NEW DELHI: Author and columnist Shobhaa De, who is known for making controversial comments on micro-blogging site Twitter has invited ire of Modi’s supporters for taking a dig at the Prime Minister, saying ‘wearing iconic cap doesn’t make you Netaji’
The photo of PM Modi wearing the famous Azad Hind Fauj cap to mark the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of ‘Azad Hind government’ by Subhash Chandra Bose went viral on Sunday.
Addressing the event held at the Red Fort in Delhi, PM Modi said, “It is unfair that to glorify one family. The contribution of several other great leaders was deliberately forgotten. It is high time more Indians knew about the historic role of stalwarts Sardar Patel, Babasaheb Ambedkar and Netaji Subhas Bose.”
But, Modi donning the famous Azad Hind Fauj cap, did not go down well many people on social media including the columnist. Taking to the Microblogging site, Shobhaa De, in particular, tweeted, “Wearing an icon’s trademark ‘topi’ does not make you a Netaji.”
Wearing an icon's trademark 'topi' does not make you a Netaji .
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) October 21, 2018
This ire Modi’s supporters, who are quite active on social media. One Modi supporter wrote, “Scribbling something on sheet of paper doesn’t make u a writer either.”
Writing cheap filth doesnt make you a writer..
— Anu Mathur (@AnuMathur19) October 22, 2018
Criticising everything honorable PM does is not journalism.
— K Srinivas Rao (@direwolf_hermit) October 21, 2018