New Delhi: Congress leader Divya Spandana has once again triggered a controversy with a tweet allegedly targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The tweet not only provoked a backlash from the BJP but also from within her party.
The actor-politician had taken a dig at a photo of PM Modi standing by the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 182-metre tall Statue of Unity, which was unveiled on Wednesday, with the comment: “Is that bird dropping?”
A furious BJP said the “values of the Congress are dropping” and targeted Rahul Gandhi. And Congress sources said the party did not approve of the language used by Divya Spandana against PM Modi.
The Congress leader, however, remained defiant and hit back with another tweet.
This is the second time in a month that Divya Spandana has been in the news in controversial circumstances.
In September, Tamil Nadu BJP leader SR Sekar petitioned Coimbatore City Police Commissioner seeking action against Divya Spandana for referring to PM Modi as thief in one of her tweets, using a still from the trailer of the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer film “Thugs of Hindostan”. The tweet had a photoshopped image of PM Modi painting the word ‘chor’ (Hindi for thief) on the forehead of his wax statue.
Last month, her social media designation vanished from her Twitter bio, which fuelled buzz that she was upset with her party after her role was downsized.
The bio, which describes her as “Actor, Former Member of Parliament, currently handling Social Media & Digital Communications for the Congress party” is back.
Last year, Divya Spandana took charge of Congress’s spiritless social boards and ramped up the Twitter presence of not just the party but its chief Rahul Gandhi, who was struggling to match up to a Twitter-savvy PM Modi.