Activist Kavita Krishnan sparked a war on Twitter after she accused the prime minister of having a record of stalking daughters.
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to post selfie with their daughters during his Mann ki Baat radio programme, Krishnan, secretary of All India Progressive Women Association in a rather nasty tweet wrote, “Careful before sharing #SelfieWithDaughter with #LameDuckPM. He has a record of stalking daughters.”
The statement has not gone down well with Modi's followers and supporters and is being trolled on Twitter.
“You have to be really blinded with hatred to diss something like #SelfieWithDaughter just because it is proposed by Modi,” said Shefali Vaidya.
“Spineless Kavita Krishnan the so called fighter for women’s rights, has really stooped too low to get attention,” said another tweet.
@manisha1515 tweeted, “@kavita_krishnan Take a chill pill. #SelfieWithDaughter is not for people like you… You’d be better off participating in #KissofLove.”
Another one followed, “@kavita_krishnan only people who aren’t worth stalking can think of such a lowly thing -- shakal achchi nahin toh baat toh dhang ki kar – huh.”
“@kavita_krishnan please ... please give up your hatred!” said another tweet.
While praising the initiative of sarpanch of Haryana's Bibipur village in his radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi urged people to share selfie with their daughters along with a tagline for his government’s initiative ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’.
Bibipur village sarpanch Sunil Jaglan had started a “selfie with daughter” competition wherein fathers were to post their ‘selfies’ with their daughters.
Krishnan also questioned Modi's silence on various controversies surrounding his ministers. “Modi Mann Ki Baat speaks of Rakhi. For him this means protection of corrupt ‘sisters: Sushma, Vasundhara, Smriti, Pankaja on whom he’s silent’,” Krishnan tweeted.
Image: Secretary of All India Progressive Women Association Kavita Krishnan.