Hyderabad: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving his speech at the Ramlila Maidan, a strange trend broke out on Twitter. Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal tweeted, “I m hearing a thought provoking speech from @narendramodi sir #RamlilaMaidan (sic).” She was among the many Twitter users who posted the same tweet.
All the shared tweets missed an apostrophe between ‘I’ and ‘M’ and a hyphen between ‘thought’ provoking.
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 22, 2019
Twitterati soon started mocking the player by sharing screenshots of her post along with other identical tweets. One user said, “Saina Nehwal doesn’t have a mind of her own anymore. She is just a BJP IT Cell.”
— Genius (@SarojK304) December 22, 2019
Nehwal had her own set of supporters too. A twitter user Gaurav Saxena posted saying, “You are one of the few celebrities of India, who are with Indian sentiments.”
It is not the first time that Twitter users are trolling Saina Nehwal for the ‘Copy-Paste Act’. Earlier in October, many sportswomen had posted an identical tweet: “I thank @narendramodi sir for his initiative to honour and empower women this Diwali. Acknowledgement motivates us to work harder and make India proud. #bharatkilaxmi (sic).”
Sports personalities such as Mary Kom, PV Sindhu and Manika Bhatra had shared their support to the Bharat Laxmi initiative, aimed at empowering Indian women. All these stars faced criticism for sharing such identical tweets.
Narendra Modi was speaking about the Citizenship Amendment Act at the Ramlila Maidan. In his speech, he said, “The CAA was passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha for the benefit of the Dalits, poor and the oppressed class. The MPs chosen by you made it possible for the bill to be passed in the Parliament. I urge you to stand up and show respect to the Parliament for it. I too bow down to all the representatives along with you.”