After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy got stuck on a flyover for 15 minutes during his visit to Punjab, BJP has accused the peaceful protest of farmers as a threat to Prime Minister’s life.
Drawing comparisons to Indira Gandhi’s assassination, several verified BJP handles gave genocidal calls like “repetition of 1984”, the sikh massacre and “expelling every punjabi from the army.”
Abhijeet Singh Sanga, BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh, tweeted, “Don’t make the mistake of considering him Indira Gandhi. Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi is his name. You won’t even get a paper to write on or history to read.”
He later excused himself saying his account was hacked.
Another BJP leader from Maharashtra , Avadhut Wagh tweeted, “Hang Punjab CM till death.”
Punjab chief minister, Charanjit Singh Channi in a press conference said, “I am tired of asking, what security threat was there PM Ji? There were no protesters within 1 km range of the Prime Minister, there were 6000 security personnel, IB, and SPG for PM’s security. What danger could have been there?”
“Turban terrorism on the rise, Operation Bluestar soon,” read another tweet.
“If even a scratch would have come to narendramodi ji, then you must understand Rahul Gandhi, what could have happened…? 1984 would be dwarfed in all memories, be aware clearly. Modi ji is the head of a family of 130 crore Indians,” tweeted Sushil Kedia, a verified Twitter user.
A common tweet was tweeted more than hundred times by right-wing Hindu users. “A tree had fallen in 1984 and the earth shook. He (Modi) is Mount Everest. There will be total devastation,” read the hate tweet.
According to a Times of India report, genocidal calls against Sikhs were given on Facebook as well.
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh along with a video message tweeted asking Prime Minister’s office to take action against ‘hate terrorism’ against Sikhs on social media even from prominent handles by registering sedition cases against them.
Gurpreet S. Sahota, a journalist tweeted, “Modi’s Ferozepur rally was totally empty; reason was bad weather and protests. This flop rally made him go back. Close to 100 buses stopped by protestors at a toll plaza, were coming from Jammu filled with BJP supporters.”
The BJP rally was set up with 7000 chairs, but only about 500 turned out.
“I live in India where PM feels ‘unsafe’ in 15 minutes of jam and yet I live in India where farmers are moved down under cars,” tweeted Updesh Kaur.