Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra, known for her charged speeches in the Lok Sabha, stirred the hornet’s nest on Tuesday by calling India ‘Susu Potty Republic’.
In a tweet slamming the Delhi Police raid at Twitter India’s Gurugram office on Monday night, Moitra said: “Welcome to our Susu Potty Republic! Drink Gaumutra, smear cowdung and flush the rule of law down the toilet.”
“Delhi Police issue notice to Twitter and land up in their offices for rightly calling out BJP’s fake document as manipulated media. Go figure”,” she said.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Monday sent a notice to Twitter India in connection with a probe into a complaint about an alleged ‘Covid toolkit’, asking it to share information based on which it had classified a related tweet by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra as “manipulated media”.
Two police teams also descended on the microblogging site’s offices in Lado Sarai in Delhi and in Gurgaon on Monday evening, with Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal saying the teams went to the Twitter office to serve a notice to Twitter as a part of a routine process.
The Opposition parties, including the Congress and the TMC, termed the Delhi Police’s action “murder” of freedom of speech and ‘a proof’ that the BJP leader were trying to hide the “fraudulent toolkit”
Netizens slam Moitra
Mahua Moitra’s tweet, calling India a ‘Susu Potty Republic’ did not sit well will several netizens who slammed her for her language and demanded strict action against her.
Several internet users tagged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and urged him to take action against the TMC MP.
A Twitter user even went on to advise TMC MP Mahua Moitra to leave the country and go live in Bangladesh.
BJP leader and lawyer Charu Pragya also slammed Moitra for her “unparliamentary” language.
hat’s the toolkit controversy?
The toolkit controversy started last week when BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and a few other ruling party leaders shared a document under the Congress’s letter head, purportedly describing a toolkit to malign Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to control the pandemic.
A day later, the Congress claimed that the document was forged and filed an FIR against Patra and several others for circulating the fake letter.
Soon after, Twitter flagged BJP leader Sambit Patra’s tweet on the alleged toolkit as “manipulated media”.
The Centre raised an objection over the tag and directed Twitter not to interfere in the investigation.
On Monday, Delhi Police served a notice to the social media giant asking it to explain the grounds on which the “manipulated media” tag was added to Patra’s tweet.
Courtesy – Indiatoday