New Delhi, January 11: Bharatiya Janata Party’s national in-charge of information and technology cell, Amit Malviya, on Thursday shared a video of Bollywood actors chanting ‘Jai Hind’ on a flight with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and boasted the works of BJP government in last four-and-half-years. But he forgot that his usage of words could be taken in a negative aspect and would be trolled.
Malviya, while sharing the video in his tweet, stated that Bollywood actors for the ‘first’ time chanted ‘Jai Hind’ together and there he committed the mistake. With his tweet, he not only irked the trolls, but even the people who believe development did not take place in the last four years. Did Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan Mingle With Each Other During Bollywood-Modi Meet?
Slamming Malviya for politicising ‘nationalism’ with BJP’s tenure in the central government, trolls were of the opinion that even before Modi government, people were patriots and it would be a too stupid reason to boast the works of BJP-rule. Some even suggested BJP’s IT cell in-charge to stop credits for everything and get rid of ‘pseudo-patriotism’.
Accusing the BJP of engaging in ‘show-off’ and less bothered about the welfare of the countrymen, trolls stated these actors were nationalists even before Modi government, and BJP should stop trying to take credit for making these actors say ‘patriots’.
Let’s look at the Tweet by Amit Malviya and post-reactions:
Have we ever heard film-stars chanting Jai Hind like this before?
This is what changed in 4 years! pic.twitter.com/mT7Qlj9kpd
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) January 10, 2019
Are you stupid Malviya? Are you telling me they had less love for country before Modi? You guys were elected to better the country not make people chant Jai Hind.
— Raghuram Rajan (@ArunSFan) January 11, 2019
There were some, who gave the tweet a communal angle.
Never saw Film Stars in this avtar. pic.twitter.com/WCzweXswc3
— abhimanyu gandhi (@abhi_jokers) January 10, 2019
RSS BJP ISI agents are going mental knowing that their anti India agenda is over
Now they taking credit for anything, out of desperation
— Bulwark for India - Bal (@BulwarkBoy) January 10, 2019
Some trolls started debating on ‘nationalism’.
Isse pahle ye sab deshdrohi the deshbhakt to sirf modi ji ne banaya hai
— VISHAL (@vishal1234000) January 11, 2019
so Rajesh khanna ,Vinod khanna,Hema Malini,Jaya Bachhan ,jaya Prada,Amitabh Bachan,Govinda etc current and ex members of parliament were hesitant to chant Jai Hind and those in video r the actual desh Bhakts & the others were actors.Big B needs to show more loyalty panama papers
— jerry جیری راج (@jerryrajrod1) January 10, 2019
There have been patriotic/nationalistic movies/albums made much before the last 4 years. Always invoking a sense of love and pride towards the nation. pic.twitter.com/8EvXSheFRx
— Aaqib Raza Khan (@aaqibrk) January 11, 2019
It can be said that the video was written with a context to popularise the movie ‘Uri’ – based on ‘Surgical Strike’ – releasing on January 11. With this movie and the post, the BJP’s IT cell in-charge tried to set their ‘nationalism’ agenda, but it became a failure due to the usage of words.