- Shabana Azmi tweeted video showing workers washing dishes in dirty water
- Railways clarified, saying the video was from Malaysia
- Ms Azmi apologised for her tweet, saying that she "stands corrected"
"Mam, video is of Malaysian eatery which faces closure after video shows workers washing dishes in puddle of murky water," the tweet from the railway ministry's handle pointed out, even attaching a news story from the country to validate the point.
Almost immediately, Ms Azmi apologised, but twitter trolls would have none of it, even asking the rail ministry to file a complaint of defamation against her.
"Thank you for clarifying this. I stand corrected. Please accept my apologies," she tweeted.
Mam, video is of Malaysian eatery which faces closure after video shows workers washing dishes in puddle of murky water: Link News is https://t.co/n6U2f9fMP0— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 5, 2018
Later, she again tweeted, saying, "I have apologised unconditionally. I stand corrected."
The issue generated a lot of traction on the micro-blogging site. It received over 67,000 impressions, the ministry's tweet got 915 retweets and more than 1000 likes.
The railways was in the news recently when a video went viral showing a vendor coming out of a train toilet with tea and coffee cans. The vendor was fined Rs 1 lakh by the railways later.