Former international athlete sends Rs 1,000 cheque to Smriti Irani to buy bangles for PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have come under plenty of criticism following the brutal killings of 25 CRPF soldiers in Chhattisgarh and three soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

On Thursday, Modi was trolled on Twitter when he paid his condolences on the death of Bollywood actor and the BJP MP, Vinod Khanna. Many Twitter users found it ironical that the PM had not tweeted on the killings of three Indian soldiers in Kashmir but had not forgotten to express his sorrow on Khanna’s death.

The phenomenal increase in the deaths of Indian soldiers during the Modi government has also prompted many to dig out the BJP leaders’ old speeches targetting the then Congress-led UPA government under similar circumstances.

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Now a former athlete from Lucknow has taken a dig at the Union Textiles Minister, Smriti Irani, reminding her a speech that she had made in 2013 while offering to send bangles to the then PM Manmohan Singh.

Former athlete, Ajeet Verma has ‘sent’ a cheque of Rs 1,000 asking Irani to buy bangles with that money for PM Modi. (Read the letter below)

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Verma says he is a silver medalist in Asian cross country and founder Sparsh Sports Development Foundation, which is working for sports development in India.

Irani’s speech in 2013 (watch below)  was in response to similar killings of the CRPF soldiers. In a style, reminiscent of PM Modi, Irani had said, “I feel like sending bangles to the Centre’s Congress government. I want to ask them to wear these bangles. That’s because when 10 boys from Pakistan come and attack our territory, then not only the Congress is a mute spectator but the party was also pleading before Pakistan.”

Earlier this week, 25 CRPF soldiers were killed by suspected Maoists in Sukma prompting widespread condemnation. A CRPF jawan posted in West Bengal had posted a video slamming Home Minister Rajnath Singh while adding that the latter should visit the families of the slain soldiers’ families if he had ‘iota of shame left.’

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“Go to Sukma and speak to CRPF jawans and you will know where the problem is. When the roads are built, the credit is given to Chhattisgarh government, but jawans will have to sacrifice their lives. And Rajnath Singh ji, if you have iota of shame, then don’t pay tribute to martyred soldiers’ dead bodies. Go and visit their families and pay your respect,” Pankaj Mishra had said.

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