The newly-elected MP from Kairana, Tabassum Hasan, has reacted angrily to the fake news being spread by the supporters of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Speaking exclusively to Janta Ka Reporter, the RLD MP, who pulled off a stunning win from Kairana last week, said that she was going to file a criminal complaint against those who falsely attributed hate messages to her.
Hasan told Janta Ka Reporter, “I don’t check my phone that often. It was only after a reporter from a TV channel showed me on his mobile phone that I became aware of the viral fake news. My team has since been digging deeper to trace the original source of this fake news item. They’ve now found that the members of Hindu Yava Vahini were behind this malicious act.”
Hassan said that the BJP supporters had been left rattled post Kairana defeat. “They know that they have nothing tangible to offer to voters, so they are now making grounds for themselves ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
“I come from a religion, whose prophet went to ask for the well-being of an old lady, even though used to throw garbage at him. I represent people of all religion. I come from a very respectable family, which has been in politics for generations. Anybody who knows our family will tell you that we don’t such languages for anyone, let alone for a religion,” she continued.
Frustrated by BJP’s loss in Kairana Lok Sabha bypolls, a group of BJP supporters have resorted to a dangerous game of fake propaganda in a bid to potentially causing communal riots and polarise votes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Moments after the RLD candidate Tabassum Hassan defeated the BJP’s Mriganka Singh, the foot soldiers of BJP’s social media troll army took to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to quote fake statements attributed to Hassan.
The viral photo, which has fake statements from Hassan, has been posted by high profile BJP supporters on social media including those followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the photo, Hassan is accused of terming Kairana’s victory as ‘Allah’s victory’ and ‘Ram’s defeat.’
One Facebook user, Kamal Tyagi, on Facebook wrote, “I am very happy today. I was hurt by our defeat in Kairana this morning. But as soon as Tabassum Begum said ‘this is Islam’s victory and defeat of Hindus’ it felt good, very very good. This is a slap to those who, in their opposition to Modi, voted for Tabassum.”
Tyagi’s cover photo on Facebook has Yogi Adityanath’s image. He has nearly 1,50,000 followers on Facebook. The fake message continues to remain on his page. Other users followed by Modi too shared the same message on Twitter.
The newly elected MP also said that she was filing a police complaint against the miscreants adding that her team had traced the culprits to be members of Hindu Yuva Vahini, founded by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Tabassum Hassan on Thursday had trounced her BJP’s rival Mriganka Singh to wrest the crucial Kairana Lok Sabha seat from the saffron party with a huge margin. She was being supported by all the other opposition parties including the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the BSP. The fight in Kairana had become a test case for the opposition’s unity ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha polls.
Experts are unanimous that the opposition’s unity in Uttar Pradesh will spell disaster for Modi and shatter his dream to be re-elected as India’s prime minister. Hence, the desperate efforts to cause communal riots in UP, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats.