- Digvijaya Singh said meme not his but he 'couldn't help posting it'
- Outrage and shocked protests on social media against the post
- 'His comments reflect the Congress' diseased mind': BJP
"Digvijaya Singh's comments on Twitter reflect the Congress party's diseased mind. They have not only insulted the elected Prime Minister of this country, but also the people of India," said BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao.
"And they want PM to unfollow molesters & abusers. He should by blocking Arvind Kejriwal & Digvijaya Singh," tweeted columnist Tavleen Singh.
Amid outrage and shocked protests on social media against his post, Digvijaya Singh was defiant, tweeting, "When Modi ji & those he follows have used abusive language against Sonia ji Rajivji Indira ji Nehru ji Gandhi ji why they remained quiet?" He also said, "I have clearly said it (the meme) is not mine, I have disowned it."
Social media raged that an account, Nikhil Dadhich (@nikhildadhich), which used cuss words in reference to Ms Lankesh, is followed by Prime Minister. "While we fight trolls, PM Modi ignites them," the Congress said.
The BJP also pointed out that PM Modi has not unfollowed either Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal despite his abusive comments about him or Rahul Gandhi despite his being accused of a corruption scam.