Delhi BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma came under fire from Twitter users for using picture of Gujarat riots for violence in West Bengal’s Basirhat
NEW DELHI,July10: Delhi BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma came under fire from Twitter users for allegedly passing off a picture of the 2002 Gujarat riots as that of the violence in West Bengal’s Basirhat.
“Since trolls spent a sleepless night covering-up Basirhat violence, sharing media pics of the riots. Hope they report this to @WBPolice too,” Ms Sharma posted on the micro- blogging site and attached an image of charred vehicles along with it.
The twiterrati, however, pointed out to her that the image was from 2002 and accused her of spreading a rumour.
Ms Sharma, in a defiant tone, said the photo reflected the reality of Bengal, irrespective of the place. “I received a flyer from organisers of Save Bengal protests and I put it out. This has woken up the people in Lutyen’s Delhi who have maintained a stoic silence on Bengal till now,” added the leader. ”
Many Twitter users tried to draw the attention of the Delhi Police towards the tweet and demanded that she be arrested.
“Requesting @WBPolice to take my tweet as a Complaint against @NupurSharmaBJP for her fake and provocative posts and Arrest her immediately,” said a Twitter user. “Can’t trust any BJP handle these days. Films, old riots all is being passed off as Bengal,” said another.