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We Were Proud of Him Even When You Were Strengthening Your Booth: Twitter Hits Out at Modi for Politicising Abhinandan

In a politically charged speech, the PM invoked the IAF Wing Commander's name and his Tamilian identity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come under fire of social media user for referring to Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan while delivering a politically charged speech in Tamil Nadu on Friday, March 1.

While addressing the rally, the PM had said, “It makes every Indian proud that the brave Wing Commander Abhinandan hails from Tamil Nadu,” while attacking the Opposition and the previous governments.

Social media users swiftly called out the prime minister’s politicisation of the IAF pilot’s capture and release. Many users pointed out that the PM had not made any public statements about Abhinandan’s capture, prior to evoking his Tamilian identity. It is noteworthy that the hashtag #GoBackModi started trending on Twitter ahead of the PM’s visit to the state. BJP does not have a vote base in the state, and had managed to win only one seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Even during the PM’s last visit to Tamil Nadu, residents of the state had trended the same hashtag to make their displeasure known.

One Delhi-based journalist referred to Yedyurappa’s much-criticised remark that the IAF air strike in Balakot will “help BJP win 22 seats” in Karnataka, and asked how Modi’s mention of the Wing Commander was any different.

One user pointed out that Modi had made a distasteful pun at the Vigyan Conference, referring to the India-Pakistan tensions as a “pilot project”.

Another journalist appealed that the nation was “on the brink of war” and such politicisation should not be done.

Another user pointed out the inappropriateness of referring to the pilot’s Tamilian heritage.

Journalist Rohini Singh referred to the fact that the Prime Minister was launching an app and addressing a BJP booth workers’ video conference not long after Abhinandan was captured.

Also Read: Bizarre, Relentless Politicisation: Modi Says Every Indian Proud That Abhinandan Is From Tamil Nadu

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