“What about Navika Kumar?”: BJP supporters demand Saina Nehwal-like apology from actor Siddharth for calling Times Now anchor ‘Stoolkit’


Soon after actor Siddharth issued a public apology for his ‘subtle cock champion’ jibe for Saina Nehwal, BJP supporters have begun demanding a similar statement from the Rang De Basanti star for calling Times Now’s Navika Kumar. Siddharth had called Times Now anchor ‘stollkit’, who was capable of raising a stink.

Sharing a tweet posted by Times Now with a video featuring Navika Kumar, the actor had written, “This woman is a Stoolkit. She will raise a stink for sure.”

The Times Now tweet had featured a clip of Kumar’s TV broadcast as it questioned the alleged security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab recently. The Times Now tweet had read, “#ModiSecurityBreach #SawalPublicKa Why play with #PMModi’s security? Why is the prime minister’s security a topic for politics?”

Kumar wasn’t alone in spreading the BJP’s narrative on the much-talked-about security breach. While the BJP slammed the Congress government of Punjab for deliberately compromising Modi’s safety during his trip to Punjab, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi rubbished these claims. Channi said the real reason for Modi’s frustration was the empty chairs at the venue of his planned rally in Ferozepur.

Modi was forced to return to Delhi after his convoy was stuck for 20minutes at a flyover in Bhatinda. He was scheduled to fly to Ferozepur but had decided to travel by road due to poor weather.

Several celebrities including badminton player Saina Nehwal had taken to social media to make extraordinary claims that Modi was attacked during his Punjab visit. While Saina faced condemnation for peddling fake news, Siddharth had targeted her with a ‘subtle cock champion’ jibe.

The National Commission for Women had asked police in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to register a case against Siddharth for outraging Saina’s modesty. Days later, Siddharth issued a public apology saying that Saina will always remain her champion.

But BJP supporters are now demanding a similar apology from Siddharth for Navika Kumar.