Regulation Minister Kiren Rijiju has condemned a sexist tweet by actor Siddharth on a social media submit by badminton star Saina Nehwal.
Ms Nehwal had raised considerations on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety breach in Punjab, the place is convoy needed to wait on a flyover for 20 minutes on account of a protest on his route.
To this, actor Siddharth had replied, “Refined cock champion of the world… Thank God we’ve got protectors of India. Folded fingers. Disgrace on you Rihanna.”
In a tweet at the moment, Mr Rijiju, who was Union Youth Affairs and Sports activities Minister earlier than he was appointed Regulation Minister, praised Ms Nehwal for being a “steadfast patriot in addition to being an Olympic medallist.”
“India is pleased with Saina Nehwal for her excellent contributions in making India a sporting powerhouse. She is a steadfast patriot in addition to being an Olympic medallist. Making an affordable touch upon such an icon persona depicts an individual’s ignoble mentality,” Mr Rijiju tweeted.
India is pleased with @NSaina for her excellent contributions in making India a sporting powerhouse. She is a steadfast patriot in addition to being an Olympic medalist ????????
Making an affordable touch upon such an icon persona depics an individual’s ignoble mentality. https://t.co/L4yV3xdRuh
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 11, 2022
Siddharth’s tweet was additionally condemned by different leaders. Nationwide Fee for Girls’s chairperson Rekha Sharma has mentioned she would take up the matter with the police.
BJP chief Khushbu Sundar mentioned the tweet was “very crass”. “…Do not get carried together with your hatred in direction of a person,” Ms Sundar advised the actor, who she known as a “pal”.
Siddharth in one other tweet responded he didn’t imply to disrespect anybody and his “delicate cock” tweet contained no sort of insinuation. His “Rihanna” tangent referred to the worldwide pop star giving help to farmers who had been protesting towards three new farm legal guidelines – now withdrawn – in February final yr, after which Indian celebrities and leaders had criticised her for interfering in India’s inner issues.
Ms Nehwal had raised considerations over PM Modi’s convoy’s being stopped for some 20 minutes on the flyover in Punjab’s Bathinda. “No nation can declare itself to be secure if the safety of its personal PM will get compromised. I condemn, within the strongest phrases doable, the cowardly assault on PM Modi by anarchists,” Ms Nehwal had tweeted.