Times Now journalist trolled for Modi tweet, forced to apologise

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Incessant trolling by right-wing brigade recently forced a Times Now journalist to issue public apology and delete his tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prashant Kumar was one of several journalists, who reacted in shock on Khadi Udyog’s decision to eject Mahatma Gandhi out of 2017 calendar and table diaries to make way for Modi.

Times Now journalist

Kumar’s tweet said, “Now that we have got a new Gandhi, how soon the Godse comes is the question. #KhadiModiFied”

As expected, the journalist was inundated with tweets from the right-wing troll army, most of whom tagged his employer Times Now and Vineet Jain, the Managing Director of Times of India group, asking for his sacking.

Faced with barrage of unpleasant tweets, Kumar, whose Twitter bio says ‘Covers politics, principally UP Politics. PERSONAL space. Views completely MINE, not my channel’s/employers’ soon clarified.

He wrote, “I m appalled at crtn individuals who r maliciously misinterpreting my tweet abt PM. Those deliberately doing it shud be ashamed of thmslvs.(sic)”

But, this failed to pacify his right-wing Hindutva detractors, who continued to harass him on the microblogging site.

On Sunday he posted an apology, “Frnds, dis tweet hs been cmpltly misinterpreted by many. He is my PM too. Views r absolutely mine and not my channel’s. Apologies. Thanks. (sic)”

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Where has freedom of speech gone these days?
    Our self-styled Gandhi can ban channels if u dare speak against him. Such a sorry state of Indian democracy.

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