MTNL ‘Endorses’ Tweet on Godse, Faces Backlash on Social Media

MTNL quickly deleted the tweet on Nathuram Godse after facing severe backlash on social media.

Updated20 Jun 2019, 11:48 AM IST
India
1 min read

State-owned telecommunications service provider MTNL on Thursday, 20 June, courted controversy after it endorsed a tweet by a troll account which praised Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

The twitter account goes by the name Nita Ambani and posted a tweet on Godse: “Hindus nowadays are afraid of supporting Godse whereas Muslims feel proud to name their kids Taimur.”

MTNL ‘Endorses’ Tweet on Godse, Faces Backlash on Social Media
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter screenshot)

MTNL’s response to the tweet, “It is difficult to digest the truth,” was met with severe backlash, leading it to delete the same.

“This is too much,” a user said on Twitter following MTNL’s tweet.

MTNL ‘Endorses’ Tweet on Godse, Faces Backlash on Social Media
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter screenshot)

In the embattled run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a controversy centred around Godse had erupted after BJP MP and Malegaon blast-accused Pragya Thakur termed him a “patriot”.

BJP Chief Amit Shah had directed Thakur to apologise for her remarks and transferred the matter to party's Disciplinary Committee.

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Published: 20 Jun 2019, 11:40 AM IST
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