Outspoken journalist Ravish Kumar has yet again urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to follow those who spew venom on social media. This issue made headlines soon after renowned journalist Gauri Lankesh’s assassination. One Nikhil Dadhich, from Surat, posted a seriously offensive and insensitive tweet after Lankesh’s murder. Not only was the language of the tweet derogatory, he seemed to approve Lankesh’s killing. PM Modi follows Dadhich on Twitter.
There are many other people whose tweets reek of intolerance and PM Modi happens to follow them. NDTV’s senior journalist Ravish Kumar expressed disappointment over this and posted a letter on media channel’s website saying that following such people does not behoove the dignity of PM’s office. “The sad part is that you happen to follow some of these people on Twitter who use grotesque language and indiscriminately dole out threats. And you have continued to subscribe to their accounts even after their malevolence was highlighted in public and sparked controversies. That such people should be able to claim or have any affiliation to you does not behoove either you or the dignity of your office,” his appeal to PM said.