Mumbai, October 26: Renowned sportspersons like Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Manika Batra, PV Sindhu and Arjuna award winner Pooja Dhanda were trolled on Twitter today, on Saturday, for allegedly tweeting the same message. The tweet now going viral hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to empower women in the country. "I thank @narendramodi for his initiative to honour and empower women this Diwali. Acknowledgment motivates us to work harder and make India proud. #bharatkilaxmi. @KirenRijiju @PMOIndia," tweeted the sportspersons. However, it was the tweet from Pooja Dhanda that gave it away. The wrestler's tweet contained the word "Text" at the beginning of the tweet, which made it clear that the message was copy pasted.
"Such senior sports-persons copy-pasting stuff which they've been asked to tweet by the PMO. The person at the top forgot to remove the "Text: " bit which was to be stripped off before tweeting rest of the text," tweeted Pratik Sinha of Alt News. Several other users also shared screenshots of the sportspersons tweeting the same message.
Check the Message in the Tweet Below
Copy Paste Sports Icons 😂
— BananaRepublic🌎LoneWolf🐺 (@LoneRider2019) October 26, 2019
The Same Message Shared by Sportspersons Irked Few Users
All The Sports Women became puppets of Narendra Modi.
All Copy Pasting Same Tweets, Which is approved from BJP HQ 😤
Shame of You Idiots 🤭😤
— Anumod Markose (@AnumodMarkose) October 26, 2019
The 'Similarity' Was Hard to Miss
Who did this? Great sports women think like a cult? pic.twitter.com/KKVKNNKhvf
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) October 26, 2019
On Friday, Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports had said that PM Modi is appealing to everyone to celebrate #BharatKiLaxmi for the extraordinary success of the women of India.
"This Diwali, let's all celebrate womanhood. Societies grow when women are empowered and their accomplishments are given a place of pride! PM @narendramodi Ji has appealed to everyone to celebrate #BharatKiLaxmi for the extraordinary success of the women of India," Rijiju had tweeted.