandan Mitra's comments?
Nah.. only AAP "implodes"
— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) December 8, 2015
Ppl saying just ignore Chandan Mitra's statement, pls he is not some random, faceless troll, he is one of BJP's official representatives.
— SudhaPutra Ratnakar (@ScorpiusMaximus) December 8, 2015
Pervert Bhakts morphed nude pics of Nandana when angry with Amartya Sen, Pray to god they don't do same to @kushanmitra s/o Chandan Mitra
— Sir Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhaqat) December 8, 2015
The likes of Chandan Mitra forget that BJP supporters are not blind & brain dead supporters like congis & aaptards, we put India first.
— Madhav (@mahesh10816) December 7, 2015
Chandan Mitra said the obvious. Chaddis r not very bright people. That is why they are chaddis. No self respecting person can be a chaddi.
— Reformer Brumby (@brumbyOz) December 7, 2015
So are Bhakts angry with Chandan Mitra for calling them stupid or for calling them stupid "on NDTV" ?
— Vivek (@vivek17b) December 7, 2015
Let BJP spokies litter on national Channels.. I hardly have any hopes from them. For me, BJP is all about Modi this time. #ChandanMitra
— Masala Chai (@neha_jpn) December 7, 2015
Arrogance of BJP blowhards like Chandan mitra will cost the party very dear.
— Kapishreshta (@AgentSaffron) December 7, 2015