Days after Delhi witnessed one of its worst communal violence in decades, which Narendra Modi is yet to condemn, and probably never will, he has announced he will be giving away his social media accounts to women on Women’s Day.
On Monday, Modi posted a tweet expressing his intention to quit social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. His announcement created a frenzy on the internet, taking away the attention from the anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi, which has claimed 49 lives so far and displaced thousands.
This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 2, 2020
Turned out, the tweet was only to create curiosity for a campaign for International Women’s Day on 8 March.
This Women’s Day, I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire us. This will help them ignite motivation in millions.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 3, 2020
Here’s how Twitter called out the Pradhan Sewak’s hypocrisy, given his and BJP’s track record of treating women.
She's a retired teacher. Her husband abandoned her, didn't acknowledge her marriage for 46yrs. Her passport application was rejected in 2015 because her husband didn't sign a joint affidavit. She's #Jashodaben.#SheInspiresUs #CharityBeginsAtHome
— Sachin Stalin (@SachinStalin) March 3, 2020
1 – Ditches his wife.
2 – Uses his mother as a PR stunt.
3 – Encourages his vile IT cell to send death threats and rape threats to thousands of women.
4 – Has tried to malign the strong women of Shaheen Bagh a million times.
5 – Spent 56% of the funds of Beti Bachao on publicity. https://t.co/BWDSJWezd7
— s 🍒 (@leftists1ut) March 3, 2020
▪️His party defends rapists Sengar & Chinmayanand
▪️He didnt say a word abt Unnao & other rapes
▪️His party defames resilient women of ShaheenBagh
▪️He follows trolls giving rape threats
Only a man like Modi thinks handing over SM accounts is Women Empowerment#SheInspiresUs
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) March 3, 2020
Ridiculous PR campaign will already have woman selected,tweets they would post will already be screened & approved. Instead of unfollowing rabid handles who abuse women this PR stunt is a mockery when so many women are suffering due to state sponsored violence #SheInspiresUs
— پربھا (@deepsealioness) March 3, 2020
— Sushovan Patra (@Psushovan) March 3, 2020
Give up hatred, not social media accounts. pic.twitter.com/HDymHw2VrB
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 2, 2020
Suggestion: give it to the SURVIVORS of RAPISTS & MOLESTERS IN BJP. Would be a meaningful initiative! #SheInspiresUs
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) March 3, 2020