Two senior BJP leaders were today left embarrassed after they set Twitter abuzz with criticism by “wishing happiness” on the occasion of Good Friday, a day observed to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The volley of criticism was directed at Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and party leader Shahnawaz Hussain. Sharma later deleted his tweet.
“May you be blessed with goodness and prosperity. Happy #GoodFriday,” Sharma had tweeted, while Hussain said, “Warm Greetings on #GoodFriday to all of you!”
The irony of “greetings” on the solemn occasion was not lost on Twitterati who called for “classes” on how “not to wish” while a few pointed out that the tweets were in “bad taste”.
Sharma later corrected his faux pas and tweeted:
Nawab Malik responded to Hussain saying:
Author Rana Safvi said wishing people on Good Friday was akin to saying “Happy Aashoor (Moharrum)“.