This Article is From Dec 13, 2017

Devendra Fadnavis' Wife Trolled For Promoting Christmas-Themed Charitable Event

Trouble began when Amruta Fadnavis put out this tweet, promoting a Christmas event organised by a FM radio channel.

Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta Fadnavis were targeted on Twitter


  • Devendra Fadnavis and his wife were targeted by online trolls
  • On social media, Amruta Fadnavis was asked to do more for Hindu festivals
  • Amruta Fadnavis put out a clarification later tagging the Chief Minister
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta found herself at the receiving end of heavy criticism from a section of social media on Tuesday for promoting a Christmas-themed charitable event in Mumbai. 

Trouble began when Ms Fadnavis put out a tweet, promoting a Christmas event organised by an FM radio channel. 

Soon after the tweet was posted, the chief minister and his wife were attacked, with some asking if Amruta Fadnavis was a Hindu before marriage. A few others said this move by Ms Fadnavis might not fare well for the chief minister's career, while some asked her to do more for Hindu festivals. 

The criticism got to a point where Ms Fadnavis had to put out a clarification in which the chief minister and his office was tagged as well. 

Standing her ground, Ms Fadnavis in a follow up tweet, tagging the chief minister and his office, said, ""Love, sharing and empathy have no religion - let's accept all positivity around us and stay away from negative thoughts and demotivating energies."

She also tweeted:

This is not the first time a BJP leader has been challenged this harshly on Twitter. 

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan had to delete his tweet supporting Supreme Court's ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and nearby areas. His tweets on a "Green Diwali" had apparently rattled a section on social media who called the ban anti-tradition.

Former BJP president and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was slammed for taking on trolls soon after the Amarnath terror attack in July earlier this year. When a comment on the Amarnath terror attack appeared to cross the line, Mr Singh had tweeted, "All Kashmiris are not terrorists". He also stressed that it was his job to ensure peace and tranquility in all parts of the country. This led to a barrage of tweets against the senior leader.